Countdown to Gift Giving

Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 1

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The last item on our countdown is a staff favorite. This item has already sold-out once in the Museum Store. Get yours before they’re gone again.            

Matching socks are a thing of the past with these multi-patterned, purposely mismatched socks. Solmates Socks are crafted in the USA from recycled cotton and the company prides itself on being environmentally responsible.

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Countdown to Gift Giving: Day 2

Day 2

Determined to combine her artistic talent for art glass with her vision to satisfy a local marketplace in need of authentic and creative jewelry, Krista Bermeo set aside a lucrative career in pharmaceutical research to build a remarkably successful jewelry design business. Krista’s jewelry ranges from whimsical rings to the more elegant earrings and necklaces paired with precious metals, often featuring a spectrum of colors reminiscent of rainbows streaming through a science laboratory.

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Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 3

Day 3

Today we present an ideal item for musicians, tinkerers, crafters and lovers of music. Make Your Own Music box from Kikkerland allows you to create a custom melody for the individual you are giving it to or you can let them create their own! Either way this unique and customizable item is a must have. The Happy Birthday melody is included to help you to get started.

Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 5

Day 5

Learn the history behind castle construction while building your own kingdom! Archiquest building blocks offer endless building possibilities and are just as fun as they are educational. Included with these high quality blocks is an illustrated book highlighting the history, techniques, symbols, decorative details and architectural elements employed in castle construction throughout the ages.

Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 7

Day 7

Discover unique gifts at the Akron Art Museum’s Holiday mART on Thursday, December 6, from 12 – 9 pm.  Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by students from The University of Akron Myers School of Art, as well as local artists Renee Flynn, Lise Anderson, Connie Bloom, Barbe Beaty, Diane Harmon, Dana Hervey, Brian Graham, John Puglia and the Kent State Jewelry & Metals Co-Op while enjoying music, food and the museum.

Augmenting this year’s event will be Nectar of the Vine, who specializes in refined refreshments as well as Buckeye Chocolate Company, Ohio’s gourmet chocolatiers. Urban Eats will be providing menu choices while a cash bar is available during the music of the Joe Leaman Jazz Trio from 5 – 8:30 pm!

Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 10

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Puzzles are fun, challenging and timeless gifts for members of all generations and the museum store has several to choose from!

Pomegranate creates intricate and thoughtful 1,000-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles using high quality photo reproduction and wonderfully intriguing images. Featured in their “Art Piece” puzzles are images created by M.C. Escher, Jackson Pollock, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wayne Thiebaud and Charley Harper.

Gene Davis Block puzzle

Also from Pomegranate is an exciting block puzzle featuring six “Stripes” paintings by Gene Davis. Pomegranate block puzzles contain twelve two-inch square blocks that can be repositioned and flipped to create up to six different artworks!

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