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The Palette & The Page Announces The December First Friday Opening Reception

Written on:November 4, 2016
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The Palette & The Page
November 4, 2016

Sarah Dressler and Susan O’Hanlon will be present at their Opening Reception for “Taking Shape: Story, Hand, Experience” with music by Joe Paulus and Wendy Gill and a book signing with Sharon Brubaker, Friday, December 2, 2016, 5pm-8pm.

The December 2, 2016 First Friday Elkton Art Loop Event features an Opening Reception with live music and a book signing from 5pm-8pm.

The First Friday Event, December 2, 2016 at The Palette & The Page gallery, features the opportunity to meet Sarah Dressler, mixed media artist and Susan O’Hanlon, ceramicist at the opening reception for “Taking Shape: Story, Hand, Experience” from 5pm-8pm. Joe Paulus & Wendy Gill will be providing music during the Opening and Sharon Brubaker will be signing her books.

On Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5pm-8pm, Sarah Dressler and Susan O’Hanlon will be at their Opening Reception for “Taking Shape: Story, Hand, Experience” at The Palette & The Page. “Taking Shape: Story, Hand, Experience” features the mixed media work of Sarah Dressler with hand sculpted dolls and art, along with Susan O-Hanlon featuring both functional and decorative ceramics.

Sarah Dressler, originally from the Philadelphia area, graduated from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Crafts/Metals. Her focus in college was largely on jewelry and no matter what medium she is working in she continues to work on a jewelers scale to this day. She discovered art dolls in 2001 and fell in love with the infinite variety of materials and styles that can be incorporated into these small sculptures. Additionally, Sarah has been demonstrating the art of calligraphy and illumination as a featured artist at the Medieval Festival and the Sacred Arts Festivals at the Glen Cairn Museum, in Bryn Athyn, PA since 2009.

Encountering clay in her life’s journey several times, Susan O’Hanlon finally embraced the challenge of working with this medium about ten years ago. She loves all that clay has to offer: limitless possibilities for self-expression, endless opportunity to learn and grow as she masters her craft, and unparalleled technical challenges to overcome and entertain Susan for the rest of her life. For Susan, there is a certain spiritual experience in working with clay. This show features both decorative and functional ceramics.

The exhibit will continue through Friday, December 30th.

Local Author, Sharon Brubaker, will be signing her books, The Greening, The Leafing and The Blossoming – a series, and her newest Between Earth and Sea: A Selkie Tale. We hope you’ll come and meet Sharon.

Wendy Gill and Joe Paulus will be performing live music during the Opening Reception.

The Event is FREE.

About The Palette & The Page
Established in November 2009, The Palette & The Page is a woman owned gallery that carries art by local artists, books by local authors, the music of local singer/songwriters,and gently used books. The gallery also offers workshops in the arts. We are located in Elkton, Maryland, a designated Arts and Entertainment District in the State of Maryland. Our goals are many: to support Artists, Authors, Musicians, Poets, the Arts, and to provide YOU a place to find unique, handmade, artistic items for yourself and gifts for your family and your friends.

“Enriching Lives Through Art & Beauty”

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