“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate,
inspire and motivate.” Harvey Fierstein
June 30, 2013, Pomfret, CT . . . Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes invites you to Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light, an exhibition of original artwork that runs from July 20 to September 1, with a Meet the Artists Opening Reception, Saturday, July 20th, 5-8PM. This exhibition challenged artists to creatively experience playing with contrast: light vs. dark, brightness vs. shadows, radiance vs. dullness.
Nineteen different local and regional artists will be featured during the exhibition, working in a wide variety of media and styles. A diverse spectrum of work includes photography, sculpture, pastels, acrylics, oils, mixed media, watercolors, lithographs and Iphoneography. Participating artists are Kristi Beisecker, John Caesar, Nancy Dougherty, Judy Doyle, Laurel Porter-Gaylord, Sharon Way-Howard, Susan Scott Kenney, Heather LeCoeur, Donna O’Scolaigh Lange, Jacqueline Lucier, Casey Stone-Pirrie, Katie Samuelson, Wolfgang Schweizer, Monique Sourihno, Scott Taylor, Regina Thomas, Robert Thomas, Paul Toussaint, and Kathleen Zimmerman. Join us for an evening of enlightenment as we celebrate these artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
New in the Tea Room this summer: throughout July & August Celebrations will host Special-tea Ice Cream Social events, featuring TEA-RRIFIC! ICE CREAM (all-natural tea-infused ice cream made in CT!) for a creative twist on old-fashioned ice cream socials. Visit www.CelebrationsShoppes.com for more information.
Celebrations Gallery showcases & sells an eclectic collection of original artwork by over 40 local and regional artists, artisans and designers. The gallery is proud to support the local community through creative fundraising efforts throughout the year. Celebrations Gift Shoppes feature a wide selection of unique merchandise in all price ranges. 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, call 860-928-5492 or find us on Facebook.