Artists show their craft
Works by Baltimore- and Annapolis-area artists will be featured at Crafters Gallery, a juried craft show taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Annapolis Armory, 18 Willow St. The event, produced by Diane Ruegg and Jaci McDonald, will include works by Gary White, a folk artist who carves whimsical figures (left and right) from wood with a chain saw, and Doris Campbell, who does soft sculpture. Ruegg is the owner of Katie Bugs, 1600 Forest Drive in Annapolis, which offers handcrafted gift items and artwork, mostly from regional artists. Admission to the show is $5, good for both days. Call 410-280-2322.
* Ceramic artwork and pottery by artists from Maryland and around the country will be available at Winterfest '98, the fourth annual holiday invitational exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave., through Dec. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 410-578-1919.
* Artists at the Mill Centre Association, 3000 Chestnut Ave., will open their studios for their annual fall arts weekend sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stained glass, pottery, prints, sculpture, fabrics and jewelry are among the items that will be available. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-467-4911.
* Christmas in the Woods offers antiques, decorations, gifts, toys and specialty foods through Nov. 29 at a charming Victorian house, 10415 Stevenson Road in the village center in Stevenson. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-486-3722.
* You can get holiday-decoration ideas and watch floral designers create holiday arrangements at Decorating with Nature's Gifts, sponsored by the Ferndale Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue, 7220 Greyburn Drive, Glen Burnie. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. To register or for more information, call 410-859-1795.
A history of Maryland furniture
The latest research on Maryland furniture and furniture makers will be the focus of a symposium from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Presentations include "New Interpretations of Baltimore Painted Furniture," by Jeannine Disviscour, of the historical society, and "Making Furniture in the Chesapeake Bay Country," by Ronald Hurst, of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Admission is $45 for society members, $55 for nonmembers and $35 for students. A box lunch is included. Registration is required. Call 410-685-3750, Ext. 372.
Making a game of antiques
If you've always harbored a little dream of opening an antiques shop, you can find out what it's like to run one with a new board game called Sold! from R&R; Games. Players act as antiques dealers and shoppers, and the object is to end up with the most valuable collection. Players have to keep their stores stocked while looking for new items to acquire. Event cards bring good luck and bad - indicating, for example, that a collection of porcelain has doubled in value, or that a shoplifter has stolen a valuable item. The game accommodates two to six players or teams and is suitable for people 12 years old and older. It has a suggested retail price of $25.95. For stores near you, call 888-8RIDDLE.
Pub Date: 11/15/98