The Holly Jolly Arts Festival begins Nov. 30 at the museum
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 Jennie DeCook has sold her kiln-fused glass pendants and earring sets along with functional art glass items in the Museum Gallery since 2010. She has a background in art and fine crafts from beadwork, clay, to bath and body products, but has settled into creating color glass clocks, trivets, magnets, nightlights and, of course, jewelry.
Jennie DeCook has sold her kiln-fused glass pendants and earring sets along with functional art glass items in the Museum Gallery since 2010. She has a background in art and fine crafts from beadwork, clay, to bath and body products, but has settled into creating color glass clocks, trivets, magnets, nightlights and, of course, jewelry.
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A new Zierenberg necklace illustrates her whimsical, stylish jewelry.
The Museum Center at Five Points is busy preparing for the Five Points Holly Jolly Arts Festival, sponsored by Larry Hill Ford.

Featured will be fresh new artisans in many genres, and inventive, new artwork from museum favorites, as well.

The festival begins Nov. 30 and goes through Dec. 2.

Nancy Zierenberg will be attending with original, new merchandise.

She has often used signature pieces from Museum Gallery glass art designers Jenny DeCook and Carla Boudrot, to collaborate in creating some of her pieces.

Zierenberg, Boudrot and DeCook met at Five Points festivals and quickly grew to appreciate the talents of the other.

It was an easy leap to combining forces for astounding one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets that sell quickly in the Museum Gallery.

Zierenberg appreciates the importance of mixing new with the old, and especially enjoys bringing history into her art. She recently created a brand new concept: “heirloom re-designed” jewelry.

Here, she re-creates custom designs from beads and jewels of family heirloom jewelry, often from family members who have passed.

The new items provided may be several bracelets or necklaces that may be worn from an original piece, and often shared with many family members.

Nancy Grable is new to the store this winter, offering ruffled colorful scarves, as well as a “wonderland of warmth for men and women” in traditional comfort and styles.

Key Waller, best known for her Blythewood Farm Saddlebred Horse successes, has joined the ranks of Museum Gallery artists with her new art, which features a contemporary flare.

“We have an amazingly talented group of artists, most from right here in Cleveland and surrounding areas,” says Museum Gallery manager Tracy O’Connell.

“Our biggest challenge these days isn’t getting new artists, it’s finding room to showcase the work of those whose work is very sought after in the Museum Store. That’s why the festivals are so popular — there’s room for these artists to really present themselves — not just a sampling of their artistic treasures.”

Friday, Nov. 30

5 to 8 p.m. Preview Party free to members, guests $10

— Museum Gallery Artists

— Warm up with Homemade soups, bread, and spirits

— Live Music performed by Agene Parsons on the Hammered Dulcimer

— Authors signing newly released books

Saturday, Dec. 1

Museum Center at Five Points 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— Museum Gallery Artist Market and Demos

— Kids Christmas ornament make-n-takes

— Cherokee crafts and kits, live Cherokee flutisis

— Museum’s River of Time exhibit open and free all day

Sunday, Dec. 2

Museum Center at Five Points 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Museum Store Artist Market and Demos

— Sunday Brunch specials in downtown Cleveland

— Kids Christmas ornament make-’n-takes

— Museum’s River of Time exhibit open and free all day

— Authors signing newly released books

For more information, call 339-5745; or visit www.MuseumCenter.org.