Handmade Angel Gifts During Candlelight Season Celebration at The Farmington Valley Arts Center
Angels are a very popular holiday theme in art, gifts and collectibles. The Drezner Holiday GIft Gallery at The Farmington Valley Arts Center has a beautiful collection of handcrafted and fine artist made wearable art, wall decor, pottery, ceramics, functional gifts etc. with angel designs.
Christmas Tree Angels
Angels played a significant role in the first Christmas and have become a holiday decorating tradition. "The History of Christmas Tree Angels" is explained on the website
by About.com called "Angels" and Miracles".
Whitney Hopier explains that Tree topper angels would be placed "at the very top of the Christmas tree to symbolize the significance of the angels who appeared above Bethlehem to joyfully announce Jesus's birth on the first Christmas".
Angels are popular collectibles throughout the year. The "Guardian Angel" is important to many people of different religious beliefs who think of an angel figurine or angel themed artwork as a symbol of the endearing angel that will watch over them and loved ones. Some people assign this role to an actual person and believe that someone special has been assigned to accompany them on their journey on earth.
In Judaism, some believe in personal angels as well as the belief that different guardian angels may serve different people at various times. In an article called "Do I Have My Own Guardian Angel" by Whitney Hopier notes that the Jewish Midrash Bereshit Rabba says that people can become their own guardian angels by fulfilling the tasks of God.
Angel Designed Handcrafted Gifts For The Holidays at The farmington Valley Arts Center Drezner Gallery
Angel designed gifts are always well received during the holidays. On a recent visit to The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT I found beautiful silk "angel" scarves made by Roasalia "Lia" Lee. Lori Barker, has a collection of original angel art on display as well. You will also find wooden angel shelf sitters, figurines and more. Angel lovers should also visit the Pottery Spectrum Studio right next door to the gift shop at The Farmington Valley Arts Center to see more handcrafted angels made by studio artist Ginny August.
The Drezner Gift Gallery at The Farmington Valley Arts Center
Wednesday, Thurssday, Friday 12:00-4:00pm
Special holiday hours
Friday, December 6 6 pm to 9 pm– Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
Chocol’Art – sample chocolaty treats in studios!also visit: http://artsfvac.org/
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