My paintings are based on my response to the landscape. The imagery has been about my surroundings in rural northeastern Connecticut. I am attracted to working farms. I feel a sort of kinship with the people who farm and their daily rituals. Also, I appreciate the architecture, equipment, fields, and animals. This narrative inclination goes back to my youth in North Carolina.
I create hand-painted fused glass earrings and pendants inspired by nature. I began fusing glass in 2007 and developed my own techniques of painting on glass.
I’m a retired freelance illustrator, graphic designer and cartoonist with over 60 years of national commercial experience. I teach watercolor workshops every Tuesday at 9:am and 12:pm in my home. Call for details. A member of numerous local art societies, my work has been exhibited extensively including many one man shows. I’ve been asked to judge juried art shows and invited to give art demos of my watercolor painting.
ARTIQUE where all ages can create art! We believe that everyone is an artist that anyone can paint, draw and create art. It is our mission to help you find that inner artist, the one that is buried by life and responsibilities. Try it, see how it feels and leave with a feeling of “what else can I do”?
ARTIQUE now offers studio art classes for all ages beginning at age 3 with our Mommy/Daddy & Me Creative Playtime workshops, to after school and summer arts enrichment classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults! We of course also offer painting for fun events with step by step instruction on Friday and Saturday Nights as a great night out with friends. ARTIQUE is also proud of the fact that we have given back to the community with our FUNdraising events and will continue with our “Paint for a Purpose” events for organizations all over NECT.
Last year ARTIQUE also launched a new venture of painting with your pets! PAWTIQUE, offers the opportunity for owners and pets to paint a beautiful painting together! Look for events in the area or make a private appointment with your pet!
ARTIQUE studio began in 2012 as a “paint bar” style studio, and two moves later has grown into a full art studio with classes for all levels and abilities. We offer small class sizes in drawing, watercolor, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media art, and more. Artique is excited to continue to add classes in other mediums in the future!
Our classes are small, we offer individual attention where people can work at their own pace and comfort level. Creating Art is not just about the product, but it is the process of creating that reaches beyond the paper and canvas. When you are creative it reaches a part of you that go far beyond the moment. Creative thinking can have an impact on your life in so many ways!
Arts Center East is home to a rich artistic community. We value our Artist Members, and we invite you to visit our Artist Members page. We are a place where visual artists from across the state and beyond exhibit and sell their work through juried shows and member exhibits. Unique creations of pottery, jewelry, wood crafts, and other gifts made by local artisans fill our year-round gift shop and annual holiday sale. Musical and theatrical performances delight audiences of all ages, and our classrooms are pulsing with the joy of artistic discovery. We are the heart of the arts east of the river.
Since its founding in 2015, the AAC has set its agenda on increasing support for local artists and promoting interest in and the availability of a variety of arts for both students and folks in our community. We are a group of citizens who love our community and strive to keep it vibrant and interesting. As a way of featuring local artists and craftspeople, we hold the Holiday Artists’ Market each fall, a fundraiser Dinner Dance in the spring, monthly workshops and this year we are adding in a juried show in the summer of 2020. We strive to bring the arts, the artists, and the community together.
“Patterns, colors, and emerging lines are the themes of my quilts. I call myself a “quilter” because the quilting is the ultimate goal in my work. I want to experience the tactile sensation of the hand stitching. My hands work to create the subtle landscape of shapes and shadows that will emerge across the quilt’s surface.”
Charles paints landscapes of wild places, still waters, and flowing rivers. From mountains to the sea nature motivates his work, as well as a love of small boats, old barns and fly fishing.
In the heart of downtown Norwich, CT, Chestnut Street Playhouse is the place to be for entertainment, education and a celebration of the performing arts.
We make Lifelike Pet Portraits from your photos. The animal companions with whom we share our lives can mean the world to us. An original, hand painted portrait is a beautiful way to celebrate a cherished pet or remember those we have lost, and the pet portraits can make special gifts for friends and family to treasure always.
Cone 6 Designs is an art studio owned and operated by artist Sherie Gage. Three dimensional objects are finely crafted from copper on enamel and ceramics into functional objects such as buttons, and jewelry, and other less functional individual art pieces. These items are sold at local craft fairs, and online. Visit the website to find out more!
Consonare Choral Community is a brand new community-based program created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and build community through singing together. We currently sponsor three choirs:
-Voices of Concinnity – a vocal chamber ensembled dedicated to bringing the cultivated choral art performancesinto the community
-Choir Matrix – a community women’s ensemble open to all self-identified women (no audition necessary)
-Consonare Youth Choirs – community choral programs open to all youth
The mission of the Coventry Arts Guild is to enrich and connect artists and arts enthusiasts with the general public by creating opportunities for performing and visual artists to share knowledge and expertise, educate and teach, as well as produce and market their work for the enrichment and enjoyment of the community.
The vision of the Coventry Arts Guild is to become a primary resource for the diverse artistic community of Coventry, educational institutions, organizations and the general public. The goal of the Coventry Arts Guild is to create dedicated art spaces and events, as well as opportunities for artists to showcase and sell their work. Guild activities aim to support, promote, encourage and inspire an appreciation and knowledge of local artists.
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Daniel Donaghy is a Professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the author of the poetry collections Somerset (NYQ Books), Start with the Trouble (University of Arkansas Press, 2009), winner of the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, and Streetfighting (BkMk Press, 2005). He has received grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Artist and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts as well as the Southern Humanities Review’s Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award. Raised in Philadelphia, PA, he was recently named the first Poet Laureate of Windham and is edits, with his students, Here: a poetry journal.
Bilingual Children’s Books
Delia Berlin was born and raised in Argentina but has spent most of her life in Connecticut. Her professional career has focused on education and administration. With graduate degrees in both Physics and Family Studies, she also worked in early intervention and taught child development at the college level. With her children’s writing Delia seeks to spark new insights and to convey joy through age-appropriate humor, while expanding vocabulary and social skills. In addition to children’s books, she also wrote the parrot care book and co-authored essay collections with her husband, artist David Corsini.
DRUMMING ABOUT YOU presentations are hands-on for entire groups and audiences.
Everyone plays. Bob provides a curious and colorful array of drums for everyone to enjoy.
In 1997, Bob received certification as a “Master Teaching Artist” by The Connecticut Office of the Arts. He served from 2007 to 2010 as chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.
For eighteen years, Bob was a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his
“Language of the Drums” courses at the Omega Institute. At venues including Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall he performed on the djun-djun drum in Olatunji’s legendary troupe, “Drums of Passion”.
The Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance, Inc. (EC-CHAP) represents an important cultural resource serving communities and visitors to Eastern Connecticut and beyond. The Center’s purpose is to bring a heightened awareness to the significance of local history and preservation; provide an appreciation for the visual arts through education, creation and display; and offer performance events and opportunities for creative expression in music, film, dance, literature, and theater.
Linda Jo Stevens, a creative and resourceful woman, has brought her considerable energy and creativity to bear on numerous entrepreneurial enterprises.
An only child from Saratoga Springs New York, Linda laughs, remembering her mother telling her, “I don’t know where you came from. I think the gypsies must have dropped you off.” Gypsies or not, Linda’s craft is big and dramatic. Raw stones, pottery beads and yarn become bright rings, bracelets, and scarves.
A bit of a crow collecting shiny objects, Linda turned early to crafts. At a young age she began to explore her sense of design, teaching herself as she tried many techniques.
More than just an artisan, Linda is also a fun loving business person who is game to try new things. One of her early business ventures started when she gathered pinecones and horse chestnuts in the back yard. These became wreathes which she sold to national retailers. She opened and operated two Connecticut businesses, Romantic Reflections and Country Classics with great success.
Linda Stevens is currently the President at Swift Waters (2012). Her sense of adventure and “make do” attitude reflect a gypsy spirit. Look for her bold jewelry and knitted items next time you are in the store. Her display changes frequently and is sure to bring you a smile.
The Hampton Recreation and Community Activities Commission is made up of nine members and three alternates. Offerings at this time are:
Community theater, offering staged play readings several times a year.
Community celebrations such as, Labor Day concert, Halloween pumpkin-carving, a Memorial Day barbecue and entertainment after the parade, and December caroling for elderly residents.
The Little River Music Series, consisting of 4-6 concerts a year, ranging from classical to rock.
Yoga and exercise classes.
Art and fiber arts classes, including quilting, dyeing and photography.
Youth and family recreation events such as bike rides and nature walks.
Most activities take place at the Community Center and surrounding grounds. Please see the Community Center webpage on this site for times and dates. Activities are publicized on this website, in area newspapers, and in the Hampton Gazette. If you wish direct email notification, please request by sending your email address to the email address below.
All activities are organized and staffed by vounteers. If you would like to volunteer, and if you have suggestions for an activity, or event, please email email@example.com
A community media consulting and production service dedicated to nonprofits, co-ops, social/human service agencies and social enterprise start-ups. Strategic communication planning for development, marketing, fundraising and staff training. All media platforms can be engaged at various scales and timelines through coordination of website, local channels and social messaging. A long history of community service and support for people, families and businesses in our region.
Idlewild Arts connects people with arts and culture and creates community through its programs. Idlewild hosts the annual Idlewild Writers Retreat in the fall, along with a series of arts and writing workshops and classes, and seasonal one-day arts and writing retreats. The Idlewild Arts podcast features fascinating interviews with contemporary writers, artists, musicians and arts entrepreneurs. Founded by writer Melissa Wyse, Idlewild Arts provides artists, writers, and arts appreciators with creative space and community to connect with the arts and with each other. To learn more about our programs and our upcoming creative retreats and classes, visit http://www.idlewildarts.com.
Anna Harding’s work transcends ordinary stained glass to become treasured jewels. She often incorporates handmade glass beads, crystals, depression glass, seashells and charms into her glass boxes, wall hangings, sun catchers, mirrors and wedding invitation boxes.
She is a full-time artist – designing her stained glass, jewelry and freelance graphic and web design as well as teaching painting and craft classes through Art Nites, at many locations in CT.
Anna has designed blogs and websites in Wordpress, and e-commerce sites in Miva Merchant, Prestashop and Big Commerce. She’s worked in the greeting card and jewelry industries designing catalogs, banners, websites and product.
Connecticut artist Jane Collins paints in a fluid, painterly style. Collins’ bright paintings in oil and watercolor reflect her of all things rural: woodlands, gardens, farms, flowers and birds.
At the UCONN School of Fine Arts, Collins studied drawing, design, oil painting and watercolor. Subsequent oil painting workshops with working artists Foster Caddell, David Lussier and Shauna Shane have further refined her skills and influenced her style.
Collins’ work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. ten of her barn paintings are in the permanent collection of Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Connecticut.
Collins’ work is frequently available at the Lyme Art Association Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Her studio in Chaplin is open by appointment: JaneWallor@gmail.com
Jean Henderson uses photography to help maintain her stress levels that stem from her bipolar disorder. She believes that ART HEALS — for both the creator and the viewer. Her primary goal is to offer hope to other mental health clients and their families that healing is more than possible. Recently, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so her people now also include other cancer patients as she moves through this additional journey.
John has been a woodworker for over 40 years. In his early career he designed and sold contemporary pieces of furniture, worked as a carpenter and enjoyed decorative carving. He started as an elevator technician in the 80’s.
Now retired, John is back to his passion in woodworking.
He combines his background in woodworking and love of nature to create unique wall hung functional mirrored sculptures using tree holes.
John is inspired by what he finds outside and brings the beauty of the natural world into homes.
When he is not watching his grandchildren, you will find him in his woodworking studio /Gallery in Connecticut.
Tree holes provide a great medium for creativity and also provide a habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, John uses only the tree holes from downed trees.
His work is part him and part Mother Nature blended together to create a unique functional art form.
1977-1979 Michael Coffey’s School of Fine Woodworking
East Poultney, Vermont
Janice Law Treker paints and writes novels
Kathleen Lepak is a calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer with an extensive background in communications, design, pre-press and fine art. Her work as an artist and designer have included logo design, greeting card design and lettering, corporate identity programs, display graphics and signage, book illustration, calligraphic design and presentations, calligraphy for wedding items and social events, newsletter layout and design and fine art for framing. Her artwork and lettering have been included in a number of exhibits in Connecticut.
Landscapes, rural scenes, portraits and still life, oil paintings in strong, bold colors make up this exciting, eclectic collection of art work.
Originally built in 1968 on the campus of Annhurst College, the Loos Center for the Arts was acquired by The Woodstock Academy with the purchase of South Campus in 2017. The Loos Center for the Arts includes a 1,000 seat theater, theGallery, lecture hall, recording studio, and several classrooms.
Maggie Kendis is a printmaker, who works primarily in linoleum cut prints. Each piece is printed onto rice paper, then scanned to a heavier
stock paper and hand colored with watercolor. Her pieces are mainly of animals, birds, of nature and vignettes of life around her. After being asked to create custom pet portraits for friends, a new line began. Custom pet portraits began as just that, printed and framed works. But from there, pieces developed into cards, earrings, pins and pendants. The working with mixed media, then lead to a line of prints mounted and embellished on wooden pieces reminiscent of Mexican retablos. These were little paintings on tin and wood, hung in the houses of people honoring their saints.
Since people love their pets, it became another
Inspired by the power art making has over our emotional health. Working artist’s studio with contemporary art for sale. Private art classes offered in drawing, basic painting, and basic screen printing. Art Mentoring involves working one to one to create a body of work, with an optional exhibition, based on a very meaningful topic. No experience is necessary. We explore different art media until something fits. Having a steady dialog on this subject is beneficial to the participant and also their creative process. Open by appointment. M-F 4pm-8:30pm, S 10am-5pm.
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts classes and music lesson for adults, teens, and children
For information about classes and programs:
860-429-3015 ext. 0
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) has history of providing community based programs for over 35 years. In 2014 the University of Connecticut partnered with the Town of Mansfield, ultimately transferring administration of the program. The Community School of the Arts currently offers individual and group music lessons/ensembles, Suzuki guitar and violin classes, visual arts programs for children and adults, visual arts summer camps for children, and the annual community Nutcracker production! In addition to programs with the CSA, the Mansfield Parks and Recreation department offers introductory dance classes for children and adults!
The CSA is proud to be opening a new facility “Lenard Hall” next fall at the intersection of Rtes. 275 and 32 in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.
Marny Lawton is a painter working in oil and the ancient medium of egg tempera. Along with still life and landscape, current work includes a series of reflections and shadows and a body of work devoted to food.
Custom art, House Portraits or Pet Portraits in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic or oil. Still life, city and landscapes, representational art.
I am a registered/board certified music therapist since 1984 and bring my experiences to you through my professional services. I can teach you to play and instrument, read notes, accompany your vocal or instrumental solo or group, play for your wedding, funeral, lay down tracks in a recording studio, help you write your own music, and also offer counseling services. I teach all ages and all levels of ability. I make music accessible so you can enjoy it and enhance the beauty of your life.
I’ll come to you or you can come to me. By appointment.
I am a pastel artist and art teacher. Presently 4 artists including myself have joined together to show in galleries around the state.
November Sound is a musical group based upon the Mother, Father and Son Musical Trio of Melissa, Bill & Will from Columbia,CT.
…. merely a small family living in a small state in New England, they have managed to make friends throughout the world with their music. November Sound seeks to create a sophisticated sounding alternative pop music that questions popular culture and promotes goodness, historical awareness, cultural sensibility and positive change.
– A real alternative sound with creative original music.
– A real sound alternative with artistically arranged covers.
Different musical configurations are available for your event. We write and perform custom made songs. We specialize in cocktail hours, vineyards, wineries, restaurants and more.
Pat Miller is drawn to color, form, and character in an effort to capture moments that possess a particular beauty or humor. She especially likes to photograph reflections, abstracts, landscapes, seascapes, and creatures (birds, mammals, insects). Her photos embrace both beauty and silliness, ranging from abstraction to hyper-realism. She works to balance complexity and simplicity. Originally an academic trained in literature, Pat Miller became an artist in her middle years.
I am a plein air painter, inspired by the moods of the woodlands, shoreline, marshes, and changing weather of New England. I work in oils, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, mixed media, and more. I and also an Art teacher of adults and children, and an Expressive Arts Facilitator, helping clients learn to use the arts to heal.
Richard is a working artist and teacher in Coventry, CT
First Prize: 2017 CT Society of Portrait Artists. Paintings and drawings are for sale. DM re: commissions. Instagram: rixpix46
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Sawmill pottery is a working studio for the community, offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
The open studio is available to anyone who has taken a class at Sawmill Pottery. Packages and memberships are available.
Also available for special events and will assist in planning a custom designed, original and creative event.
Hours: Vary by season, please check our website for current hours.
Scott Rhoades is an artist whose medium is acrylic paint. His subject matter includes nature, landscapes, historic buildings, barns, people and animals.
Owners Bill and Kathy Shiers have enjoyed photography since High School. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Photography in 1990, they have been fulfilling the needs of their clients by specializing in portraits, school, commercial and art photography.
Woodblock Prints: Bold, Colorful, Whimsical Traditional Japanese process with “Quiet Corner” soul. Magic happens when hand-burnished paper is lifted from carved blocks of pigment-brushed wood.
A unique art center, located in downtown Putnam, which is on a mission to support the local art community. Please check the website for upcoming exhibits and events.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Helen’s jewelry is a unique combination of polymers, vintage glass, brass gemstones and sterling. Each piece has been created with a specific design in mind.