Craftsmen to sign 2011 calendar

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 31, 2010

Natchez — The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi has introduced “Exposed”, a 2011 calendar, as this fall’s fundraiser. The calendar includes 12 craftsmen and craftswomen posing, in various stages of undress, and with their handiwork to win exposure for their art and recognition for the Guild. As part of a “Get Exposed to Fine Craft” campaign, the Exposed Calendar has been described as “PG” for “provocative, but in good taste.”

Photography for the calendar is by Josh Hailey Studio.

Artist featured in the calendar will be signing copies of the calendar from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Cover to Cover Books & More, 401 Main St.

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Julia Daily, executive director of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, will be accompanying these craftsmen who appear in the 2011 “Exposed” Calendar.

Ms. January is Gabriella DeLawey, a doll crafter Mr. February is George Berry Sr., a wood craftsman Ms. April is Stephanie Dwyer, a metal sculptor Mr. July is Roger Styers, a glass blower Mr. August is Lyle Wynn a blacksmith Ms. September is Jennifer Taylor, a jewelry designer

Ms. November is Gwendolyn Magee, a fiber artist and the recipient of the 2011 Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.