Give the gift of art; reception set for Dec. 13

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By Deborah Lucas Angel

Wondering what to give that special someone who has everything for Christmas? Or, trying to find something distinctive yet affordable for a unique person in your life? Want to have something different to do in Grant County for the holidays? Look no farther! Grant County Community Enrichment Through the Arts (CETA) has their Third Annual “Give the Gift of Art” exhibit going on now through Jan. 10, 2009.

From snowmen to Santas, angels to elves, Tannenbaums to tea cups, 15 local artists are showcased at the exhibit. There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Grant County Tourism Office at the Dry Ridge Outlet Center. The public is invited to attend.

“We hope people will consider buying art for presents. Besides CETA artists, there are lots of other art to choose from at the tourism office,” Sarah Campbell of CETA, said.

Local artists are invited to attend a CETA meeting, which is held the second Monday of each month and are open to any artist, person with art experience as well as poets, painters or sculptors or people simply interested in art.

“Members of CETA are basically Grant County residents; sometimes we have people from Boone or Pendleton County, said Campbell.

CETA is considering organizing a photography club, separate from the regular meeting.

For more information about the exhibit or for information about CETA, contact the Tourism Office at 859-824-3451 or go to the Web site at www.grantcokentuckytourism.com. You can find information about CETA by also contacting the Tourism office or on the web at www.cetaarts.us.