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Artistic gifts: MCC Foundation holiday sale runs through Saturday

November 29, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Those who are not artistically inclined, but still wish to give handmade holiday gifts, have an out: the Mohave Community College Foundation’s holiday craft and art sale.

The sale, which continues through Saturday, features a variety of items made by local artisans.

On display Wednesday afternoon were ceramic works, jewelry, soaps, custom signs, crocheted items and even art pieces made from hollowed-out gourds.

Of course, there are also holiday items, including wreaths, ornaments, snowmen figurines and decorated Christmas trees. One of the latter had cheese graters as ornaments.

Buying an item at the art sale could potentially mean giving two gifts, because 10 percent of proceeds go toward college scholarships.

The sale is in its 19th year. While previously sponsored the MCC Art Club, the foundation took it over this year.

Diane Porterfield found a couple of items Wednesday, including an afghan for a friend’s baby.

“I’ve been here in the past,” said Porterfield, a snowbird from Washington state. “It’s always fun. It’s high-end. Beautiful quality.”

Debbie Neitzke, foundation board member and incoming treasurer, said the artists make sure to put high-quality works into the sale and “everybody keeps the prices low so people can afford the gifts.”

Traffic for the show, which started Monday, has been good, she said.

Part of the credit for the turnout goes to local businesses that allowed fliers promoting the event to be placed at their locations, said Artist Della Russell.

The hours of the show are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Building 600 on the college’s Bullhead City campus.

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