Paintings, sculpture, fiber work, monoprints, photography, pottery, fused glass, hand crafted ornaments, unique jewelry, throw pillows, photographs with Santa and your dog or child plus a specially made gin cocktail are all part of River Valley Artists’ Holiday Show Nov. 25 through Dec. 23.
This unusual show, which includes work by 29 River Valley Artists will be at Promethea Potters, 68 Main Street where the opening party is Friday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 7 with wine and appetizers; the next day, Saturday, Nov. 26, cranberry mimosas and mini quiches will be served from noon to 2.
Photographer Lizzie Appleby will take photos of Santa with your dog or child Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4, and visitors can buy ceramic dog bones ornaments which they can inscribe with their pet’s name.
On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 7, a holiday cocktail provided by Highclere Castle Gin, whose headquarters are in Essex, will be served with pretzels, and on Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 3, a variety of chilis will be served to visitors.
There will be free drawings for a piece of pottery, a hand painted ornament and a small painting throughout the show. And, there will be a wide variety of paintings from landscapes to abstracts plus fused glass Christmas trees, throw pillows, a variety of hand-crafted ornaments, hand-painted scarves and much more.
The show will be open Fridays, from 3 to 7; Saturdays from noon to 7 and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. from Nov. 25 through Dec. 24.
River Valley Artists is a group of artists from Essex, Chester and Deep River who show together year-round in various venues and who conduct a studio tour through the three towns in the fall.