Antidotes for the holiday rush

//Antidotes for the holiday rush

By Gwen Guerke

Unless you’ve been seriously hibernating, no doubt you’re starting to feel the hectic pace of the holiday season.

Please consider stopping by the Mispillion Art League Gallery during the Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 4. Guests will enjoy cookies and an opportunity to purchase the perfect gift, something created by a local artist.


Good Samaritan parable from St. John’s Bible

The same evening a unique exhibit opens at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. While it may seem, well, an act of treason to encourage Milford-area residents to go out of town (as opposed to promoting hyper-local events), the reality is most of us sometimes leave our hometown to dine and shop and enjoy culture.

This is one of those times! The Biggs is a host of “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” an exhibit described as “is a one-of-a-kind modern masterpiece of old-world calligraphy and contemporary art, created over 15 years by the world’s finest craftspeople.”

This exhibit of 70 original pages from the Bible, which is written on calfskin and decorated by hand, making it the first illuminated Bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press.

Unfortunately, the opening reception conflicts with our Holiday Stroll, but the exhibit continues through March, and is paired with complementary programming, such as classes and events.

The museum, located on Federal Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m, and Sunday from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.

Admission to the Biggs Museum is $10. Members, children under 12, students and military (with ID) are free. Seniors (60 and older) are $8. Additional fees may apply to certain programs and special events.

For more information, visit the Biggs Museum website or call 302-674-2111.