for association members, will also be open for the event. Member
artists are juried into the gallery and participate in exhibits,
which change every two months.
Guests can meet the artists, watch them work and buy art directly
from them. Buyers can choose from oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel,
mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and jewelry works. Prices are
affordable -- for less than $50, you can buy originals and
Children can participate in "Monet for the Day," in which they can
interact with artists and create original art. Their work will hang
in the Artist Studio for a week.
Open Tuesday to Sunday. The Artist Studio and Showcase Gallery are
located at 3851 S. Bear St., A-15 and B-15, in the South Coast
Village Plaza next to Room and Board Furnishings.
THE 'MORE AND MERRIER'
Neiman Marcus kicks off the holiday season with a "More and
Merrier" shopping event on Friday and Saturday. The store has been
transformed into a glamorous theme of red and white. During the
event, the new holiday edition of The Book, which includes holiday
gift ideas for everyone on your list and the highly coveted holiday
gift bag, will be available. It's also the only opportunity to
purchase this year's exclusive holiday ornament (a replica of the
2004 Neiman Marcus holiday shopping bag) for just $20 with a minimum
purchase of $150.
Neiman Marcus is in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, at the corner
of Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive. (949) 759-1900.
PUTTING THINGS TO BED
Mitchell Gold Co., a manufacturer of quality upholstered
furniture, has opened its first Orange County retail store at the
Crystal Cove Promenade. The home-furnishings line is modern and
stylish, as well as classic in design. The collection features
leather, tailored upholstered and slipcovered furniture pieces,
including sofas, sectionals, beds, daybeds, ottomans, benches,
recliners and dining chairs. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to
Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 7932 E. Coast Highway in Newport
Coast. (949) 376-0303. http://www.mitchellgold.com
NEW THINGS FOR JILLS