Spectrum Art & Jewelry in Wilmington, NC, Celebrates American Craft Week – Oct. 9, 2010

Spectrum Art & Jewelry in Wilmington, NC, will be hosting a kids of all ages craft activity with gallery artist Kristin Gibson as part of American Craft Week. The event, Silk Painting at Spectrum Art & Jewelry will take place on Oct. 9, 2010, from 10am – 2pm.

Try your hand at silk painting using “Sharpies & salt” with textile artist and painter, Kristin Gibson. Materials fee $5 per person. All supplies provided, participants take home finished pieces. Proceeds donated to Dreams of Wilmington. Visit inside the gallery to see Kristin Gibson’s Fall collection of silks, and take in all of Spectrum’s NC craft artists.

Kristin Gibson is a full time artist who lives and works in Carolina Beach, near Wilmington. A prolific painter, and mother of two, Kristin creates spirited “alla prima” paintings and fabrics stirred from elements of daily life. Color and pattern inspire the lyrical qualities of her still lifes, seascapes and silk scarves. Shaped by the ebb and flow of a lifetime by the sea, as well as the salt air and water integral to her process, Gibson calls her backyard work space “Saltwater Studio”.

Since 1997, Spectrum Art & Jewelry has offered an irresistible selection of dazzling jewelry, original art, and memorable gifts in a uniquely uplifting and warm environment. Designed for the purpose of promoting and selling the artworks of North American artists in all media, the focus of Spectrum Gallery is color. The goal of Spectrum Gallery is to support our community, our customers, and our artists in achieving a positive and mutually rewarding experience through the sale and purchase of unique artworks and jewelry. Spectrum represents over 100 select American Artists.

American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade American crafts and the people who make them. Galleries, schools, museums, artists, guilds, and libraries across the country will be holding events showcasing American craft. American Craft Week is a project of the Craft Artists and Retailers for Tomorrow (www.craftonline.com) and Craft in America (www.craftinamerica.org). For more information on American Craft Week, and a complete listing of participants and events, please go to (www.americancraftweek.com).

This event is open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spectrum Art & Jewelry is located at The Forum, 1125-H Military Cutoff, Wilmington, NC.

For further info call the gallery 888/233-1444 or visit (www.spectrumartandjewelry.com).

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