May 15, 2014

"art & food"
Is an extraordinary collection of art & recipes from nearly 100 Washington Art Association members.

This new cookbook is generously underwritten by the Community Table Foundation. Copies of the book will be for sale at the gallery.

May 17 – June 14  2014
opening reception and recipe sampling
May 17, 4-6pm
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm closed Sunday and Monday
Barbara von Schreiber – executive director
Louise van Tartwijk  - PR chair
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Plaza
P.O. Box 173
Washington Depot, Ct 06794

Thursday, May 15th from 6-8PM
at Creative Cocktail Hour
The Ellipses Project

by Cat Balco 
About the Exhibition: The Ellipses Project looks at the ways that art-making can help individuals connect with hidden aspects of themselves, express difficult emotions, and affect personal change. In particular, the Project explores the ways that art can intervene during the end-of-life period.
Phase I : Perimeters & Portals: May 15 – July 8
Cat Balco's mural represents a fence or a transparent wall between the real world and the inner world. It is painted by artists and art students who agreed to participate in Balco's meditative painting practice.
The video piece, directed by artist Jeff Ostergren in collaboration with Balco and Ellipses Project Interns Sara Adams, Allie Corriveau, Catherine Johnson, Alyssa Nett and Kim Zebrowski is created out of excerpts from video diaries recorded during a 2012 summer internship in which students worked with Connecticut hospice patients as expressive artists. Ostergren works to re-contextualize interns' video reflections, so that they might serve as portals, opening poetic pathways for viewers seeking to understand more about what's beyond.

Let's Flock Together!
Bird Abode: An Evening of Feathered Frivolity to Benefit Creative Arts Workshop
Saturday, May 17, 5 to 8 pm
In advance: $50  At the door: $60

Have you bought your tickets yet for Bird Abode? Get them now!

Before Creative Arts Workshop came to roost here, Audubon Street was home to a major birdcage manufacturer: the Andrew B. Hendryx Co. Now we're celebrating the history of our habitat -- and all things avian! -- with an evening of feathered frivolity to build the Workshop's nest egg. Pull out your finest plumage, fluff up your tail feathers and join us.

Sip our signature cocktail - the Hendryx - created by John Ginnetti of 116 Crown!

Nibble on light fare from Caseus, Meat & Co., Park Central Tavern, Temple Grill and more!

Bid on artwork - from
fine art to fun art to folk art - in our silent auction!

Preview just a few auction items below, and check out more on our website.
















DAVID LAPOINTE is our featured artist for the month! He is a grit artist with huge range!

NEW ART OPENING David LaPointe! ArtistTree TeaHouse & GALLERY156
 (Artisan Teas and Gifts) at 156 & 160 School St. Bristol, CT.
ArtistTree TeaHouse is now the home of GALLERY156. The gallery continues with art openings for local artists, writers, and musicians to celebrate their talents and to share art,
creativity and beauty with the community.

Admission is $8 at the door that includes food, refreshments, free raffle tickets for door prizes, and a sample live musical performance from the artist David in “PLANTLIFE”.
*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please call ahead to be added to a comp list and we are happy to see you then! (There will be no comps at the door the day of the event.)
So please reserve your spot!
We appreciate your support! These events support the Teahouse, artists in the West End and our surrounding Bristol arts community! Your attendance makes this all possible and we appreciate each time you come out for a fun night of art and celebration!
Our mailing address is:
156 & 160 School St. Bristol, CT

• May 18th, Sunday, 2:00, Woodbridge Historical Society••
May 28th, Wednesday “Connecticut Style” New Haven, Channel 8••
 May 30th, Friday, at 7:00 Dante Alighieri Society, New London
June 1, Sunday at 1:00 Naugatuck Historical Society••
June 7th, Saturday, 2:00, Waterford Library
June 17th Tuesday, 6:30 Prospect Library
June 24th, Tuesday at 6:00, Waterbury UNICO•
 June 25th, Wednesday at 7:00 Blackstone Library, Branford, CT••
June 29th , Sunday, 1:00 at Bale Bookstore, Waterbury•
June 29th Sunday 4:00-7:00 “Festa al Fresco” Greenwich, Historical Society•
 June 30th, Monday, Fox News Morning Show, Hartford, Channel 61, 9:00
July 2nd, Wednesday, 6:00, Salas Bronson Library, Waterbury•
 July 9th, Wednesday, 7:00 Branford, Saint Mary Women’s Guild

WONDER Exhibit

Pathfinder, by Elisabeth Moss

May 10 – June 21, 2014

Opening May 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Golden Thread Gallery
At Holy Family Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road | W.Hartford, CT 06107