‘Adirondack Christmas’ exhibit opens Friday at Ad’k Artists’ Guild

SARANAC LAKE – “Adirondack Christmas,” an exhibit and sale of jewelry and other small objects by Linda Gertsch, will open from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Adirondack Artists’ Guild in Saranac Lake.

Refreshments will be served.

Gertsch works with polymer clay, folding, cutting and turning it into beautiful patterns. She sometimes incorporates beads into her works, and shapes and twists the metal by hand to form intricate designs.

She has taken classes with many noted polymer clay artists and has attended workshops to learn more techniques throughout the country. In 1998 Jewelry Craft Magazine published her article describing the technique she developed to make Fimo Feather earrings.

Her work has appeared in many juried exhibitions locally and nationally, and she has won awards in shows at North Country Community College, the Paul Smiths VIC, the National Polymer Clay Guild in Strathmore, MD, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and the Adirondack Artists Guild, where she has recently become a member.

“Adirondack Christmas” will be on display through Jan. 5. Items may be taken when they are purchased.

The Adirondack Artists’ Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of regional artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park.

The gallery islocated at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake.