Art in the Pines Returns to Civic Club
Art in the Pines will return to the Southern Pines Civic Club for the second year Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring art and fine crafts from local artisans.
The show was founded last year by a small group of local artists, who hoped to provide the community with the opportunity to start their gift shopping by supporting their local neighbors and friends, and to keep at least a portion of their gift spending in the community.
Amy Smith, one of the organizers, says, "The show seemed to be very well received last year. People enjoyed starting their holiday season browsing through booths full of beautiful handcrafted items. We hope Art in the Pines will become a favorite tradition in the area."
The show features 14 local artisans who are invited directly by the organizers. Many of the participants were at the first event last year, but there will be some new faces as well.
Penny Arrowood, from Hoke County, will be debuting her intricate hand-bound books and journals at the show. Also new this year, Southern Pines resident Mary Neligan will be in attendance with her "funky fish" sculptural wall art.
Favorites returning from last year include Debbie Keen and her glass bead jewelry, Patti O'Day and her handbags, Jodi Ohl and Amy Smith with mixed media art, Kathleen Miller with decorative painting, Jean Skipper with her mixed metal jewelry, and many more.
Many of the artists have donated door prizes, and drawings will be held throughout the day.
A reception will be held on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and refreshments will be served. There is no cost for admission.
The show hours are Friday from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you would like more information about the show, contact Amy Smith at (910) 528-2110.
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