Artisans market at Belfast Boathouse

Dec 06, 2012
Hawk Henries’ “Tuscaloosa Flute” is among the handcrafted instruments he will sell and play at the Dec. 15 artisans market at the Belfast Boathouse.

Belfast — Award-winning artists will gather Saturday, Dec. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. for the “Gifts Galore” holiday artisans market at the Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., on the waterfront. Many of these artists have work in a variety of galleries and museums.

Hawk Henries, an award-winning musician as well as talented craftsman, will be performing during "Gifts Galore." He is well-known not only locally, but also nationally and internationally, for his soothing melodies on the Native American flutes he fashions by hand. One of Henries’ flutes was chosen to be part of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Archives. Typically, the archives only collect pieces from Louisianans but Henries’ work was chosen for his dedication to the craft, utilization of native Louisiana wood and the high quality of his work.

Bill Davis, another artist with an illustrious career, will be on hand, selling his whimsically illustrated pottery. Davis has worked for well known clients such as “Reading Rainbow” and “Sesame Street,” as well as winning a CINE Golden Eagle educational award for an animated film and a Golden Hugo award for film. One of the series he worked on for Marlo Thomas won an Emmy.

Award-winning photographer Shelagh Delphyne will offer majestic nature shots as well as her books. The caliber and variety of work presented at “Gifts Galore” is of the highest quality and ranges from hand-dipped beeswax candles, hand-crafted woolens and handmade soaps to jewelry, pottery, leather and wood products.

Throughout the event, there will be a raffle table with items donated by each of the exhibitors. Part of the proceeds from this raffle will be donated to the local food bank.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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