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.