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ART-ANTIQUE SCHMOOZE and NEWS

C. Dianne Zweig

Farmington Valley Arts Center

C. Dianne Zweig is a resident Mixed Media artist at The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon CT http://artsfvac.org/ , Co-founder and Executive Editor of I Antique Online.comhttp://iantiqueonline.ning.com/ the largest social network on antiques and collectibles and the author of Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40ss, 50s

Enjoy the coloroful ride as Dianne takes you along to some of her favorite galleries, studios, events, shows, antique shops, markets, Schmooze about antiques, collectibles, retro, art, vintage, kitsch, lifestyle, trends and more.

37TH ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT OPENING AT FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTS CENTER

  • Visit and shop the Farmington Valley Arts Center Drezner Holiday Artisan Show and Gift Gallery.  Opening November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00pm.

    Visit and shop the Farmington Valley Arts Center Drezner Holiday Artisan Show and Gift Gallery. Opening November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00pm.

During the month of November there is a lot of excitement at The Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, CT as studio artists are getting ready for the 37th Annual Candlelight Opening (November 22, 2013 5:00-9:00pm). Avon is one of the prettiest towns in New England and lucky to have a fabulous non-profit Art Center which has been home to twenty studio artists and fabulous art and cultural events since the 1970s. 

I'm somewhat of a newbie at FVAC, with an Abstract Mixed Media art studio (9B) on the second level of this former Ensign Bickford factory. While there are many new professional artists who lease space each year at FVAC, there are also many seasoned full time working artists who have been making art at FVAC for decades.

The Farmington Valley Arts Center is tucked away, just off route 44 in the town's governing hub, in a park like setting which is a magical place to have an art studio. Wildlife artist Kathy Goff who has an incredible studio on the first level, is godmother to all the gorgeous birds (and wildlife) that also claim home to the grounds of FVAC.

Master printer Melisssa Meredith i(second level) will be unveiing her newly designed printmaking studio. After 36 years, she was ready to have a makeover! Melissa will be exhibiting outstanding works from her large collection of original monotype prints.   

You will also find studio artists  (and guest artists) who will be exhibiting ceramics, pottery, textile art, paintings, illustration art, photography, jewelry, sculpture, weaving and more.Also new this year is a completely re-designed Drezner Hoiday Gift Gallery. Be sure to visit the Tea Room .  

I encourage you to shop for the hoiday's at FVAC and remember Chanukah is on Thanksgiving! 

From The FVBAC Website:

Visit twenty artists in their inspiring and inviting studios, shop for beautifully crafted gifts in three galleries and enjoy a Tea room, with live entertainment, as the Farmington Valley Arts Center hosts its 37th annual Candlelight,opening on Friday, November 22, 2013.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

Friday, November 22 5 pm to 9 pm
– Candlelight Opening

 

Saturday, November 23 & 30 10 am – 4 pm
– Holiday shopping – Tea room open w/ entertainment 12 pm – 2pm

 

Friday, December 6 6 pm to 9 pm
– Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

Chocol’Art – sample chocolaty treats in studios!

 

Saturday, December 7, 14 & 21 10 am – 4 pm 
– Holiday shopping – Tea room open w/ entertainment 12 pm – 2 

Free admission for all events! 

Workshops - Make a Holiday Gift! — 10 am-12 noon 1 pm – 3 pm

November 23: Painting on glass — Hostess plates Glass ornaments

November 30: Felting — Festive Felting (wet) — Felt your pet (needle)

December 7: Jewelry — Weave bracelets Crystal & wire earrings

December 14: Bling for furry friends — Glamour collars

December 21: Polymer Ornaments — Solstice Stars

*Afternoon youth sessions will also be available on select dates – Call or check online for pricing and more details!

 

Additional Gallery Hours – Wed. – Fri. Noon – 4 pm

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