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November 26, 2013 > Olive HydeÕs holiday show

Olive HydeÕs holiday show

Submitted By Diane Leys

Featuring the work of 88 artists, Olive Hyde Art GuildÕs 31st ÒHoliday for the ArtsÓ offers a gala introduction to the holiday season. The Olive Hyde Art Gallery & Center will be filled with original one-of-a-kind pieces in ceramics, glass, jewelry, scarves, jackets, hats, art quilts, wood, paintings, sculpture, and holiday items for your viewing and shopping pleasure. As the largest Holiday Show & Sale ever offered at Olive Hyde Art Center, finding the perfect gift or personal treasure at a reasonable price is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

As a popular community event, ÒHoliday for the Arts,Ó returns the Olive Hyde Art Gallery with an opening Gala evening on Friday, December 6. Guests will be served appetizers, sweets, beer and wine in the tent covered Gallery courtyard. The festive activities continue on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, with musical entertainment each afternoon. In addition to the shopping wonderland, Saturday's guests will enjoy a classical guitar ensemble and vocalist. The members of Flute Fantasia will be performing. There is no charge to the public for either Saturday or Sunday.

Annually, Olive HydeÕs ÒHoliday for the Arts Show & SaleÓ strives to present high quality, original, one-of-a-kind pieces to the Fremont community. Each artist must submit to a judging process in order to have their work selected.

This yearÕs show will present the work of 22 artists new to Olive Hyde. As one of the new artists, Leilani Bennet will be bringing original silk jackets and scarves. Her luxurious fabrics and creative designs promise to be very popular. Also new to the show this year, Yasala Balaiah, an award winning artist, who has received the National Award from the President of India in 1994 will show some small framed paintings and batik hangings. Fremont artist Brad Medeiros will be showing his glass ornaments and decorative pieces with Olive Hyde for the first time. Additionally, ceramicist Miki Shim-RutterÕs tea pots and other pieces transform the functional to the beautiful with each detail designed to consider how the piece fits and feels in your hand.

Several local artists have participated in the ÒHoliday Show & SaleÓ for many years, annually bringing new work. Among the returning artists and known for her paintings and exquisite hanging quilts, Denise Oyama Miller will display a wide variety of work: mixed media collage paintings, boxed card sets, hand dyed scarves, holiday ornaments and in addition, lovely wool felted hats, scarves, and hand warmers. In addition, Denise will again bring in her popular socks which she knits on a WWI knitting machine.

Also returning is glass artist Gigi Erickson, whose work is shown throughout California. After training with a stained glass master artist, Erickson went on to Corning, New York to take classes from prominent glass blowers. In addition to her beautiful flowers, Erickson will be bringing a variety of glass pieces and unique jewelry.

Always a popular artist in the Olive Hyde show, award winning photographer Kay Hille-Hatton, who has had her photographs shown in the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, will bring new photographic work to the Holiday Show & Sale. Hille-Hatton will also bring a selection of items from her current stunning jewelry collection.

Olive Hyde Gala
Friday, Dec. 6
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd, Fremont
Tickets are $15
Tickets are available at the door or by calling (510) 793-5067.

Show and Sale
Saturday, Dec. 7
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd, Fremont
Admission is free

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