New Britain Museum of American Art,  Maker's Market:  Holiday Edition
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

New Britain Museum of American Art, Maker's Market: Holiday Edition

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NBMAA Maker's Market: Holiday Edition

The Museum Shop is excited to present the 7th Annual Maker’s Market: Holiday Edition! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the largest Maker’s Market of the year, featuring over 20 vendors.

Over the last year we have been actively seeking all kinds of vendors from the local handmade scene. Featuring jewelry by local designers, one-of-a-kind craftworks, music, food and much more. Shop small while supporting local vendors and the Museum.

$7 Museum Members | $12 non-Members


Divina Artwork
Nature's Artistry
Made By Jane Design
Summer Green Pottery
Good Gourds
Expressions Pottery
With Heart By Hand
Savor
Two+Scents
Karen Drazen Jewelry
Jeanne La Rose (children's book author)
JBJ Fiber Art
A String of Beads
New England Cider Company
Knits and Beads
Laurie Lynne's Clay Jewelry
Cindy's Fine Jewelry
Shannon's Jammin Jams
See What I Saw
Keri Halloran Art
Melissa Punzalan Jewelry
Ogham Art
MKM Wood Creations
Linda Garcia Bohemian Textile "Wearable" Art
Jamie's Organic Candles
Nest Studio
Forest Chestnut Design
Innovative Design
Quilting After Dark

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QVCAH Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale 2017
Nov
10
to Nov 19

QVCAH Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale 2017

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Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities

Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale 2017

Buy from Local Artists – November 10th-19th

Get your holiday gifts at the Arts Center! You’ll find a diverse selection of locally handmade crafts and art objects including blown glass, jewelry, original paintings, prints & photographs, folk art & sculpture, ceramics & pottery, metal work, quilts & needlepoint and more.

Receive a 10% discount on all purchases with your current QVCAH membership.  All major credit cards accepted! Hot Mulled Cider served to you while you shop!

Sale Hours:

Friday, November 10th,        6-9pm – Sale Kick-Off and Opening Reception

Saturday, November 11th –  Noon to 4pm

Sunday, November 12th  –    Noon to 4pm

Friday, November 17th  –      Noon to 7pm

Saturday, November 18th –  Noon to 4pm

Sunday, November 19th –     Noon to 4pm     CLOSE OF SALE

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Impressions of Color
Jul
17
to Aug 11

Impressions of Color

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Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild Show

Impressions of Color

July 17 to August 11, 2017

Opening Reception

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

At the Spirol Gallery for Visual and Performing Arts

Quinebaug Valley Community College

742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, Connecticut 06239

860-932-4160  

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TEXTILE DUO - June 10th, 2017 - Quilting and Fiber Arts Event
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

TEXTILE DUO - June 10th, 2017 - Quilting and Fiber Arts Event

 

Windham Textile & History Museum

411 Main Street and 159 Union Street; Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: 860-456-2178

Email: themillmuseum@gmail.com

http://www.millmuseum.org

 

Hours of Operation

Fri, Sat & Sun- 10 am - 4 pm

Admission:  Adults: $7.00 • Students, Seniors $5 • Groups: $4

Museum Members & Kids Club Members: Free

Guided Tours: Sunday 2:00 pm

Self-Guided Tours during hours of operation

Parking is directly across the street.

 

         June 10th Quilting & Fiber Arts - The speakers and vendors for this day include:

Speakers

-       Martha Sielman, Author - Art Quilts International “Abstract & Geometric”

-       Jamie Eves, Executive Director WTHM "Connecticut and the History of Early Sewing Machines"

-       Hope Barton - SAQA-CT and SAQA Traveling Quilt Show display

-       Allison Wilbur – “Sashiko Stitching”

-       Pat Ferguson – “How To Hang Quilts of All Sizes”

-       Lois Palmer - Quilt Appraisals

 

Vendors and on-going Demonstrations

-       Allison Wilbur

-       Barbara Coleman Adams

-       Carol Eaton Designs

-       Catherine Whall Smith

-       Dawn Allen

-       Joan Blade Johnson

-       Michele Palmer

-       Pat Ferguson

-       Schiller’s Sewing Circle

-       Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop

-       Mary Lachman

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"Locally Inspired" Invitational Fiber Art/Quilt Show
Jun
1
to Jun 30

"Locally Inspired" Invitational Fiber Art/Quilt Show

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Windham Textile and History Museum

Invitational Fiber Art/Quilt Show– “Locally Inspired” 

411 Main Street, Willimantic, Connecticut

AND

Solo Show – Shelia Rae Lutz

159 Union Street, Willimantic, Connecticut

June 1st – June 30th, 2017

Closing reception - Saturday, July 1st - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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May
12
1:30 PM13:30

New Britain Museum of American Art First Friday, May 12th, 2017

Music and Crafts at New Britain Museum of American Art’s First Friday, May 12th.

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Fans of legends such as Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Frank Sinatra, can expect a very enjoyable evening at the May edition of New Britain Museum of American Art’s signature First Friday event.

Noted vocalist, Theresa Wright, who enjoys covering songs by such these musical legends, will give a live performance of jazz, gospel and R&B at First Friday, on May 12th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Wright was selected Best Gospel Vocalist 2016 by CTNOW, and tours the Northeast as a solo performer and as a featured vocalist with renowned musical groups. She specializes in both cover songs and original songs, and had recently released an album of her music.

Also performing at First Friday will be jazz duo saxophonist Mike Casey and pianist Jen Allen. Based in the Greater Hartford area, Casey released his first album in February to international acclaim. Allen, a member of faculty at Trinity College in Hartford, has released two albums since 2011 as well as an award-winning book.

A guided tour will be provided of the Museum’s featured exhibition, Nor’Easter: The 47th Annual Juried Exhibition. It celebrates work in a variety of media by artists from throughout the country, curated by Sarah Fritchey, Curator/Gallery Director of ArtSpace New Haven.

Guests at First Friday can enjoy Yuengling and Goose Island IPA, cocktails, and wine and dance to live R&B and jazz performances.  In addition, guests can shop handcrafted merchandise by Sea Elegance, owned and operated by Kim Ferraguto, offering a selection of jewelry and trinkets that highlight the natural beauty of sea glass, as well as quilted masterpieces and one-of-a-kind scarves by Joan Blade Johnson, the woman behind JBJ Fiber Art.

Admission is $10 for Members and $15 for non-Members, and includes entrance to the Museum’s galleries, special exhibitions, activities, snacks, and soft drinks (including this month’s specialty drink: Spring Fling). Beer, wine, and cocktails will be served at a cash bar for $5. Please note: First Friday in May is being held on the second Friday of the month due to the Museum’s annual fundraiser being held the weekend before.

 

 

 

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Feb
15
3:30 PM15:30

Water is Life: Clean Water and Its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World

February 15- April 29, 2017  

New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts

Organized by the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in partnership with American Exchange Rome and Quilt for Change.

Exhibition Schedule:
March 22, 2016   Opening Reception, United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate UN World Water Day
October 2016    U.S. Tri Mission Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
February – April 2017    New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts
August 2017 – June 2018    Mancuso Quilt Festivals to seven major quilt shows across the United States

Quilters were invited to create and submit art quilts that address the issue of clean water and its impact on the lives of women and girls. Participating quilters highlighted many aspects of water – for example, how access to clean water can effect women’s daily lives, health, safety, the environment, mobility, income and development or any other aspect related to the theme, including women’s relationship to water, such as fishing, acquaculture and even transport.

The exhibit consists of 40 quilts. Joan Blade Johnson is proud to have her fiber art piece "Pure Water" featured in this exhibit.

http://quiltforchange.org/quilt-for-change-exhibits/water-is-life/

 

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Swift Waters Artisans' Cooperative Open House
Nov
18
2:30 PM14:30

Swift Waters Artisans' Cooperative Open House

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OPEN HOUSE - This is our chance to invite customers and friends of Swiftwaters Artisan Coop to celebrate with our members and thank them for their patronage.  

We are a member-owned producer cooperative located in the heart of Downtown Willimantic, Connecticut. Our gift store carries a wide array of goods. Pottery, jewelry, clothing, prints, fine art, and photography are but some of the things we make.

Swift Waters artists are imaginative and skilled. You will find something for everyone on your gift list with a visit to our store. Because Swift Waters Artisans personally operate the store you will always find an artist available to assist.

Swift Waters is eclectic and changing. Visit us today to see an exceptional selection of unique, high-quality merchandise. Please stop by and see what the Windham arts community has to offer!

For more information: http://www.swiftwaters.org

 

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"Water is Life"
Oct
1
to Oct 31

"Water is Life"

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Water is Life: Clean Water and its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls around the World

Organized by the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in partnership with American Exchange Rome and Quilt for Change.

Exhibition Schedule:
March 22, 2016   Opening Reception, United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate UN World Water Day
October 2016    U.S. Tri Mission Art Gallery, Rome, Italy
February – April 2017    New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts
August 2017 – June 2018    Mancuso Quilt Festivals to seven major quilt shows across the United States

Quilters were invited to create and submit art quilts that address the issue of clean water and its impact on the lives of women and girls. Participating quilters highlighted many aspects of water – for example, how access to clean water can effect women’s daily lives, health, safety, the environment, mobility, income and development or any other aspect related to the theme, including women’s relationship to water, such as fishing, acquaculture and even transport.

The exhibit consists of 40 quilts. Joan Blade Johnson is proud to have her fiber art piece "Pure Water" featured in this exhibit.

 

http://quiltforchange.org/quilt-for-change-exhibits/water-is-life/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coventry Farmers Market - Fiber Fest
Sep
25
3:30 PM15:30

Coventry Farmers Market - Fiber Fest

Fibers, yarns, books, demonstrations, and experts will be joining us from around the state to share some beautiful products, and lots of knowledge. Whether you're interested in participating in fiber arts or just interested in purchasing some nice products, there's something for everyone at Fiber Fest!

Coventry Farmers Market - A Country Tradition Continues

We're thrilled to be carrying on the tradition of this dynamic market, each and every Sunday from June through October from 11am - 2pm, rain or shine. Join us on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry, CT to shop from some of Connecticut's finest regional growers and artisans, and enjoy amazing cuisine from award winning food trucks. Over 75 vendors of all kinds every week!

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Rings and Things - Our One Year Anniversary Event
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Rings and Things - Our One Year Anniversary Event

Rings and Things started as an online jewelry store for over 8 years and has finally decided to become a local brick and mortar store specializing in our fine jewelry, as well as Made in the USA products, focusing extremely unique local artists.We are a one stop shop, whether it's to purchase fine jewelry, clean your existing jewelry, or find that perfect gift for someone special.

With over 45 artisans, our shop carries handmade quilts, soaps, lotions, pottery, candles and extremely unique gifts that are all made in the USA. We have a consistant supply of new locally made merchandise daily, so it'll keep you coming back to see what's new. Can't wait to see you!

For more information go to Rings and Things

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibiting and Selling Your Fiber Art Lecture/Trunk Show

 

Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson are Connecticut based fiber artists who exhibit, lecture and teach together. They will be the featured speakers at the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) MA/RI Regional Quarterly Meeting on August 7, 2016 at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John St (2nd floor auditorium) in Lowell, MA from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Profiles: Melanie Johnston & Joan Blade Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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