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Last night I attended the opening reception of Artful Holidays at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, VA.  It was a lovely reception, very well attended and as always, the art was just awesome.  Here I am in the gift shop with my dear friend and gift shop diva extraordinaire Jo Louise.  I had dropped off some jewelry a couple of days before.  At that time, the galleries were in between exhibits and the gift shop was in the process of being set up for the reception.  I tell you, gallery people can work miracles, every inch looked amazing last night, including jewelry from yours truly.

This has been a tough year for so many people and it has been a tough year for the arts.  Remember the gift shops in your local art centers, galleries, and museums this year as you shop for gifts.  They are a source of great gifts and our purchases help these vital parts of our communities survive.  Below is the lovely Tiffany who works in the gift shop and has the most beautiful smile.  Here’s hoping you all have artful, art-filled holidays.

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