It was a full house at Columbia Art Center on Thursday for its Singular Sensations reception. More than 125 people attended this year’s holiday exhibition reception.
Held annually, Singular Sensations features a variety of artwork priced at $150 or below – ideal for holiday shopping or gift-giving. There were more than 450 items on sale, including handmade bowls, jewelry, paintings, portraits, hats, scarves and mittens.
“This year’s Singular Sensations exhibition has been our best to date,” said Liz Henzey, director of the Art Center. “Since the annual show was launched 15 years ago in 1997, we typically have had between 60-70 artists participate. This year, we had a record 95 artists participate.”
Columbia Community Exchange was also at Singular Sensations. They had a table booth set up near the gallery shop where they provided information about their Time Banking program. Time Banking provides an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors through the mutual exchange of everyday services.
Overall, Singular Sensations was a fun and successful event. Everyone seemed to be in the holiday spirit.
“We’re extremely pleased with the response from the community,” Henzey said. “It has become a fun event that people look forward to for holiday shopping and home decorating.”
In related news, there’s more happening at the Art Center. Be sure to check out their winter 2013 activities guide to see what events and artsy programs they are offering.
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