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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Offering branding, print, web, social media, and IT Services.
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Appointments available by request.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ultra destination spa for fitness, message, escape, relaxation, beauty services, nutrition, daily activities and fitness and weight loss programs.
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.
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.
Janice Law Treker paints and writes novels
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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
Custom art, House Portraits or Pet Portraits in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic or oil. Still life, city and landscapes, representational art.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A retailer/wholesaler on Main Street providing new fashions for men and women, apparel, jewelry and accessories. We also provide alterations.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
Traditional stoneware pottery and garden leaf sculpures created with 20+ years experience in a serene forest setting. Owned by Susan Wheaton Morrissette.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Toll free: 8oo.536.5836
Killingly Villager, Putnam Villager, Thompson Villager, and Woodstock Villager
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