Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Opening Night, May 1 For The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT 

Tonight, May 1, 2014 is a big night for me and my sister Fuse-ettes....tonight, The Fuse FactoryArtists is having the opening reception for our debut show "The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" at Bodytalk Boutique, 21 East Main St., Avon, CT.   Our opening wine and cheese reception is from 5:30-8:00 and will also include music and a few surprises. Terry, the amazingly creative manager of Bodytalk and her spirited staff have transformed this popular clothing store into an exciting, vibrant, quirky Chelsea-esque art gallery. Artwork will be on exhibit the entire month of May.

Spring Into Color at Bodytlak Boutique, Avon, CT

Bodytalk's Spring line of stylish clothing  has been paired with coordinating artwork, sculpture and ceramics from eleven different artists who all have studios in the nearby Farmington Valley Arts Center. The Fuse Factory Artists adopted their group name from the original use of the Art Center building which houses the "Climax Fuse Company in 1884.  OK stop laughing..... I didn't know myself, I was renting studio space in such an "exciting" place.

The Fuse Factory Artists An Artist Collective With Members Who Have Studios at The Farmington Valley Arts Center  

Anyway back to our professional group of artists. Our mission is to take our work on the road and to get out of our studio once in a while. There are currently 11 members of this recently formed artist collective with a few fence sitters who are soon to join us.  Melissa Meredith, a Master printmaker at FVAC came up with our wonky name which was enthusiastically adopted by the group. Our terrific logo was designed by group member, Susan Brereton. Getting consensus on our "identity" is a miracle in of itself....have you ever gotten 11 women in a room together to agree on anything less 11 very accomplished juried artists?

Meet The Fuse Factory Artists

Our clan or is it posse, includes Candace Abbott, Ginny August, Annette Baser, Susan Brereton, Claire Fish, Betsy Gardner, Fran Hoffnagle, Danielle Langford, Estelle Laschever, Melisssa Meredith, and yours truly C. Dianne Zweig. Each of the artists works completely differently with works featuring original oil painings, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, Mixed media, Monotypes, collages and more.

Readers Please Tell Others About The Fuse Factory Artists

Please help me out, by spreading the word about our show. Be sure to let me know if you are a blog follower when you visit. Hope to see you soon!

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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