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.
Hidden Treasures is a small antique, used furniture and collectibles store in Stafford. We also repainted and refurbish old furniture in chalk and vintage colors. Inventory changes weekly.
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.
Spring Hill Inn is a charming guest house, circa 1734. We are located about one mile south of the University of Connecticut at 957 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT, in the Spring Hill Historic District. We welcome all our fellow travelers, every race, faith, gender, and sexual orientation.
Be our Guest!
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.
Kleen Escape Adventures is a family owned and operated escape room located right over the frog bridge in Willimantic Connecticut. As we explored escape rooms all around the country we decided that the quiet corner needed to experience this phenomenon! This is how Kleen Escape Adventures was born.
AM Lithography has been supplying high quality print and unmatched customer service to companies nationally for over 25 years. We understand that customer service is the key to building lasting client relationships. We believe that your needs come first, and as such, we provide customers with expert advice on the most cost-efficient production methods to achieve their printing goals. To us, no job is too small; no question unwelcome.
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.
Art and music events have occurred in the Spring and Fall for the last 16 years. Outdoor Juried Art shows, Days of Music, and Spring Indoor Collaboratives. Email for more info.
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”.