Northumberland Today, November 6, 2014

COLBORNE - Cool days and frosty nights herald the beginning of the holiday season. Homes and streets sparkle with adornments, and our thoughts soon turn to the anticipation of finding just the right gifts for our loved ones. If it is your wish to find something truly singular this season, then consider the gift of original art.

Each year the members of The Colborne Art Gallery host a very special show called All Things Bright and Beautiful, an exhibit and sale of unique art works in a variety of mediums, sizes and price ranges suitable for gift-giving.

The gallery will be beautifully decked out for the season for the very popular and festive opening reception on Saturday November 15 from 12-4 pm, offering the chance to meet with the artists, sample home made treats, sip some holiday punch, and purchase original art to take home with you. A tree will be decorated with handmade ornaments for sale, all proceeds benefiting the gallery.

The artworks offered at All Things Bright and Beautiful have been created with holiday gift-giving in mind. These works give you the opportunity to communicate a personal message to someone who is very special to you. Perhaps a painting or photograph will bring to mind a particular memory you share. A one-of-a-kind piece of pottery could reflect a favourite food or drink. The right piece of jewellery will tell your loved one, “you are beautiful.” Or, a handcrafted card could send warmth and love across a great distance.

Whatever your desire for gift-giving, the gallery offers a unique opportunity to find something you cannot find elsewhere, as well as a chance to meet the artists in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the opening reception on Saturday, November 15, or visit the Gallery during regular hours until Sunday, December 21. The Colborne Art Gallery, located at 51 King Street East in Colborne, is open Thursdays through Sundays, from 12-5pm.

-Monika Devine