By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Nov. 8, 2018) With the weather cooling off, Berlin’s 2nd Friday events are moving indoors and the Maker’s Market season has come to an end.
Art stroll events this week will include exhibitions at the Globe on Broad Street at the Worcester County Arts Council building on Jefferson Street.
Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee Chairwoman Heather Layton is coordinating the “Little Local Things Holiday Market.” Layton said she approached Globe owner Jen Dawicki several months ago about turning her upstairs gallery space “into more of a market place over the holiday season.”
“Think gift-giving and unique, locally crafted items,” Layton said. “I could spend all day making a list of talented artisans in this area, but the space is only so big. I narrowed it down to artists that offer items in that gift-giving price point, are unique to their craft and, well, good humans.”
Participating Artists are Patti Backer, Kathy Denk, Wendy Helmuth, Kristin Hooks, Molly Pratt, Dawn Tarr-Scott and Layton.
“You can expect everything from hand-painted ornaments and hand-stamped flatware, to fun knit hats, driftwood Santas, stained glass, whimsical wall art and found-art photography,” Layton said. “We have quite an array and inventory will be replenished throughout the season. I hope people take advantage of browsing the market place while waiting for a table or run in to check it out as well. Shopping is opening during the Globe’s normal business hours.”
An opening reception for the marketplace is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.
Additionally, the Worcester County Arts Council will feature a new, juried exhibition titled “Small Treasures.”
“The objective of this show is to encourage and challenge artists to become involved in the exciting world of miniature art. The subject was open to the artist’s individual expression,” Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said in a press release.
“This exhibit features a total of 38 entries submitted by professional or amateur artists with work in all media,” Mullis said. “All entries are juried and judged for the competition by local artist and art educator, Monica Forrester.”
An opening reception, open to the public, is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. and complimentary refreshments will be offered throughout the event.
The exhibit will remain on display until Dec. 31.
For more information on the Worcester County Arts Council, visit www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org.
For more information on the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, visit www.artsinberlin.org.