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Holiday Arts Night kicks of Berlin’s Victorian Christmas

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BERLIN – On Nov. 26 the town of

Berlin
will host its annual Holiday Arts Night celebration. Decked out for the holiday season, the streets will be alive with music and this event marks the start of the Victorian Christmas celebration.

The evening begins with the tree lighting ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel. Mayor Gee Williams will open the festivities scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Afterwards the shops throughout town will be open for the Arts event.

With

Main Street
closed to vehicle traffic,

Berlin
takes on the charm of a 19
th century village. Most shops will feature the work of a local artist or craftsperson. Hours are 6-9 p.m.

Featured artists include local wood artist Kenny Graves who will show his custom walking sticks, driftwood sculpture and garden art. Join the artist at Town Center Antiques,

1 North Main St.
for an opening reception.

Look for Patrick Henry at his studio just off

Main Street
on

Bay Street
behind PNC Bank.  This well known local artist presents a personal and profound retrospective of the
Eastern Shore of his childhood.

The space is warm, intimate and its rambling interior provides the perfect canvas to showcase his considerable talents. Enjoy the evening and view new work by this local artist.

Ta Da, located at

18 North Main St.
, will showcase owner Patty Falck’s painted glass art and the shop will be filled with the latest jewelry creations of her daughter, Blair Elizabeth. Blair’s work skillfully incorporates large beads and stones into high fashion necklaces.

Culver’s Antiques will feature the photography of Michael Andrews. Michael’s work is laced with wonderful images of the
Eastern Shore. Geometry, verticals and a strong design sense permeate his impressive collection of landscapes. The eye of this gifted photographer can also find art in the simplicity of old bicycles and rusted automobiles.

The Worcester County Arts Council will celebrate local co-op artists with a showcase of their seasonal arts and crafts.

Paintings, silk scarves, jewelry, ornaments and cards will be featured in the Holly-Days Shoppe. The sale will continue through the holiday season ending Dec. 24. A portion of each sale goes to fund their scholarship and grants program.

For a different twist on the evening, Jeffrey Auxer will be giving lessons and will be demonstrating his glass art in his studio on

Jefferson street
. Located behind the Atlantic Hotel, check out Jeff’s glassblowing studio and his exhibit of architectural, sculptural and functional glass creations.

The Berlin Coffee House will be open for the evening.  Doug Fisher, waterfowl and bird carver, will be the featured artist. Raquel Orsini singer/guitarist will provide music.

The Globe will reprise last years display “Little Local Things” from Kiki Burleigh and A Mermaid’s Purse.  Join the art scene in the upstairs Balcony Gallery.

JJFish Studio will have Cindy Calahan as featured artist. Cindy is a jeweler from the

Washington,
D.C.
area.

Her work frames large cabochon stones, jaspers and agates, set primarily in sterling silver. Each piece is designed as sculpture and fashion statement. Color and drama are hallmarks of her jewelry style.

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