Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gift and Craft show takes over Richmond Auditorium

Nothing ventured, nothing gained...the Richmond Holiday arts and crafts show at the Richmond
Auditorium Saturday, November 20, 2010, came and went without much fanfare or publicity.  Sponsored by the Richmond Visitors and Convention Bureau, the vendors were given the opportunity to show and sell their work for a modest fee--and there was a small but steady stream of shoppers.  The gifts offered at low prices included home made jewelry and sewn objects.  There was also soap and stained glass.  Here are some photos from the event.  I apologize if I got the names wrong or left them out altogether.  This is an event you might plan to attend next year, to find that something special for a loved one, at a reasonable price.  And it's hand made by local people!

Diane Wheeler of Soft & Pretty

A child's T-shirt with a Soft and Pretty

Jane Naimark.  These are her creations,
mostly boxes elaborately decorated with beads.

Jane Naimark's creations.

Richard Weber of NIA art Glass showing his
stained glass ornaments.

Nancy Samuel of
how she makes dichroic glass pendants
from fused layes of art glass.

Friends of Disabled Children, Inc., had a table
to show the creations of their children with
special needs, which included earrings for
$5 a pair.  You'll never find a better price on
beautiful jewelry than that.  Here are Greg Ruiz,
Janet Lloyd, Sharolyn Babb, Gretchen Borg, and
Lynda McPhee.  Two of them seem to be missing,
but these are the names they gave me, when I got
home and looked at the brochure they gave me.

Here are Katrene Robertson (r)
and her daughter Thaeileu Boykin (l)
of Katrena's Gifts & Such.