The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League is ushering in the holidays with a celebration of color and form.

On Friday November 9th DIMENSIONS & The Artful Ornament opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Red House Studios and Gallery.

This exhibit showcases ceramic sculpture & pottery, fiber art wall pieces & wearable art, mixed media pieces & mosaics, woodworking & sculpture, and jewelry. The show is a treasure chest of gift ideas and it is accompanied by league members’ interpretations of holiday ornaments.

For this part of the exhibit our artists adorn whimsical trees with small scale hanging artworks that are affordable and fun. DIMENSIONS & The Artful Ornament runs through Dec. 30.

In keeping with the theme of DIMENSIONS, from 4-6 p.m. on Monday Nov. 19, award-winning glass artist Michael J. Mikula, of Cleveland, Ohio, will be presenting his sculptural work in a not-to-be-missed gallery program & reception at The Red House.

For more than two decades Mikula has explored a glass process using multi-part graphite molds as a tool to reinterpret architecture in blown glass. He calls the resulting body of ground-breaking work "Architectural Blown Glass". 

You can see his work at

The Red House Studios and Gallery, home of SVFAL, is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the league, visit

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