Coventry Farmers' Market -Repurposing & Reuse Market
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Coventry Farmers' Market -Repurposing & Reuse Market

Repurposing & Reuse Market

Hosted on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry, the market carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state.

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Coventry Farmers' Market - Festival of Fiber Arts
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Coventry Farmers' Market - Festival of Fiber Arts

Coventry Farmers' Market at Hale Homestead features only high quality Connecticut-made, Connecticut-grown products. The Festival of Fiber Arts market will highlight the variety of fiber artists in our state, including yarn, knits, crocheted items, clothing, embroidery, felting, rug hooking, linens, etc. Joan Blade Johnson of JBJ Fiber Art will be at the event and will feature her Eco Printed Silk Scarves, “Gem” Inspired Hand-Dyed Scarves and fiber art wallhangings.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Coventry Farmers' Market - Holiday Shopping Market

"The 16th season of the Coventry Farmers’ Market. Hosted on the grounds of Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, the market carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state."

https://www.coventryfarmersmarket.org

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Wadsworth Atheneum’s 38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Wadsworth Atheneum’s 38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers

38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers
April 26–28, 2019

Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from across New England create floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the museum’s collection to display during this fundraising event. More than 60 exceptional floral designs are expected this year, and will be showcased throughout the museum galleries beside the artworks that inspired them.

Joan Blade Johnson of JBJ Fiber Art will be featuring her Eco Printed Silk Scarves, “Gem Inspired” hand dyed scarves and unique fiber wall art. The Artisan Boutique is open during regular museum hours during Fine Art & Flowers.

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Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons : An Open Juried National Exhibition
Mar
8
to May 8

Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons : An Open Juried National Exhibition

  • Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The exhibit will be on view from Friday, March 8 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at The Blackstone Valley Tourism Center Art Gallery and adjacent Gallery 175 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The Opening Reception and Awards will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Gallery.

Joan Blade Johnson of JBJ Fiber Art has a fiber art piece "Eco Print on Silk" in this exhibit.

Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons : An Open Juried National Exhibition

Spring, 2019 at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery
and adjacent Gallery 175, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Twisting Fibers into string is as old as humanity and has contributed to the survival of our species in similarly important ways as food itself. Using our hands in the creation of fiber products is akin of early mark making. Industrialization and its inexpensive mass production have nearly eradicated these fundamental expressions of human evolution. Handwork together with hand writing arelosing their relevance as our hands are trapped at keyboards and on screens. Nevertheless, fiber art has gained renewed interest, and as much as it is a remnant of the past it is claiming its place in the future as a mindful creative process practiced by most diverse communities and individuals all over the world.

As time itself has become one of the hottest commodities of the 21st century, the labor intense and time consuming nature of handwork stands in stark contrast to the increasing rush that consumes so many of today’s industrialized societies. This imbues handwork with a new value. We can see in a handmade object that time slowed down, which in turn creates a sense of restorative pause. We enter a world where the process cannot be rushed or forced but where the maker had to submit to the inherent nature of handwork, a meditative creative process integrating body, soul and spirit.

“Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.” Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th President, USA

For the purposes of this proposal, all work must include either fiber in content or be executed with at least one fiber process or technique. Fibers include media like paper, shredded plastic shopping bags, bamboo, reeds, telephone wire, simple metal wire and fruit skins. Processes include sewing, knitting, knotting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting and basketry. We encourage the use of technology, slow cloth, traditional or non-traditional materials, and eco-friendly materials in the creation of entries, but no perishable organic material.

Juror: Anastasia Azure, Providence, Rhode Island

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Stepping Inside the Outside Exhibit-Bristol Art Museum
Feb
1
to Mar 10

Stepping Inside the Outside Exhibit-Bristol Art Museum

 

Exhibit Concept:
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The exhibit will be at the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island February 1 to March 10, 2019.  More information to follow...

 

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Providence Flea Holiday Market
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Markets in December at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street in Providence for three Sundays and a Saturday with over 150 vendors participating in all--vintage vendors, artisans, makers, food truck and more! This is one of the city's largest holiday markets and the best place to find one-of-a-kind vintage and local handmade gifts for everyone on your list! Stay tuned for vendor highlights. More info at providenceflea.com

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Providence Flea Holiday Market
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Providence Flea Holiday Market

Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Markets in December at Hope High School, 324 Hope Street in Providence for three Sundays and a Saturday with over 150 vendors participating in all--vintage vendors, artisans, makers, food truck and more! This is one of the city's largest holiday markets and the best place to find one-of-a-kind vintage and local handmade gifts for everyone on your list! Stay tuned for vendor highlights. More info at providenceflea.com

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Artist & Artisan Fair of the Congregational Church of Burlington
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Artist & Artisan Fair of the Congregational Church of Burlington

Artist & Artisan Fair of the Congregational Church of Burlington

Saturday, November 3 at 10 AM - 3:30 PM

20+ selected Artists and Artisans converge on the Burlington, Ct Town Hall to sell their work. Exhibitors include: jewelry designers Linda Davidson, Lynne Patnode, and Judy Weingarden, potter Grace Epstein, artists Denise Balcanoff, Elizabeth McNally, Brook Nightingale, Lori Barker, Soul Threads designer Doreen Breen, woodcarver Ed Weingarden, and Fiber Artist Joan Blade Johnson and much more. Also bake sale, tea cup auction, and gallery walk

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Shopping Market at Coventry Farmers' Market

Holiday Shopping Market at Coventry Farmers' Market

2299 South St, Coventry, CT 06238

"The 15th season of the Coventry Farmers’ Market. Hosted on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry, the market carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state."

https://www.coventryfarmersmarket.org

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Stepping Inside the Outside Exhibit at Highfield Hall and Gardens
Sep
8
to Oct 31

Stepping Inside the Outside Exhibit at Highfield Hall and Gardens

  • Highland Hall and Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exhibit Concept:
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The exhibit will debut at Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth, Massachusetts opening September 8 - October 31, 2018. The artist reception will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1-3pm.

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Martha's Herbary Annual Arts and Craft Fair
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Martha's Herbary Annual Arts and Craft Fair

Martha's Herbary Annual Arts and Craft Fair

The Gathering Rooms and Garden will be blooming with talent and beauty. 

Meet local artists and crafters displaying their amazing wares. 

Plan to eat lunch at the Herbary.

Renee's Working Girl Catering

will be set up with delicious food available for purchase.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

10:00  - 4:00

Rain or Shine!

 

 

 

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"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" Exhibit
Apr
14
to Apr 27

"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" Exhibit

"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED"

Reception: Saturday April 14th, 12-2 pm

Gallery 53

53 COLONY STREET  

MERIDEN CT 06450

Refreshments served, free parking in garage across the street.

On Exhibit: April 14 - 27
 
See how regional artists exploit the creative potential of textiles to create new, exciting and meaningful works. Many of the exhibitors are members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) Connecticut, a group dedicated to supporting and promoting professional fiber artists and teachers as well as quilters working to develop their fine art skills. This juried show will be judged by well-known textile artist and “Artrepreneur” Clara Nartey.

These stunning layered, stitched visual works are an eye-opener: from its roots as a practical craft, quilting has evolved into an art form in its own right. Don't miss this exhibit!  

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The Fiber Art of Joan Blade Johnson
Mar
1
to May 14

The Fiber Art of Joan Blade Johnson

  • Babbidge Library Plaza Gallery, UConn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches a variety of surface design techniques. Her wall art is most often inspired by nature and her original nature photography, which she expresses through textile, thread, and other fibers as well as the incorporation of rogue media for example, wire, metals, and various found objects.

Joan creates her own fabric using non-traditional methods and materials such as commercial or plant based dyes, paints, soy wax, printing, and rusting. Once the fabric and composition is created, she enhances it with machine stitch or other embellishment to create texture and dimension. Joan often frames her smaller pieces for sale. Occasionally her works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally, they are hung tapestry-like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.

When not working with fiber, Joan is a Registered Dietitian, and has worked at UConn in both Nutritional Sciences and as Adjunct Clinical Dietetics Faculty in Allied Health. You can find her art and hand dyed silk Eco Print, and “Gem” scarves in a number of local galleries, artisan gift shops, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art Gift Shop.

Please join us for a reception on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-6 pm at the Babbidge Library Plaza Gallery on the UConn Campus at Storrs.

www.jbjfiberart.com

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