Thursday, April 28, 2011

Farmington Valley Arts Center "Sentiments for Mothers" Exhibition And Mothers Day Gift Sale, Avon, CT., Opens Friday, April 29th, 2011

Handcrafted Mothers Day Gifts Featured At "Sentiments for Mothers Exhibit": Farmington Valley Art Center, Avon, CT

The Farmington Valley Arts Center is buzzing with excitement with the opening of the "Sentiments for Mothers" exhibit which begins with an opening reception , Friday evening, April 29th from 6-9 pm in the Esther B. Drezner Gallery. The show continues through May 9th, 2011. Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm , Additional hours by appointment: 860.678.1867

Artisan Crafted Mother's Day Gifts

The gallery is packed with wonderful artisan crafted items which are very fairly priced to purchase as Mother's Day gifts.

Original Pottery, Jewelry, Glassware, Mixed Media, Textiles

You will find one of a kind handcrafted pottery, jewelry, artwork, handbags, scarves, textiles, glassware, mixed media cards, photographs. The work is outstanding and represents a variety of regional artists as well as in house artists who have studios at the Center or who are on faculty.

"Sentiments For Mother" Is A FVAC Fundraiser

The Mother's Day exhibition titled "Sentiments For Mothers" is a fundraiser for the Farmington Valley Art Center. Many of the resident artists have donated small works for this special exhibit and sale.

Making Your Own Mother's Day Gifts

If you would like to create your own Mother's day gift, the Center is hosting two gift making workshops . Robin McCahill will teach a workshop on hand-felted scarf making on May 7th from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Fee is $35.00 plus a $15.00 materials fee. On May 8th, 2011, Deb Wadsworth and Heather Whitehouse will help you design and create Monoprint collages from noon to 3:00 pm. Fee is $80.00 plus a $20.00 material fee.

Where Is The Farmington Valley Art Center

The Farmington Valley Art Center, 25 Art Center Lane, is located just off Route 44 in Avon, Connecticut in a park like setting on the Ensign Bickford grounds. Visitors will find a two level complex with 25 resident studio artists, two exhibition galleries and designated classrooms for ongoing adult, teen and children's classes and workshops. Directions
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm
Additional hours by appointment: 860.678.1867
Studio Artists Information
Complete List of Studio Artists
2A Pottery Spectrum
Ginny August
Betsy Gardiner
4A Melissa Croghan
5A Harriet Winograd
6A Studio Available
7A Artist in Residence
8A Kathy Goff
9A Fran Hoffnagle
10A I.S. Levitz
11A Jim Brunelle
1B Candace Abbott
Annette Baser
2B Claire Fish
3B Robin
4B Susan Patla Brereton
5B Deb Wadsworth
Avis Turner
6B Danielle Langford
7B Melissa Meredith
8B Bob Noreika
9B Dianne Zweig
10B Mihaly Portrait
Kevin Mihaly
11B The Chair Clinic
Jan Bennett
Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001


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