Art for the Holidays
After a BIG, LONG hiatus, it’s nice to be back.The break was due in part to full-time work (someone’s gotta pay the bills, kids) and utter laziness. No whining. Except for being too sick to see the Fuck You, I Love You show at The Mockbee in Brighton last weekend, as well as the Final Friday gallery walk. I was bummed to miss the fun, but also realized I’m getting old, as I still call the Mockbee SS Nova.
To do: this Friday and Saturday December 3 and 4 is Open House at Essex Studios. Go see painting, sculpture, photos, and more. For the gift-giver, it’s a perfect chance to support your local artist and get a one-of-a-kind gift. Personally, I’ve got my eye on a fabric necklace that I waffled on buying at the LAST open house. A lesson learned: If you really want something but aren’t sure, and it’s still there a month later, it was meant to be. Or something like that.
For more gift-buying, check out Yuletide ’10: Gift Art by Local Artists & Crafters at 1305 Gallery. It’s located at that very number, on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. You’ll find neat, handmade stuff by more than 20 different local artists and crafters. The show runs Tuesdays and Sundays (and by appointment) all month of December. And if the recipient doesn’t like their gift, you can just tell them it’s “art.” That should shut them up. Hee hee.