Holiday Open House to Feature Artists and Author

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Black Belt Treasures Holiday Open House with Artists and Author

'Tis the season to snack on tasty treats while watching Santa’s artists hard at work at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center's Annual Holiday Open House.

Join us on Friday, November 16th from 11am until 3pm to enjoy some of the best one-of-a-kind works of art in Alabama!

Beginning at 11am and lasting until 3pm, the community is invited to join us for sweet and savory treats while artists demonstrate their artwork throughout the day. Artists in attendance will be: Susan Alsup (Wilcox County ceramics painter), Betty Bain and her daughter April McCartney (Dallas County basket makers), Sharon Dozier (Clarke County painter and mixed media artist), Larry Gates (Clarke County regional wood tables & benches), Andrew McCall (Lowndes County vine basket maker, and barn wood churches and angels), and Mary Margaret Pettway (Wilcox County quilter and historian). There is no charge to attend, but you may want to check off a few people on your Christmas shopping list while you are here!

Gwyneth McCorquodale, Perry County author of "Gifts from Mexia: My Small, Alabama Hometown", will join us from 1-3 for a book signing. Gwenyth Jaye McCorquodale is a proud native of Mexia, Alabama. She is retired from teaching at Judson College where she was Professor of Education, Head of the Department of Education, and Chair of the Social Science Division. In this collection of writings, McCorquodale shares snippets of her childhood experiences of growing up in the small, rural community of Mexia in Monroe County, Alabama, during the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. The themes of family, faith, education, and community emerged as she compiled the writings into this edition.

Kids, Cornbread the Elf is set to return to his mischievous game of hide-and-seek on Friday! Each day, kids are invited to come in and find Cornbread and enter their name in a drawing for a basket filled with art supplies! You never know where Cornbread may be - having a tea party with Martha Moorer's hand-painted china to riding Trey Culpepper's welded tractor under the tree. That elf always amazes us with his creative hiding places. Cornbread's Scavenger Hunt is for kids ages 3 - Grade 6.

BBTCAC November Holiday Hours are: Wednesday, November 21 from 10am – 2pm; CLOSED on Thursday, November 22; Black Friday, November 23 from 9am – 4pm; and Small Business Saturday, November 24, from 10am – 3pm.

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