Artists display works at annual event

Jeanne Cleveland, of Hollis, known for her intricately detailed, multi-strand creations sometimes made of crystals, pearls or thousands of seed beads, displays a beaded necklace adorned with a carved stone, a replica of the style of jewelry that once graced wealthy dowagers whose penchant for high fashion included jewels for every occasion.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Kimberly Leach, of Nashua, creator of “Kimberley’s Creatures,” a spectacular collection of handcrafted paper mache sculptures of dragons and other fanciful designs displays a rain stick topped with a dragon head, one of many styles made completely of recycled materials she exhibited at the Hollis Arts Society annual show and sale.
Correspondent photo by LORETTA JACKSON Artist Paul Charland, an accomplished pastel painter and woodworker from Litchfield, discusses one of his paintings with fellow artist Mary Carleton, of Dunstable, Mass. during the Hollis Arts Society annual show and sale. The pair is currently participating in an ongoing pastel class taught by HAS president Grace McGinnis at Rivier University through the RISE program there.

The Lawrence Barn Community Center, a red-sided landmark on Depot Road in Hollis, was recently transformed into a grand showcase for paintings, woodwork and jewelry, along with handcrafted art in many other media.

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