Kristen Walsh has been involved in creative things her whole life. She has been exploring fiber for many years – first knitting, then spinning and finally felting. Kristen has been earning attention for her felting, exhibiting and winning prizes at a number of art shows in Connecticut as well as being elected into CT Women Artists. Kristen …
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a change in demonstrator for tomorrow evening. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Jim Grabowski will demonstrate following our short business meeting.
One look at Grabowski’s work and you will find most impressive the power and beauty of nature that his technique and palette conveys to the viewer. A native of New Britain, Jim Grabowski was educated at Central Connecticut State University and taught art after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Fine Art. In the past years, Jim has been commissioned by over 150 corporations for large-scale projects involving his originals including the new building at Pratt and Whitney.
Artist, Ben Parker will demonstrate origami tessellations following the regular member’s business meeting at 6:30 on Wednesday, April 12. These meetings and demos are free and open to the public. From Ben Parkers website: “The process of origami is bipartite: tactile and mathematical. As a folder, one has absolute control of the paper from the time a finger …
The Newington Art League’s 2017 Spring Members Show will take place April 10th to May 15th in the Newington Town Hall Lobby. The drop off date for artwork will be April 10th from 11am – 12pm. Each member can submit up to three pieces of work not previously shown in a Newington Art League show. The entry fee is $10 for one piece, $15 for two and $20 for three pieces.
Robert Noreika, a prominent national award winning artist and illustrator, will be judging the show. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third place winners as well as several Honorable Mentions.
The Opening Reception and awards presentation will be on Thursday, April 20th at 5:30 pm. It will be followed by the Bake Sale Fundraiser at 6 pm.
The Newington Art League has been in existence for over 30 years. For almost 20 of those years the town provided us with a facility that was a central location for its meetings, public art demonstrations and exhibits as well as serving as a studio space for members. This summer the art league was asked …
The Members Show at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library will have an opening reception on Saturday, October 15th from 1 – 3 pm. Works on display include oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and wood carvings. Many works are for sale and a percentage of the sale benefits the library and the Newington Art League. The reception is free and open to the public. Please join us to learn more about the Newington Art League and meet the artists.
The Newington Art League needs your support. We are offering local businesses a “Friend of the Newington Art League” status for $35 per year. The organization is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity and your donations should be tax deductible. Your business would be prominently listed on our show programs as well as on our website and Facebook page.
The art league, recently removed from it’s location in the Kellogg-Eddy House to make way for a new caretaker, is now in need of a new space. We rely on member dues and fundraising to support our programs which currently include a Scholarship to a Newington High School Student, six artist demonstrations per year free and open to the public, coordination and judging of the Chalk Walk and two art shows each year. While we would like to offer art classes and workshops, we cannot do so without an accessible location to hold them.
Please contact Pat Tanger at (860) 331-1984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in more information.
The Board of the Newington Art League met yesterday and the decision was made to create a new level of membership for high school and college students. The annual dues for a student will be $10 with the presentation of a current student ID.
New registration forms will be created to include this new membership level. Student members will be allowed all of the privileges of membership which are: to show your work in Newington Art League shows and exhibits, to vote and hold office in the league.
The Newington Art League will have a short business meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm in the Ceramics Room of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St. The meeting will be followed by a demonstration of abstract painting in oil by Jane Zisk. These meetings are always free and open to the public.
Jane Zisk is the Founder of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society. Jane was inspired by the American artists who were painting in Cos Cob, Branchville and Old Lyme in the late 1800’s and decided to carry on the plein air tradition made popular by J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and others. Jane, who has been an artist for over 30 years, has also worked as a framer for many years at Hartford Framing in East Hartford, CT. All art whether it is representational or abstract is a spiritual path to Ms. Zisk. Having overcome a chronic illness Jane sees her art as a healing experience.
The Newington Art League will be vacating the second floor of 679 Willard Ave. in Newington so that the town can use the apartment we occupied for a caretaker.
We have rented the Ceramics Room at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center so that we can continue our meetings with artist demonstrations, but we cannot currently support our mission to provide a creative venue for artist to practice their craft.
We are working with Newington Parks and Recreation to see if their Arts and Crafts room can be used by our Monday morning painting group starting on August 22nd, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Our Treasurer posted on Facebooks “What’s happening in Newington” and several ideas came forth including a generous offer from Garrett Kenny to use his barber shop during off hours.
Any help in finding a new permanent home would be much appreciated.