Shire City Sanctuary will host what grew out of my annual Holiday Studio Sale - The Shire City Sanctuary Holiday Shopping Shindy* on December 7, from 5-8pm and December 8&9, 2012 from 10-6 both days. Each of the 40 vendors and notable musicians will be featured here between now and then so stop back and see all about it. Make your list, and check it twice.
*Shindy [shin-dee] noun, plural shin·dies. Informal. 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a shindig.
Kristen Parker was born on the east coast of Massachusetts in 1982. She was raised in Marblehead, Swampscott and Salem, MA before moving to the Berkshires in 2008. She currently works and lives in North Adams, MA. After graduating from New England School of Photography in 2003 she pursued her undergraduate degree in Visual Art and Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Although photography is the main medium in most of her work, she is inspired by other mediums such as collage drawing and sculpture. She believes that working in multiple mediums enhances her learning and craft while supporting specific concepts she attempts to share with her audience. She is motivated by the process of crafting and building, and has been heavily inspired by her family members consisting of innovators, painters, writers, carpenters and crafters.