Friday, September 11, 2009

Art Quilts around Connecticut

Gray plus One – Show Begins Today!

NormaSchlager_NoElephantsHereSAQA CT members Norma Schlager, Nike Cutsumpas, Barbara Drillick and Carolyn Cooney are among the artists displaying work in this show which runs from September 11th – October 23rd.

The Gray plus One exhibition, sponsored by Scrapbag Art Quilters, opens Friday September 11th at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, CT.  The exhibit, “Gray Plus One…,” challenges members to use only one color in addition to grays in each of their works.   Scrapbag members are accomplished quilt artists who meet weekly to share ideas, techniques and to critique their works. Most of them live in northern Fairfield County.  


NikeCutsumpas_SpinningIntoPlaceBLOG(image upper: Norma Schlager’s “No Elephants Here”)

(image lower: Nike Cutsumpas’ “Spinning into Place”)

Cyrenius H Booth Library is located at 25 Main Street / Newtown, CT 06470.  For more information call (203) 426-4533.




Preview Party Tonight – On the Green Fine Art Show


WHEN & WHERE Friday, September 11, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm / Homewood Suites by Hilton, 65 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury, CT 06033.   Enjoy the wine, savor the refreshments, and listen to live music by the Bravo Woodwind Quintet.  Meet the show's winning artists, including Fiber Artists Craig & Amy Barry

Tickets to the Preview Party are $40 advanced sales and $50 at the door.

Admission is FREE for the On the Green Fine Art Show (Saturday & Sunday)

The Glastonbury Art Guild will host their 47th Annual "On the Green" Fine Art Show at Hubbard Green, Glastonbury CT (on the corner of Main St and Hubbard St)
RAIN or SHINE  September 12th  & 13th  10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Drop Off Work for “In the Pink” on Sunday

Hygienic Art Galleries & The Breast Health Task Force of Southeastern Connecticut present:


In the Pink: A Celebration of Women's Strength, Beauty, and Healing
September 16-October 10
Opening reception Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm

A call to artists to participate in a show of works that express the breast cancer experience and the healing process from the point of view of survivors or that of friends and family. We welcome all to this celebration to begin Breast Cancer Awareness Month and enjoy the Hygienic Art Galleries and Art Park.

Receiving Date: Sunday, September 13, 12-3pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Pick up Date: Sunday, October 11, 2-5pm

Contact: Laurel Holmes, 442-0733 or

Artists may submit one piece. All media welcome. All works must be suitably framed with wires and ready for hanging. No clips or saw-tooth hangers. All metal frames must have hangers and wire.

This year, The Hygienic Art Galleries will donate their portion of any sales of art in the show to the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, a comprehensive screening program for medically underserved women.

Hygienic Art Galleries
79-83 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
Gallery Hours: Thursday, 11am-3pm; Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday, 12-3pm.


Kindred Spirits / Friends for Life

CathySmith_DrillingforOil Artists Catherine Smith and Barbara Lussier have teamed up for an interesting and unique exhibition.  Kindred Spirits,  presented by the Tolland County Art Association, will display complimentary works by two artists and friends: Quilt Art by Cathy Smith and Paintings by Barbara Lussier.   An Opening Reception is planned for Friday, October 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Tolland County Art Association / 22 Tolland Green / Tolland, CT  (860) 871-7405

Gallery is open Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm  (The Kindred Spirits Show runs October 3rd – October 31st)

(image: Drilling for Oil by Cathy Smith)


Harvest of Quilts – October 17th and 18th

GailKotowski_MetropolisBLOG Sponsored by the Shoreline Quilters Guild

The exhibition of quilts will be on display at East Haven High School / 35 Wheelbarrow Lane / East Haven, CT 06512 and will include demonstrations, quilt/craft boutique, food court and quilt raffle.   Admission is $8

For more information, call (203) 488-7946 or visit the Shoreline Quilters Guild website


(image: Metropolis by Gail Kotowski)

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