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Jupitor Studios’ First Wine and Art Festival: Nectar of the Gods


Celebrate Wine and Art with local wineries Nauti Vine, Maize Valley and Barrel Run!

Jupiter Studios is hosting their first Wine and Art festival, “Nectar of the Gods” a wine-themed group art exhibit curated by artist, Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth. Enjoy some local wines at “A Taste of Local Nectar” – a wine tasting featuring local wineries: Nauti Vine, Barrel Run Crossing and Maize Valley! Tickets to the wine tasting are $20. The wine tasting is optional. There will be live music from Stormin’ Norman Shaw at 6PM and Spence at 8PM. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Grecian small plate specials will be available to purchase that night by Chef Tamara Carpenter and amazing art from over 20 artists will be on display. Artists include Amara Letts, Luke Roth, Lena Schwarze, Lauren LaPinta, Apostasy XFnord and many more talented artists. Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth, Art Director of Jupiter Studios, will be unveiling her Grecian-inspired painting, “Bathing in the Light of the Universe”, which was painted live on Facebook and includes models from across the US who have submitted photos as part of an online contest. Chrystal will also be painting labels on Nauti Vine Wine bottles live at the event! Please join us to celebrate wine and art at Jupiter Studios!

“I am so excited to bring new and exciting events to Jupiter Studios. I am very passionate about the community and reviving the Alliance Arts District. I am happy, with the help of Chef Tamara Carpenter and Owner Richie Kindler, to bring our community together to celebrate Wine and Art. Creating wine is an art itself. We are happy to bring some of the best in Ohio wines to Alliance, Ohio!” – Art Director; Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Chrystal Shofroth at 330-680-3893 or by email at mystikchrystal@hotmail.com.

Handmade for the Holidays

By Laurie Fife Harbert

I have always been a plan-ahead kind of gal. I often got my college term papers back, graded, on the day the rest of the class was turning theirs in at the deadline. This being my nature, holiday shopping for me always started early. Back when the Friends of the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library held their outdoor sales show in July at Walsh University, I began my shopping then and there. After that event ceased, I usually began in September at Yankee Peddler, or at the very latest, in mid-November at the Canton Museum of Art’s Christkindl Markt. Being the ‘artsy’ one in a family of accountant-types, my creative gifts were always a hit with the logical-minded who seem to think art and artisan crafts hold some element of magic simply by being created by hand. (Guess what? They are right!) Unique, personalized, and creative presents are my trademark. No mass produced items are given by me, no-siree, Bob!

As art galleries and shops realizing the value of offering artwork and hand-made goods became more prolific in Stark County, I began shopping for Christmas pretty much year-round. Whenever I am in one of these places, I pick up gifts which remind me of someone I buy for. Yes, holiday shopping has pretty much become a year-round sport for me now!

Below I have compiled a list of some of my favorite Stark County galleries and shops for gifts, listed by town for your convenience. (While each one is worth the drive from any starting point, I am aware of the time constraints modern life puts on us all.) If you need more info, such as exact location or hours, type the shop name into Google or Facebook and it will surely pop up. While I am sure there are more wonderful places that aren’t on this list, this is a good place to start if you wish to eschew the chain stores this season:

Jupiter Studios
Paris Marketplace
Canal Fulton
Canal Fulton Glassworks
ONEarth Studios
Bliss Studio
Canton Museum of Art Shop
Cyrus Custom Framing and Art Gallery/Translations (One-day art sale December 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
IKON Images
Journey Art Gallery and Journey Two Boutique
Just Imagine
Second April Galerie
Snarky Art Studio
The Hub
Winter Wonder Flea Market/The Auricle (One-day art and craft sale December 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Maple Street Gallery
Modern Vintage
AH Gallery
Market Street Art Spot
Massillon Museum Shop
Gallery 121
North Canton
Chestnut Hill Gifts
Rust and Found

While this list encompasses art and hand-made works, don’t forget local food also makes great gifts! There are numerous fabulous local restaurants, breweries and wineries offering gifts and gift cards, plus bakeries and candy stores featuring goodies galore. Tickets, gift cards, or memberships to performance art venues are also sure to please the hard-to-buy-for on your list. Stark County has so much to offer this season, make sure local businesses are on your holiday shopping list!

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Laurie Fife Harbert is a writer, a Canton native, an ailurophile, a visual artist, a bibliophile, a mother of two, and an oenophile—not necessarily in that order.