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.
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.
The three R’s that inspire my artwork: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Each creation is unique and magical, beckoning you to explore the Worlds around you for the True Nature of Beauty. With these pieces, I encourage others to take consider a different perspective and the way they view the things that surround us. Just like a Raven, I can’t resist anything that shines or sparkles, picking up anything along my path that evokes my Creative Spirit. Everything from rocks, shells, glass, beads and bits of ephemera that get squirreled away. I invite you to explore my page and see which pieces resonate with You.
My intention is to inspire others to connect to Joy.
more images of artwork are available in my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/people/RobinRitz7
Theresa has transitioned her studio in Putnam, CT into a well-rounded art and craft studio that will help you find relaxation and satisfaction in many creative areas. Let the peace of my space shift your focus away from the multimedia world we live in and explore your creative side. You can find a signature project to work on or purchase one that I have made to enjoy at your home. This summer we will be welcoming children ages 8-15 into our summer arts/crafts camps. Visit our events page or call 860-382-5095 for immediate information.
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.
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
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.
The future of the arts at Eastern is full of promise and activity. The 118,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) opened in January 2016 with instructional classrooms, studios and performance spaces for the art & art history, music and theatre programs. Three performance spaces provide students with opportunities to practice their skills and present their work while also offering a rich cultural experience for the campus and local communities.
A 400-seat auditorium is tailored to music performances; a 254-seat Proscenium Theatre provides an exciting venue for theatre performances; and a flexible 125-seat Studio Theatre can be arranged in multiple seating configurations. A glass-enclosed movement/dance studio can host intimate dance performances and senior recitals. Art and Art History students will also enjoy two state-of-the-art digital design studios, sculpture facilities and large printmaking and painting studios.
With general purpose classrooms and a variety of art courses offered through the liberal arts core curriculum, the new facility will benefit all Eastern students. A new professional art gallery, a resource and showcase for faculty and student artists, is also open to the public in the new facility. In addition, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, professional theatre lighting and sound systems, and other modern arts-related technology in the FAIC provide students with the tools they need to stay current in today’s professional art environments.
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.
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
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
Hand Weaver and Fiber Artist specializing in custom designed and handwoven domestic linens and accessories and commercial and residential textile art. Commissions welcome, please inquire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spiral Arts Programs and Events
Ceramics for kids Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30
This class is designed for children 10 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction with tools and selected non-toxic glazes included. Participants will learn to use hand building techniques such as slabs and coils. Participants will also be introduced to the pottery wheel. All lessons are open ended and focused on the process so children are free to stretch and explore. Price $200 all materials included.
Ceramics Class Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30
A perfect class for beginners and enthusiasts ages 14 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction and open studio access with tools and selected glazes included. The goal for this class is to give participants an overall understanding of the medium and is focused on the process. Projects and lessons are tailored to individual interests: Hand building, pottery wheel, surface decoration, and sculptural approaches. Price $200 + $25 Material fee that includes first bag of clay and glazes
Ceramic Workshops Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30
Ceramic workshops are two sessions long and no experience required. They have short term goals and are focused on hand building techniques. Make your own planter, soap dish, and other functional or decorative objects for your home or as a personalized gift to loved ones. All materials are included. Price $45 all materials included.
Paint Nights Every third Saturday 6:00 – 9:00
we’ll be there to facilitate this fun and engaging night out. One of our resident artists will show you step by step how to turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece! No experience required! ($30 per participant) Talk to us about private events and parties! Price $30 all materials included.
Kids Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 6:30
Open studio is a free class open to children 10 and up. There are painting, drawing, and ceramics activities set up for participants to play and explore. Pottery wheels will only be allowed if the child has taken the eight week ceramic for kids class. Price: Free
Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 8:30
Open Studio is a free ceramic class for the community (14 y/o and up). We have plenty of reconditioned clay to be wedged and used for hand building and wheel thrown. No experience required. Price: Free
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.
The Moon and the Monocle, Unique Treasures by Trish and Tattoos by Amanda are three women owned businesses with various backgrounds who have come together to reinvent the historic building which includes a clothing boutique, artisan jewelry and Tattoo studio.
The “Shops at the Mansfield General Store” marries bohemian fashion, gift items and eclectic accessories. A unique feature is the DIY Apothecary Bar where customers can create personalized lotions, scrubs, body spray and more.
In addition, the Shops offer a wide variety of classes and workshops led by local artisans; paint nights, jewelry workshops, succulent planting designs, all in a positive and creative space.
Trish, Jane and Amanda embrace this opportunity and welcome the community to stop in and say hello!
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.
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.
We are an Arts organization founded in 1983, to promote arts and culture in the Windham region. We have numerous programs to support art and music in local schools. We also host numerous art shows throughout the year, featuring our member artists. Our annual Youth Music Competition awards prizes to young musicians in grades 7 -12. Membership is open to all.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A world of fiber at your fingertips, along with needles and notions, many varieties and shapes. A full service, bright and friendly shop located in downtown Putnam. We offer yarns from many companies in fibers that range from cotton to cashmere. Our shelves are stocked with all the colors of the rainbow! Drop-in assistance available free every day. Also offering knitting and chrochet classes.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
We Welcome You to Come Visit Our Beautiful and Elegant Showroom. We Feature the Largest Selection of Pianos and Organs Available in Northeast Connecticut!
Come in and browse through our showroom featuring the finest acoustic and digital pianos and organs in the world. Choose from a wide variety from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Woodstock Piano and Music also offers piano lessons, sheet music, music books and piano tuning, as well as accessories for other instruments. We recently became a dealer and installer for Pianomation Player Systems.
Custom framing and graphic design. Enjoy limitless presentation solutions and fine workmanship at a fair price. Daryl Hartman is a graphic designer, artist and fine craftsperson with over 20 years of professional picture framing experience. She can cut you a piece of glass or a mat, or help you create entire archival package with your frame or ours. Over 800 styles of contemporary and period reproduction molding and a large selection of mat colors and textures. Beveled mirrors in various circular and rectangular sizes are also available, as well as beautiful, ready to go photo frames with complimentary gift wrapping.
Windsong Farm Productions is the recording label of singer/songwriter/actor/writer and storyteller, Donna Dufresne of Pomfret. Her primary performing ensemble is GYPSY ROMANTIQUE, an acoustic swing band that features her original music inspired by Gypsy jazz and the American Songbook and Gypsy Jazz standards. Their motto is: A LITTLE DJANGO, A LITTLE TANGO, A LITTLE SWING, A LOT OF FUN! Whimsical and romantic, this group is an ideal choice of entertainment for civic and corporate events, festivals, concert series, house concerts and private parties. The music is upbeat and perfect for dancing to the ballroom, swing and Latin rhythms.
Donna has recorded three albums since 2004. Cowboy Romance (vintage style western swing); Tango with the Moon (vintage jazz & swing) and Speaker for the Earth (a children’s musical about climate change and environmental issues). She has written an adult musical featuring the songs from Tango with the Moon.
Donna also performs one-woman shows of historical women, most notably CT State Heroine, Prudence Crandall.
Situated on 257 acres, Windham, Tolland 4-H Camp holds weekly summer sessions stressing outdoor activities; hi-low ropes, climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, sports, horseback riding, dance, drama, yoga, earth agents, nature. Contact registrar for information at 860.974.3379. Ragged Hill Woods Environmental Programs also offered.
Potter and writer. Handmade pottery for the kitchen and table. Bowls,spoon jars, platters, storage jars, dinnerware, baking dished, jugs and more. Participates in Artists Open Studios and Connecticut Open House Day. Otherwise by appointment.
The Willimantic Orchestra is a non-profit community orchestra dedicated to the performance of authentic orchestral music.
The Willimantic Orchestra is affiliated with the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University.
A member owned and operated natural foods store, celebrating its 31st year in business. We feature a wide variety of organic and locally produced foods, a large bulk department, supplements and other sundries. We are open to the public 7 days per week.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All are welcome to shop.
Veteran-owned small business specializing in economically quality solutions for today’s managed care environment by medical, physical therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, and fitness equipment, and supplies to professionals and consumers. We measure our success by providing superior solutions to satisfy our customer’s needs.
Gabrielle Zane is a performer, writer, and visual artist. Ms. Zane holds an M.F.A. from Bennington College. She is a Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and is an artist-in-residence in schools throughout New England. She has toured with the Poetry Alive performance troupe and is a fonder and member of the spoken word group Zeno’s Eros. She holds a studio at 31 Moulton Court, Willimantic, CT. Ms. Zane has a chapbook of poems, Being Your Eyes from Curbstone Press.
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
Discover your home and self with Twenty design. As Interior therapists we go beyond the color of your walls and the style of your couch. Our philosophy is your home reflects you and your family. By empowering you to take action and re-discover your self. This experience will ultimately renew joy and excitement in your home.
Organize with simple solutions to refresh your life.
Paint, energize your home and life with color.
Design with intention.
866 Main Street, Pomfret, CT, United States
Turning Pointe Dance Academy was founded in 2003 by Amanda Bonin and Meagan LaPierre. The studio has been the foundation to hundreds of youth in the community for the past 16 years. TPDA alumni have proven to be successful into adulthood in dance careers as well as other professions. We offer many weekly classes for all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Tiny Tumblers, Preschool and more! We are committed to your child and look forward to nurturing them into becoming the best they can be!
Local artisans’ fine-craft. Handspun yarns from rare-breed fleeces. Hand knit shetland lace shawls, scarves and stoles. Teagan & Ash hand-decorated paper frames, photography and woodstock pottery.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
I’m a sculpture, woodworker, painter and a draftsman. Figurative carvings including nudes, abstract paintings and lovely wooden boxes will be on display in my workshop.
Toll free: 8oo.536.5836
Killingly Villager, Putnam Villager, Thompson Villager, and Woodstock Villager
High Flying Fun!
10 world class Olympic style trampolines
A qualified staff provide affordable lessons from beginner to expert levels.
Birthday or company parties for up to 40 participants.
Featuring a full complement of overhead safety harnesses, end decks and pitch pads.
Provides an intense, disciplined low impact workout.
Home decor with a country/primitive flair. We carry country curtains, berry garlands and Woodwick candles. Featuring local artisans, jewelry, gifts, and penny candy.
Hours: Monday 11a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Closed Tuesdays.
The Bradley Playhouse is a 111 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the “Quiet Corner” of Northeastern Connecticut. It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. The NECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for the Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund.
The ultra destination spa for fitness, message, escape, relaxation, beauty services, nutrition, daily activities and fitness and weight loss programs.
Early American decorative and folk art classes, primitive portraits, fracturs, faux finishes, reverse glass, theorems (paper/velvet), bronze powder stenciling, country tin, gold leaf, folk art projects and more. Water colors, oil acrylics. Small classes, experienced teacher. Beginners-advanced, all ages. For more info please call: Jinny O’Brien.
The Putnam Dance Center, founded in 1996, offers a complete program of dance education for all levels from beginners to advanced. Our goal is to develop coordination, grace, physical fitness and time management while building self esteem and confidence. Through positive reinforcement our students wil gain a lifelong appreciation for music dance and the arts while creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
The Pomfret Times is the official newspaper of the town of Pomfret, Connecticut and is mailed monthly to every household. It contains local town news, event information, Selectman postings, recreation schedules, editorials, conversation commissions, board of finance and board of educational articles, the town calender and local library information.
“Enriching, Inspiring, Accessible. Bringing professional performing arts to our community.” Now in our 39th season, P/A brings high quality, accessible and affordable professional performing arts to northeast CT. Our own flagship programs are our FREE Children’s Educational Opera and Children’s Educational Symphony programs. Through our artistic partners, Salt Marsh Opera Company and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, local school children are introduced to the creative artistry, discipline, beauty and storyline in productions of the opera and of the orchestra. The students learn about the art form, the narrative and the music through a multi-media study guide provided to teachers. Each participating class is visited by the artists for an in-school workshop prior to the performances. In the spring, the children attend live, fully-staged productions of the opera or symphony at the Hyde Cultural Center.
A retailer/wholesaler on Main Street providing new fashions for men and women, apparel, jewelry and accessories. We also provide alterations.
Frame and furniture maker using beautifully figured hardwoods. Framed mirrors in traditional and contemporary styles. Furnature restoration and conservation services available. Carved details and custom turning are also used in creating or restoring your furniture or frame.
We are Northeastern Connecticut’s source for Scrapbook Supplies, Rubber Stamps, and Paper Craft Supplies and Instruction.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday, 10 .m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Closed Wednesday.
Featuring one of a kind items in leather, wood and silver by Mal Bates. Displaying works by fine artists and crafts people including:
Paintings by Sherrie Parenteau
Wood Carvings by Ray Weidele
Chain saw art by Ken Dudley
Stone carvings by Dave Roberts
Stained glass by Laura Parsons
Appointments are available upon request.
Dr. David Belles, Director
The Concert Choir is proud to have provided fine choral music to the community for the past 48 years. In 1959, a group of local singers came together under the leadership of Warren Geissinger, The group’s first concert, performed on June 5, 1960, at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, consisted of Bach’s Contata No.192, and Faure’s Requiem. We most recently presented Karl Jenkin’s the Armed Man: a Mass for Peace on Saturday, April 25, 2009 as the culmination presentation of our 50th anniversary celebration.
A conservatory style performing arts studio and performance venue catering to community artists and art enthusiasts. Education offered in dance, theatre, and music. Infants through adults are welcome to explore the performing arts at The Complex Performing Arts Centre.
The Three C’s announces its Art Youth Series, a lineup of theater, music, stories and fun for students. Most shows are based on Children’s Literature.
The Three C’s is a volunteer non-profit organization, dedicated to introducing students and teachers to the performing arts in a manner which is both entertaining and educational. All performances take place at Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock, CT and are performed by Theatreworks USA from New York.
Visit us at http://www.TheThreeCs.org for more information.
Located on the Town Green, the Union Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of Union’s rich history.
It houses and extensive collection of photos and other historical artifacts from both Unions past and present.
The Historical Society is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling (860)684.7078.
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.
Carriage, Horse drawn weddings, horse and wagon rides, horselogging, draft horses, driving lessons and recreational services. Raise American Cream and Belgian horses and Shetland ponies.
Full service yarn shop. We sell oodles of yarn and accessories as well as fibers, spinning wheels, books and patters. Lessons and classes are available. Table people always welcome.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5, Wednesday 7-9 Learnin Night, Thursday, Knit-in-Night 7-9 p.m.
Also by appointment, Come and join our friendly circle.
Description:I specialize in making chain maille jewelry from sterling silverand gold filled rings. In many of my designs I incorporate crystals, stones and glass beads.
StoDoArts is a locally created organization dedicated to bringing cultural, artistic, and creative events and endeavors to Storrs Downtown. They are committed to making Downtown Storrs a Regional Destination to celebrate all that is Storrs/Mansfield.
Handmade stained glass and fused glass. Classes available.
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday Classes, 6-8 p.m. (open during class hours), Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.
Song-a-Day Music Center provides lessons in Guitar, Piano, Violin, 5-String Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Dulcimer, Woodwinds, Brass, Drums, Voice, and the Alexander Technique to students of all ages in the geographical area of Coventry, Connecticut. Also have retail instruments, instrument accessories, music, and gifts, and offer repair services for musical instruments.
Traditional stoneware pottery and garden leaf sculpures created with 20+ years experience in a serene forest setting. Owned by Susan Wheaton Morrissette.
“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.”
Six Paca Farm is a working alpaca farm utilizing the fiber in rugs, scarves, gloves, clothing articles-all for sale in a coffee shop.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Offering branding, print, web, social media, and IT Services.
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Appointments available by request.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of a kind Fiber Art. All cotton materials, fabric, thread, and batting. My photo images are digitally applied to treated cotton. Patterns, colors, and emerging lines are the themes of my quilts.
Presently the quilts that I create are hand quilted and strongly influenced by my rural surroundings. My photos record the cutting of hay fields that are rolled and packed in white plastic and stacked like sculpture. These hay images incorporated into my quilts make a statement about the seasonal changes that occur around me.
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.
Escape to our salon oasis and treat yourself to a refreshing facial or experience our professional Swedish massage therapy by one of our licensed Estheticians. With more than 35 years of experience, your satisfaction is our first priority. Contact us today for big city services at small town prices.
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 pastel artist and art teacher. Presently 4 artists including myself have joined together to show in galleries around the state.
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.
Scott Rhoades is an artist whose medium is acrylic paint. His subject matter includes nature, landscapes, historic buildings, barns, people and animals.
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.
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.
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
Kathleen Zimmerman’s prints and sculpture uses elements of the natural world, especially animals, as their subject matter to express ideas concerning relationships, the environment and culture.
Janice Law Treker paints and writes novels
Landscapes, rural scenes, portraits and still life, oil paintings in strong, bold colors make up this exciting, eclectic collection of art work.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.