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Gallery opens for Black Friday
by Jebb Johnston
Nov 24, 2016 | 1186 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff photo by Jebb Johnston - Artist Guild President Sonny Boatman shows some of the items available at the art gallery, such as a hand-turned wooden bowl made by Gary Lacom and pottery by Helene Fielder.
Staff photo by Jebb Johnston - Artist Guild President Sonny Boatman shows some of the items available at the art gallery, such as a hand-turned wooden bowl made by Gary Lacom and pottery by Helene Fielder.
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The best gifts come from the heart and close to home.

The art gallery hopes that thought will bring in shoppers to check out a holiday collection loaded with gift options, all of them locally made. The gallery will be open on Black Friday and Saturday at 609 North Fillmore.

“We have more than 60 different artists and craftspeople represented from now until Christmas,” said Artist Guild President Sonny Boatman. “We think things that are made in Corinth or nearby areas and not in China make a special gift.”

The selection includes jewelry, pottery, tree ornaments, baskets, hand-turned wooden items, knit scarves and hats, notecards and, as always, an impressive selection of original paintings. A selection of cards and whimsical framed paintings by Jesse Ables just arrived.

Also included are a couple of pieces of furniture made by Wanda Birchfield, including a tall, narrow cabinet made from red oak.

For the holiday event, the gallery has brought back the remaining collection of Joe McKewen high school portraits.

“We hope people who are in town visiting will enjoy looking through these for old pictures of themselves and friends,” said Boatman.

The gallery also invites people to come in after the Christmas parade on Dec. 3, when free photos with Santa will be available at the gallery (bring a camera or phone to take the picture).

The gallery is offering a 20 percent discount through Dec. 3. Proceeds from sales support the local artists and the educational outreach programs of the artist guild.

For gallery information, call 665-0520.
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