Day: November 30, 2018

Shop Small

Support your neighbors by shopping local and small this holiday season. This is a partial list of local people who need your support while providing you with amazing and original gift ideas for everyone on your list.

This listing is from a request on Facebook on the real Redding 411. The names in italics are the people who made the suggestions… many are the actual business owners.

  • Susan Winters: Vintage by Winters, vintage and handmade jewelry, gifts and vintage housewares and dolls Www.ebay.com/usr/vintagebywinters

    Contact me before ordering for 10% off

  • Flash Whitlock LockwoodTowerMiniatures.com 1/12th scale miniatures and Dollhouses. website, tradeshows and by appointment
  • Courtney von D
    Southern Belle Products
    Apothecary & Survival Business – We take the best of Mother Nature and turn it into herbal remedies, and do our best to help you prepare for the worst of Mother Nature, and life, with our survival
  • Victoria Eastus
    Carrot Top Kitchens, a specialty food company producing local and all natural foods. Check out our FB page, Instagram and Twitter. Pickup and home delivery available. Mention hello Redding and receive 10% off.
  • Morag Grassie
    Ally Bally Bee is a marketplace for local artists and handcrafted unique gift items. It’s  your best craft fair open 7 days a week and all year round! Many of the artists work there too and will happily tell you about their craft.
  • Kellie Robinson
    Wilton Jewelers
    fully licensed GIA gemologists with 35 years of experience offering many services besides jewelry retail such as jewelry design, repairs, appraisals and ear piercing.
  • Liz Koslov
    Imagine That is a mother-daughter fluid art company. Custom paintings (small and large), tables, magnets, jars and other household items. We also take special commission requests. We will be at the Redding Artisian Fair on December 8th
  • Muriel Badinelli
    MB Designs — handmade, one-of-a-kind woven jewelry using crystals, pearls, gemstones and seed beads. custom work
  • Jessica Bowen
    Flower Girl Local Florist for walk-ins, deliveries and events with unique gifts and plants @14 West Branchville RD. Across the tracks from the Branchville train station.
  • Stacey Steinmetz
    Blossom House Flowers
    Field-to-Table flowers
    Part of a growing farmer-florist movement to grow, design and deliver fresh from the field flower arrangements cut at the peak of perfection on our little Redding flower farm
  • Kris Shawver Jolls
    Essentially Reel – essential oils for a natural lifestyle
  • Sue Dorenbosch
    The UPS Store Jan and Sue Dorenbosch offer concierge service – with a smile 🙂
  • Bonnie Sassano
    Melaleuca the Wellness online discount shopping club.
  • Marion Unangst
    BeadFree Forever Handcrafted Jewelry made in Redding.
  • Kea Chiang
    Retro Radio Farm in Redding We sell antique radios that we restore. We also can upgrade to play MP3 through Bluetooth or Amazon Echo Dot (included).
  • Trish Sandolo
    Whimsy Chick Designs …custom portraits for people & pets, muralist, decorative finishing, furniture painting etc!
  • Iysha Randolph
    A Touch Of Glory (203) 938 – 4784 Haircuts
  • Julie Schafferius Thome
    Julie Thome Draperies Inc, custom drapery workroom to-the-trade normally, but will work for Redding peeps if they mention Hello Redding. 203 470 3182 appointment only.

Tree Lighting

Redding Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 1

Festivities start at 3:30pm  – Highlights include:
JRMS Select Choir
JBHS Select Choir
Gallows Hill Horns
Redding Neighbors & Newcomers Star Neighbor Award
Frosty and Rudolph give out candy canes
Hot Chocolate
Tree illuminated at about 4:40pm

Dress warm as this is an outdoor event!
Bring donations of food pantry items

Cancellation line (203)938-5036 X 3

The Opening of Redding’s Holiday Season: MTL Art Show

On Wednesday, the Mark Twain Library was abuzz with activity as close to 130 artists dropped off their work, hoping the juror would chose their pieces for the Mark Twain Library art show.

The 2018 Art Show was juried by Judith Pond Kudlow. Jury of Awards this year is Zufar Bikbov.

Judith Pond Kudlow is an accomplished artist who understands the process from both sides. She has felt the elation of having a piece accepted… among many other distinguished exhibitions she has had her work displayed at the MTL show. She also sympathizes with an artist when a piece is not chosen, sharing that when facing that kind of disappointment herself, she used it as a learning tool. Kudlow hopes that artists whose work was not accepted will not be discouraged and will strive higher for the next show.

Although the submissions are high caliber, there are other factors in successfully jurying an art show. Ludlow first looks at the art on her own and then goes back around with the Art Co-chairs: Pam Reiss and Kathy Anderson. Reiss and Anderson have been hanging the show long enough to know how many pieces can comfortably fit in the limited space. Size and variety also matter.

Once the juror has made her decisions, the volunteers get to work. They have just 2 days to turn the library into a gallery.

Having submitted art work for the last 6 years, I was elated one year when my painting was chosen. And, happy that it is now hanging in a Redding home, as are some of my silent auction donations. Other years, having my work rejected was discouraging. Bt it didn’t stop my creativity, or my desire to try again.

This year, I am thrilled that my 3-D piece called the Beaded Lady made the cut and am proud that it will be displayed with the sculptures of such well known artists as Babette Bloch and Mark Mellon.

On Friday, Redding’s art lovers will be dusting off their sport coats and cocktail dresses (I might wear my tiara) to attend the Art Show Preview Gala. The event is by ticket only and is sold out. Artists will be hoping that a colored dot appears next to their work, signifying that it is sold.

The Art Show is open to the public from December 1- December 10. Special Library Hours for the Week of the Art Show: Monday and Thursday: 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday: 12 to 5 PM  There is no charge to visit the gallery. All art is available for purchase with a portion of each sale going to support the library.

All library services will be available during the show although no book fair donations will be accepted.

www.marktwainlibrary.org

  
left: Redding artist Jessica Ewud with Art Show chair Rochelle Williston
right: Mary Beth Sharkey looks at a pinting by her husband, Dan


from left to right: Volunteer Sandy Gray, Art co-chair Pam Reiss, Juror Judith Pond Kudlow, Art co-chair Kathy Anderson. Volunteers Nancy Howell and Morna Crites-Moore

  
left: Bethel artist Ival Stratford Kovnet and right: art ready to be juried.