Participants in the sale include Deana O’Daniel, a Louisville-based writer, Dara Carlisle, an Owen County candle maker and fabric artist, photographer Kelly Leavitt, intaglio printer-maker Mary Lou Hess, and Mark Roberts, a jewelry maker from Frankfort, Kentucky. Veronica Gayle of Daily Bread will have her delicious home-baked goods, jellies, and jams along with hand-made hats and scarves. Sharon Lombardo’s company “Anna’s EsScentials” will offer lovely body products and soaps. Chris and Kerry Clifford will offer their hand-scrolled wooden ornaments. Plus, The Friends of the Portland Library will sell hand-painted ceramic tree ornaments to benefit the library.
This year, the holiday sale will feature poets Maureen Morehead and Fred Smock who will be at the event between 2:00 and 3:30 to sign copies of their newest books published by Larkspur Press. Maureen Moorhead will sign her books of poetry, The Melancholy Teacher, and A Sense of Time Left. Frederick Smock will sign The Blue Hour and Guest House. Larkspur Press, located in Monterey, Kentucky, will have a large selection of hand-printed broadsides, cards, and volumes including works by Wendell Berry and other Kentucky writers.
The Portland Museum will hold its Annual Holiday Sale on Sunday, December 5 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. The Portland Museum is located at 2308 Portland Avenue. The holiday sale is open to the public and admission to the sale is free. Regular museum hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website www.goportland.org or call (502) 776-7678.
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