Artful Giving At The Chocol'Art Holiday Exhibit Farmington Valley Arts Center
There is as lot of new activity at The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT (just off Route 44).
This Saturday, December 8th, 2012, is the Chocol'Art event, when all of the artist studios are open and free chocolate treats are offered to visitors. You can also make "Star Books" with Avis Turner.
The Farmington Valley Art Center is abuzz with special holiday workshops, holiday themed programs and plenty of artful shopping opportunities.
As a studio artist myself on the second floor of FVAC, I have an inside view of the wonderful classes, workshops, exhibits, speakers and events that are ongoing . I even have a birds eye view of the "Yarn Graffiti" covering the trees in front of the artist studios.
Handmade Holiday Gifts At The
Farmington Valley Arts Center
The theme of this years holiday season is "Artful Giving" with an emphasis on sharing art with friends and loved ones as an alternative to manufactured gifts. In the larger Fisher Gallery, and smaller Esther Drezner Gallery you will find dozens of handmade treasures such as wearable art, hand painted silk scarves, textiles, ceramics, notecards, jewelry, toys, paintings, collage, ornaments, holiday decor, Judaica and more.
On two floors of the Farmington Valley Arts Center you can visit and talk with artists who work in a variety of modalities. New to the FVAC this year are the addition of art studios leased by several local art teachers, designers and artisans who add a vibrant and novel approach to art making. You will find plenty of surprises at FVAC.
"Painting" With A Blow Torch
Artist In Residence , Stephanie Lauretano, "paints" with a mini blow torch.
In another nearby studio, Anita Balkin creates decorative garland out of foam packing material. She also makes mobiles out of used drum sticks. Bring your family as there is so much to learn at FVAC for all age groups.
For more information, directions and schedules visit http://www.artsfvac.org/visit-us/
To see artist profiles of all of Farmington Valley Artists visit http://www.artistsfvac.org/