*A4A SEASONAL GIFT GUIDE*
This holiday season, avoid the crowds and commotion of malls, and aspire to give gifts as unique as your loved ones by supporting local artist-entrepreneurs. For the next week, we will add A4A grantees to our Assets for Artists Seasonal Gift Guide to provide you with original and creative gift-giving options.
Check back daily to see what’s in store!
Who: Jessica Delfino of New York
What: A hilarious Christmas album by comedic musician, Jessica Delfino, named “Best Guitar Slinging Comedian” by Village Voice. Also for the holidays, Jessica sells hand-crafted feminist Christmas ornaments (made from a very unexpected material!).
Who: Jim Robitaille and Lori Colombo of Massachusetts
What: The alluring sound of this A4A duo is composed of Lori’s mezzo-alto vocals and Jim’s classical guitar. Their repertoire draws widely from American jazz, pop, and Italian, Spanish, and Brazilian standards.
Where: Upcoming shows and downloadable tracks are available here.
Who: Melissa Chao of Concord, Massachusetts
What: To Boldly Fold is a small handmade business that specializes in products for a creative lifestyle, from sketchbooks and journals to a variety of paper goods. With a twist on traditional bookbinding, they aim to share their love of paper and are dedicated to quality, strong craftsmanship, and functionality.
Where: Melissa’s Etsy shop.
Who: Teresa Mowery of Rhode Island
What: Teresa is a copperwork artist and founder of Patina Studio in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Science and nature serve as her inspiration as well as her process. The colors are drawn from the copper itself, through the use of salts and acids to create patinas. Her work ranges from small copper ornaments to large custom pieces.