The crafts are back in town: Paradise City Arts Festival returns to Marlborough Nov. 19-21 – Yahoo News

MARLBOROUGH – Local artists will be among the new faces revealing their talents at the fall Paradise City Arts Festival scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center.

A highly selective, beautifully curated showcase for 175 of the finest of independent American artists and craft …….

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MARLBOROUGH – Local artists will be among the new faces revealing their talents at the fall Paradise City Arts Festival scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center.

A highly selective, beautifully curated showcase for 175 of the finest of independent American artists and craft makers, this three-day event is a “must-see” for lovers of the arts in the Greater Boston region and beyond.

Local artists new to the show this year include:

Gary Hawley, of Arlington, turns hardwood on a lathe. This bowl is embellished with an abstract design of thick, brilliantly colored acrylic paint.

  • Jon Berke, of Milford, who creates stylized wood turnings.

  • Franklin photographer Rebecca Skinner, whose haunting images of abandoned places draw the viewer in.

  • Acton’s Frann Addison, who makes beautiful Jewish ceremonial objects known as Judaica.

  • Gary Hawley of Arlington, who crafts beautiful turned wood and jewelry boxes

  • Mimi Kirchner, of Arlington, whose and one-of-a-kind dolls are whimsical and wondrous.

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, this event is highly anticipated. Look for one-of-a-kind home furnishings, fashion, jewelry, fine art, and even stocking stuffers – in every price range – that transcend expectations.

This year’s event showcases an especially high-quality selection of painters, woodworkers, and jewelry designers, many of them new to the show this year. With live music in the Sculpture Café, the special exhibit “Abstract Thoughts” and ongoing demonstrations, the Paradise City will keep visitors entertained and inspired for hours.

Frann Addison, of Acton, began creating Judaica while pursuing an MFA degree in metalsmithing at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1977. Seen here are her Sabbath Candlesticks, made of pewter and repurposed china salt and pepper shakers.

“One aspect of the Paradise City Arts Festival that really sets it apart is the enormous range of the work on display,” said Founding Director Linda Post. “A blend of fine art and fine craft provides a synergy that can inspire collectors to look at something new. Attendees who come expecting to see just functional crafts find themselves wowed by the work of painters, sculptors, and printmakers. Paradise City is unusual in that it has successfully integrated fine art and handmade craft into one show where both are taken seriously.”

The venue is easily accessible from all parts of New England via I-495 and features acres of free parking. A shuttle bus runs a continuous loop to and from the adjoining parking lots. Two cafés serve light meals, beverages, wine and beer, and desserts.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required for entry. Face coverings must be worn indoors and on the parking shuttle. Read about this show’s Health and Safety Guidelines.

Milford artist Jon Berke uses a combination of a resin, dyed ocean blue with a silver powder combined with an Australian Brown Mallee burl wood then turned on lathe turned into a hollow vessel with a finish of between 15 to 20 coats of a hand rubbed wipe on polyurethane to achieve a glass like finish.

Special Themed Exhibit: ‘Abstract Thoughts’

Looking deeply at abstract art can take you down a rabbit …….

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