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October 29, 2014

11th NYCreates Holiday Crafts Fair at the Brooklyn Historical Society December 6-7, 2014

Hours: Saturday December 6 12 pm – 6 pm
Sunday December 7 11 am – 5 pm

Exhibiting: Handmade ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, glass, jewelry, leather
apparel, sculpture, painting and photography of 40 New York City-based
artisans and artists.

Place: Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont Street @ Clinton,
a block from the 2,3,4,5 and R subway of the Court Street stop on Montague

The juried fine craft show fills the first floor Great Hall of the newly
renovated museum built in 1881. Some concurrent special exhibitions
include:”We The People: The Citizens of NYHA in Photos + Words,” to address
misconceptions and stereotypes associated with residents of NYC public
housing;”Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood,” and “Full Steam Ahead: 200
Years of Ferries in Brooklyn.”

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Tickets: FREE –

NYCreates:Is a non-profit organization [501c3], founded in 2003, committed
to expand opportunities, visibility and marketability of NYC’s crafts artists
and artisans.
Producers: Judith Eloise Hooper/Executive Director, NYCreates; Alicia Degener/On-site
Show Manager

Between them, Hooper and Degener have been part of the art world for 70 years.
Hooper, formerly a fashion and children’s book illustrator, currently designs
ceramic landscapes and decorative and functional pieces for tabletop.

She manages the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition [BWAC] gallery in Red
Hook and managed NYCreates’ craft show on the pier, in collaboration with BWAC
last year. This is the second year that Degener, a Brooklyn-based urban
landscape artist specializing in images of the borough, has collaborated with
Hooper to co-manage this Fair. She has been an active member of BWAC for two

Sponsors: NYCreates is sponsored by: New York Foundation for the Arts and the
Brooklyn Historical Society

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