White House Decorator Bill Hixson to Appear at Art Takes A Bough Ornament Reception

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For the eighth consecutive year, all are invited to enjoy and purchase handmade holiday ornaments by regional artists through the “Art Takes a Bough” Community Art Project on Tuesday, December 16, at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.

From 6 to 9 p.m., these beautiful miniature pieces of artwork may be admired and purchased at “Buy It Now” prices of $10 or $30 during an Open House & Reception.

Guests will enjoy holiday refreshments while they enjoy the hunt. Also featured that evening will be a make-n-take Zentangle ornament, plus a display of ornaments by the students of Geauga Achieve/STARS.

Then, from 7 to 8 p.m., Bill Hixson, an accomplished floral designer who has helped decorate The White House for the holidays for over 30 years, will share humorous stories centered on decorating various rooms within the White House and folklore surrounding ornament designs and holiday traditions. Some of his ornaments will also be available for sale and signing at the event.

As in the past, 50 percent of sales will go directly to the artist; the remaining 50 percent will be split equally between the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture and Geauga Park District.

It’s a joyous, fun-filled event that decorates your heart and home!

Registration is not required to attend. Just call 440-286-9516 with questions.

For more information on the Geauga Park District, check them out online on their website, Facebook page, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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