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.
Our Paint Party Fundraiser is now full! If you wanted to do this, but missed out this time, keep an eye out for another one this fall.
Newington Art League’s Paint Party Fundraiser at Bertucci’s on May 4th has only 5 seats left. Call (860) 666-5026 to reserve your seats now. Create a beautiful painting of pansies, all supplies and instruction included, for just $30.
This will make a lovely Mother’s Day event or give the painting as a gift for Mother’s Day.
On Wednesday, May 4th the Newington Art League is doing a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser at Bertucci’s (2929 Berlin Tpke.) in Newington. The event runs from 11 am – closing and includes both dine in and take out. Be sure to let the waitstaff know you are “Dining for Dollars” for the Newington Art League and check your receipt before you pay to be sure “fundraiser” is indicated. They will deliver orders to businesses, but be sure to let them know when you place the order that it is for the fundraiser and again, check the receipt on delivery.
The funds raised support our Scholarship Fund along with other programs. Thank you.
The general membership meeting of the Newington Art League will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center on Cedar Street. After a brief business meeting, the demonstrator will be Luciana Heineman. These meetings are free and open to the public. About the Artist Luciana Heineman is …