'Twas the Night Before Christmas' crafts fair to be held Dec. 18-19

RELIEF FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING PANIC

November 30, 1992|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer

They are everywhere.

You see them tearing across mall parking lots with their minds clearly on something else. They have the haunted look of the pursued.

As the days wind down to Christmas, they meet the challenge of shopping for yet another gift with a corresponding rise in the panic level.

Say hello to the Christmas shopper. We have met him, and he is us.

But there is hope and yet another chance, like the one Scrooge got, for redemption.

Just when you're ready to cancel Christmas and run out of town, along comes the Carroll County Crafts Guild and the Carroll County Arts Council's "Twas the Night Before Christmas -- Gifts from the Guild Holiday Show and Sale" to replace panic with possibilities.

The show will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Refreshments and music will be featured at the opening reception to be held that afternoon from 5 p.m until closing at the Carroll County Arts Council Gallery in the Winchester Exchange, 15 E. Main St., Westminster. The show and sale will continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 19.

Baskets, jewelry, prints, textiles, pottery, stained glass and other works of art produced by area artisans will be for sale.

These artists will be featured:

* Richard Anderson, wood toys and puzzles.

* Joanne Bast, jewelry and wall pieces created from needle lace, needle weaving and beadwork.

* Laurel Brown, rug hooking and bird carvings.

* Mark Cherry, creates rustic, twig, split and driftwood tables, chairs, and love seats.

* Steve and Sally Drum, Shaker-inspired wood furniture and accessories.

* Don Hobart, take-away tables, period furniture and wooden snowflake ornaments.

* Linda Kozlowski, handmade candies.

* Patti McCord, rag rugs, table mats, clothing in cotton, silk, wool and mohair.

* Shawn Scanlan, printmaker and wood craftsman.

* Sharon Schaeffer, baskets made from ash, oak, seagrass and reed.

* Carolyn Seabolt, batik, jewelry and unique wooden items. Her work includes vests, pillows and wall hangings with cat motifs.

* Peg Silloway, stained glass using the copper foil technique of Louis Comfort Tiffany, which includes mirrors, boxes, picture frames and glass panels.

tTC * Linda VanHart, rings, necklaces and earrings.

* Terry Whye, pottery.

Information: 848-7272.

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