Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Next regional meeting: October 8th!

Hello dearest CT regional membership! We are SO sorry for short notice on this, but we will be having our next regional meeting on October 8th. We will be meeting at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave, Hartford, CT from 10am-2pm.

We have an exciting agenda planned, but we need your help! We would love to have a discussion about workshops and teaching gigs - perhaps 3 or 4 panelists, speaking from your experience on how you started teaching, what you’ve learned from teaching and about teaching, favorite tips or what you would do differently if you could do it all over again. After that, we’ll have an open mic time of what the best workshop we’ve ever taken was or what a teacher may have done that really inspired or wow-ed us. Please email Kelly (art@kellyissuperneato.com) ASAP if you would be willing to share your expertise.

As always, we will have a lunch option - email Christina (christina.onebobbin@gmail.com) to be added to the list for $10 (sandwich, chips, beverage, cookies).

And Show and Tell!!!! I can’t wait to see and hear what amazing things you are all working on and doing out there! Plus, don’t forget your door prize donations.

Thanks for your abundant patience, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Reflections by Clara Nartey

Clara Nartey has a beautiful solo show, "Reflections: Stitched Drawings" at Atticus Bookstore and Cafe, 1082 Chapel Street, in New Haven. The exhibit will be on view through October 23, and on October 22, Clara will be on hand for a meet and greet from 3:00 to 4:00pm.

There’s more info at http://claranartey.com/atticus-bookstore-cafe/ and http://claranartey.com/art-show-at-atticus-is-open/.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dawn Allen's Secret Garden

A solo exhibit highlighting Dawn's fabric art from the past two years, will be at the Rinnova Gallery (105 Elm Street Westfield, MA - only 10 minutes from the CT border!) September through October with the artist's reception on October 7th from 6-8pm. Most of the artwork from the "Larger Than Life Flowers" series will be there as well as several new and not yet exhibited pieces.

The “Larger Than Life Flowers” series is inspired by the moment in the Wizard of Oz when the movie turns to color and the camera pans across giant colorful flowers. This series is fun, exciting, and happy. These original art pieces hang on the wall and bring cheer to your space.

All of the pieces are made from fabric using modern art quilting techniques and her own method of transforming the usually flat quilt medium into three dimensional art.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Escape New Haven

Have you heard about the newest craze of escape rooms? Kind of the next step up from murder mystery theater, you [in a group] are locked in a room with some sort of themed premise and need to find and puzzle through different clues to figure out how to get out. A popular New Haven-based version recently renovated their Gallery scenario and are looking to showcase a local artist or two. This could be a really unique opportunity for your work.  https://escapenewhaven.com/blog/artwork

Quilt National '21 is Coming to Connecticut

Congratulations to Catherine Whall Smith , whose quilt "Transfusion in Two Parts" will be on tour with Quilt National '21.  Th...