An invitation to select your Gifts from the Gallery

By David F. Rooney

If you are looking for an artistic, one-of-a-kind gift that will help make this a memorable Christmas for a close friend or loved one, you should drop by the Visual Arts Centre at 320 Wilson Street, starting at 6 pm this Friday and browse through the offerings in the annual Gifts from the Gallery show and sale.

Gifts from the Gallery features outstanding photography, wood carving, paintings, mixed media, jewellery, and much, much more for the discriminating shopper.

Does this sound like a bit of a come-on? I suppose it does, but I hope you’ll forgive me because, after all, I am a real booster for the arts in our community and, too, because I’ve had a preview of the show and know how I want to spend some of my money.

But that’s enough from me. The show and sale starts this Friday, December 10, at 6 pm and continues until December 19. Click here for more information about the show and sale.

In the meanwhile, here are images of some of the things you’ll see (And perhaps even buy!) at Gifts from the Gallery:

Pick a hand-made card or ornament from the Christmas tree. David F. Rooney photo
Corin Flood spent much of his spare time this autumn make gorgeous birch wood bowls such as these. David F. Rooney photo
If you'd like a single flower on your desk you might like to consider these tiny vases by Christina Romeo. David F. Rooney photo
This vase by Sandra Flood and these images by Krista Stovel are among the scores of beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts available at the Visual Arts Centre. David F. Rooney photo
Sandra Flood admires this fantastic, quirky and beautifully made chess set by Jen Rogers. David F. Rooney photo
Fabric artist Akira Ellen Hansen has some lovely textiles at Gifts form the Gallery. David F. Rooney photo
Here's something every cutting-edge Christmas tree needs: one of Jen Rogers' Christmas dragon ornaments. David F. Rooney photo