October 29, 2013

Tricks n treats in view

New. Fresh. Exciting!!! Announcing the grand opening of a collaborative adventure between two Connecticut artists!!! Deborah Velàsquez and Pia Sjolin are opening a Gallery-Studio space at FVAC, in Avon, CT. please come to our open studio event in space 10 B on Friday, November 1st. From 5-9pm




Opening Reception: 
Friday, November 1st, 5-8pm

November 1st - December 3rd  

Daphne Taylor was born into a Philadelphia Quaker family with historic roots reaching over two hundred years. As an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design, she studied ceramics and developed her love of craft traditions. While working on her MFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued her life long discipline of drawing, which to this day, influences stitching patterns in her quilt work.

Her close association with the Quaker traditions is a strong influence in her life and work. The curious and profound silence of a Quaker meeting can be felt in the patient, meditative lines of her quilts. Her compositions also frame challenging relationships of colors and other formal tensions, suggesting that there is never an easy or obvious blueprint to her quilts. Like the complex silence felt in a Quaker meeting, the world within Taylor's quilts is hardly a straightforward place. Taylor divides her time between teaching in New York City and rural Maine.

96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 

Mystic /Noank Library presents:
Art in the Ames Room: October 2013
Rita Dawley, Sadie Davidson Devore, Sean Kane
Three local and prolific artists will exhibit in the Ames Room Through November 15, 2013.
The exhibit is open during regular Library hours.
40 Library St, Mystic, CT 06355
     Phone:(860) 536-7721

5th Annual "Small Works: Artful Treasures"
Holiday Exhibition

Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes invites you to the 5thAnnual "Small Works: Artful Treasures" Art Exhibition & Sale, which will run from November 2nd – January 5th, 2014. There will be a "Meet the Artists" Reception with festivecomplimentary refreshments on Saturday, November 2nd from 4-7PM .
During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a variety of “Small Works” original artwork all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200, with a variety of price points. Excitement is building as customers and collectors anticipate what treasures await at this 5th annual event.  Sales from this exhibition support the local artist community and enable gift-givers to present the cherished gift of original artwork to loved ones.  Glass ornaments, painted and embellished by artists, are an additional offering to celebrate the 5th year of this event.
Thirty different local and regional artists will be featured, with many making their debut at Celebrations.  A variety of media and styles including paintings, multimedia, frescos, photography, fiber art, pastels, encaustics, printmaking and framed jewelry pieces will be available. 

Celebrations also announces Extended Holiday Hours, from now until Christmas open every day from 10AM to 5PM. Starting November 7th, Thursday nights from 5-7PM will be Happy Shopping Hours at Celebrations, including complimentary gift wrapping, wine & nibbles—groups welcome! Trunk Shows with Tea Tastings & Sweets  Small Business Saturday, November 30, from 10AM to 5PM . To make the season even more festive, Celebrations Tea Room will host “Christmas Cream Tea” Events on select dates throughout the month of December.  Celebrations will close at 3PM on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.  Celebrations will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve & Day.
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Celebrations Gallery showcases & sells an eclectic collection of original artwork by over 40 local and regional artists, artisans and designers. Celebrations is proud to support the local community through creative fundraising efforts throughout the year, including our Third Annual "Keep the Home Fires Burning" campaign October 12  - January 12, 2014 to benefit Access Agency's Home Fuel Assistance Program. Celebrations Gift Shoppes feature a wide selection of unique merchandise in all price ranges and festive, complimentary gift wrapping. Celebrations Tea Room is open to all for Monthly Themed Afternoon Tea Events by reservation. Celebrations will also create a custom tea event for a group, to celebrate a special occasion or host an offsite business meeting. For more information, visit www.CelebrationsShoppes.com or find us on Facebook.

opening this weekend!

The 45th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
November 2 - December 24, 2013
Open daily: Mon - Sat 11 to 6, Thu 11 to 8, Sun 1 to 5; Dec 24 11 to 2

Preview Reception: Friday, November 1, 5 to 7 pm
Free and open to the public
Our 45th Annual Celebration of American Crafts opens this weekend! Shop for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind objects from over 300 artists from across America, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more. All proceeds from the Celebration of American Crafts directly support the artists and CAW's community programming.

Torrington's newest arts 'hot spot'!