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“Patti-Baker-Baskets”: Nantucket Baskets by Patti Baker, 2018 Holiday Pops Logo Artist
November 5, 2018 - November 27, 2018
Patti Baker will unveil the logo art she has created for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops Concert, at a public reception in her honor on Tuesday, November 6th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Guests are invited to gather in the Library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery for an exhibit of examples of the art of Patti Baker. The exhibit is titled “Patti-Baker-Baskets” and will be on view from November 5th through November 27th.
The unveiling of Baker’s Holiday Pops piece, entitled “Marblehead Mailbox”, will take place at the November 6th reception. Baker is an award-winning basket weaver, and has made hundreds of baskets in an array of shapes and sizes. The exhibit will feature a variety of her best work. Baker just received two blue ribbons at the 2018 Topsfield Fair for entries in both the Home Arts and Nantucket Baskets categories.
Patti Baker is an accomplished craftsperson, and has made baskets for many years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Marblehead Arts Association, and is involved with a variety of programming and fund raising activities there. She also continues her art, making custom baskets to order for a wide range of clients.
Baker is drawn to basket weaving because of its long tradition. Her designs follow Nantucket basket weaving styles. She enjoys the precision of the craft, while exploring and creating new shapes and designs. Her baskets are skillfully made, and are charming examples of New England contemporary craft. Visit her website at www.oldtownnantuckets.com to learn more!