Canton Artists' Guild

Monday, November 30, 2009

Shirley Mae Neu Exhibit News

Shirley Mae Neu's artwork is on display December 1 through December 29, 2009, at the Farmington Public Library at 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. Her artist's statement is posted on the library's art blog

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gallery on the Green Holiday Show 2009

Nearly 100 members and visitors enjoyed the November 7, Holiday Show Reception.

These two colorful silk screens are among several pieces member Jane Johnson has for sale at the Holiday Show.

Kathleen Balavender and her daughter, Maeve, enjoyed selecting Holiday gifts.

(L-R) Dan Diodato, Kate Linton and Eric Jackson having fun at the Holiday Show.

Upstairs in the Spotlight Gallery, Margaret Soucy discussed her artwork.

Len Dunstan and daughter, Kate Dunstan, admiring Margaret Soucy's artwork.

Margaret Wilson's colorful abstraction attracts Lynn Pelow and Renee Langer.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Shirley Mae Neu Exhibit News

Shirley Mae Neu's contemporary art will be on display in the Mary Baldwin room at the Cheshire Public Library at 104 Main Street from November 2 - November 30, 2009.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

42nd Annual Open Show Opening

John Hsu with his artwork in The Spotlight Gallery

Rick Churchill and Sandy Welch admire "The Corkmen" by Rick's daughter, Vanessa Churchill

Tom Rickis and show's juror Andrea Miller-Keller

Robert DelRusso and Penny Doyle with wood vase by Richard Ivany

Stephanie and Robert Sans study "Wise Potato Chips" by Peggy Dembicer

Show's Top Prize went to Hannah Libman for her "Rainy Days" collage

Steve Wilson and Juror Andrea Miller-Keller discuss his photographs at the critique

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stuart Shils - Gallery Talk - October 15

A slide talk presenting paintings and drawings made by past and modern masters will be given by American artist, Stuart Shils, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Gallery on the Green. The talk is tilted "The Perception of Nature and the Nature of Perception." This event is sponsored by the Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund,Inc and is free to gallery members and guests. Please bring a folding chair or cushion.

Stuart Shils studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, A National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Ballingten Arts Foundation Fellowship for Residency in Ballycastle, Ireland. He is represented by galleries in New York City, Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Summer Member Show

Artwork by Joe Hoke in The Spotlight Gallery

Opening reception visitors (l-r) Matt Buyak, Jessica McNamara and Julie Shrake

Walt and Ann Hampton admire an artist's summer memory

Exhibiting artists Linda Coleman (l) and Bev Tuller (r)

Creative sculptures by Bill Doyle in the Spotlight Gallery

Annalee and Allan Johnson studying Linda Coleman's stitchery.
Painting "Falmouth I" by Frances Haffnagle

Photograph "Rose Back" by Christina L. Boyson

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Art Exhibit: The Weather Project - Selected Works

August 1st – August 30th, 2009

Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT

Cheshire, CT., - The storm has rolled back into town and hit the Cheshire Public Library! That’s where artist Suzan Scott, a Cheshire resident, is exhibiting her Storm Series – Selected Works. The Storm Series is collection of more than twenty works on canvas, photographs, and videos based on the powerful storms that thundered across the state on August 7, 2008. Thirteen choice pieces have been selected for this exhibition which will run from August 1st – August 30th. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Scott says, “I was in the right place, at the right time to be able to observe and photograph the raw and elemental energy of this storm. The power and the beauty of this tumultuous storm captivated me and I’ve been working with these powerful images for the last six months.” Scott, hiking in Farmington, was able to photograph the approaching storm and then worked with the photos and her experience of the event to create atmospheric images of powerful, stormy skies.

A Cheshire resident, Scott has created an ongoing body of work called The Weather Project. Since 2006 she has focused her work exclusively on the sky, eliminating all reference to landscape. Using photography and direct observation, Scott strives to render an image that reflects a specific moment in time.

Scott is a member of Connecticut Women Artists and the Women’s Caucus for Art. She is also a member of Artwell Gallery, the Canton Artists’ Guild and the Kent Art Association. Scott was owner/curator of SmallWalls Gallery in Hartford from 1997-2000 and has worked as an art consultant and independent curator.

Cheshire Public Library is located at 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT.

The library hours are: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm and Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Call the library at 272-2245 for more information.