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Gallery 'N' Gifts will be all dressed up for the holidays

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5-8 p.m., November 1, 2019


October 26, 2019

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One of Klew's creations. Klew is one of the featured artists at Gallery 'N' Gifts.

Gallery 'N' Gifts will be all dressed up for the holidays at our November First Friday. The Gallery's jewelers, stained glass artists, and antique bottle makers beautiful new items will be featured.

Irene Rippy, one of our stained glass artists, began her work in 1989 after seeing work done by a friend and deciding to take a class. She found she loved it! Starting with glass panels Irene began 3D, mosaic, windows and any other type of art using glass over the years. Of late Irene is also creating fused glass pieces. Glass became her full-time occupation after retiring from owning a real estate brokerage in 2018.

Kris Gruben has been making art since the age of six, painting with oil like her mother, a professional oil and watercolor painter in San Diego. Kris has been surrounded by art her whole life and enjoys working with polymer mixed media, bottle art and the ancient wax technique of encaustic.

Diana Pittenger is a painter in a most unusual sense. She started her creative process in 1989 and has been creating her portraits of people, places and things ever since. Pittenger began her custom stained glass business here in Tehachapi in 1992 called Glasskutz. Her motto is "anything in glass." She executes a wide variety of original subjects ranging from windows, trophies for clubs, elegant boxes and suncatchers.

Jewelry artist Amanda Tomlinson is a Tehachapi resident who loves working with natural gemstones, silver and copper in her custom designs. All her new pieces will be on display.

Karen Lewis, a.k.a. Klew is well known for her beautiful polymer clay jewelry and objects. Klew's lovely shop, the Spirited Bead, here in Tehachapi is a must stop for all those interested in beads and jewelry making.

Kelli Horton has been a member of our Gallery for 13 years and has been making jewelry for 22 years. She enjoys making new designs to delight and surprise her customers.

Susan Roskens is well known for her wonderful pottery but her latest passion is amazing antique bottles, which will be on display for our November First Friday.

Come join us for a fabulous start to the holidays on Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd.


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