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Mykel Stoddard, a seventh grader at Genesis Preparatory School, created this piece called Mandala. Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will open its Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery exhibition on Friday.

 

Mykel Stoddard, a seventh grader at Genesis Preparatory School, created this piece called Mandala. Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will open its Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery exhibition on Friday. NICOLE CAROPOLO 

Art gallery to present handmade gift exhibition

November 4, 2014

BY NICOLE CAROPOLO
Special to The Suncoast News
Published: November 4, 2014   |   Updated: November 4, 2014 at 04:55 PM

— On Friday, the Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will open its Handmade Holiday Gift Gallery exhibition.

The gallery will showcase gifts in a variety of art media made by local artists and photographers. All of the gifts will be available for purchase.

Handmade jewelry, photography and sculptures are just a few of the items that will go on display.

The exhibit will feature ornaments made by students from Genesis Preparatory School in grades six through 12. The ornaments can be bought through the exhibit as a fundraiser for the school.

Bonnie Bratby-Carey, the gallery director, likes how the exhibit gives a relaxed shopping experience with unique items.

“No two pieces are ever alike and are not mass produced,” said Bratby- Carey. “There’s no waiting, no pressure to buy, assistance with their selections and good customer service. It’s such a pleasant environment in which to shop.”

The exhibition is open to the public and refreshments will be offered. There will also be a jazz band from Genesis for entertainment.

The exhibition reception will be held 6-9 p.m.

Another open house for the exhibit will be held on Dec. 5 that will feature additional artwork and handmade gifts.

The gallery is at 6231 Grand Blvd. The phone number is (727) 848-6500.

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