Monday, November 18, 2013

Visit Open Artist Studios At Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT During Candlelight Opening, November 22, 2013, 5:00-9:00pm

Visit Esther Drezner Holiday Gift Gallery, Open Studios, Tea Room, 
Fisher Gallery at Farmington Valley Arts Center   Candlelight Opening, November 22, 2013, 5:00-9:00pm  

Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT which boasts 20 artist studios, two galleries and classroom space has also been known for carrying wonderful holiday gifts made by fine artists. Each year, FVAC celebrates Candlelight season which is a series of festive events beginning with an opening on November, 22, 2013 at 5:00-9:00pm. 
 Bill Manocchio

This year, the studio artists are hosting a delightful Tea Room on the second floor in studio 6B with an exhibit of small works displayed and available for purchase. 

Farmington Valley Arts Center Kicks off The Holiday Season With Open Artist Studios    

In a addition to previewing a sample of the studio artist's work in the Tea Room, you can also stroll two floors of professional  artist studios and visit directly with the artists. You will get a chance to see paintings, pastels, monotypes, sculpture, textiles, photography, jewelry and more. As a tradition each artist studio will also have complimentary holiday refreshments.  

Second Floor FVAC Artist Studios Open 
 Danielle Langsford

1B Candace Abbott        
1B Annette Baser           
2B Claire Fish                 
3B Danielle Langford    
4B Susan Brereton         
5B Brion Johnson           
6B Tea Room                   
7B Melissa Meredith        
8B Lisa Ludwig                
9B C. Dianne Zweig        
10B Pia Sjolin 
10B Deborah Velasquez 
11B Jan Bennett                   

Kathy Goff
First Floor Artist Studios Open

2A Ginny August   The Pottery Spectrum
2A Betsy Gardiner The Pottery Specturm
4A Melisssa Croghan
6A Bill Manocchio
7A Mary Steele
8A Kathy Goff
9A Fran Hoffnagle
11A James Brunelle

The Esther Drezner Artisan Holiday Gallery

In the Esther Drezner Gallery and Gift Shop, on the first floors you will find wearable art, fine crafted jewelry, photography, functional pottery and ceramics, hand painted silk scarves, Judaica by Gary Rosenthal, original artwork, home decor, glassware and more. Under the direction of Sandy Buerkler, a new gift shop manager this holiday season, the Drezner GIft Gallery has a new look and new artisans. 

Sculpture and  
Mixed Media Exhibit In The Fisher Gallery
Be Sure To See The Kinetic Mobile Sculpture By Robin Protz

Sandy, originally from Switzerland has added a very special touch to the Drezner gallery, one of two galleries at FVAC. In the larger Fisher Gallery you will find a sculpture show which surrounds a magnificient shimmery kinetic mobile sculpture by artist Robin Protz. This installation is a must see for both adults and children. Mixed media artwork by artists is also on display. 
This year visit a lovely Tea Room on the second floor with a gallery of small works by FVAC artists in additon to visiting all the other artist open studios (two floors) .

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