Artist’s Reception for SAT Member Steve Plaziak

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Join Shoreline ArtsTrail member Steve Plaziak for an Artist’s Reception on Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 p.m. at Friends and Company in Madison. Steve’s work includes contemporary Connecticut shoreline landscapes and original New England watercolor paintings, charcoal drawings, pen and ink, oils, and pastels — many of which can be seen at Friends until the end of April. Friends and Company, a Shoreline ArtsTrail sponsor, is located at 11 Boston Post Road, Madison.


Call to Artists: Shoreline ArtsTrail 2015

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The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 14th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 21 and 22, 2015. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists with media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply to this event. Member artists are asked to demonstrate, answer questions and open their studios for the entire weekend to the public. During the Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs are placed to point visitors in the right direction. The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer.

Benefits: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website (www.shorelineartstrail.com), a feature article on our blog, state-wide publicity via print and online media, brochure/maps for personal use, and year-round marketing, networking and social media opportunities.

APPLY ONLINE NOW!
Application fee: $10. Deadline for application: March 13, 2015. Dues: $275 and all members must join the Guilford Art Center for $35.

Click here to apply now!

SAT Member Opens Stony Creek Shop

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Summer in January? New shop focuses on the best Stony Creek has to offer
By Lisa Reisman
, ShoreLine Times, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Enter the recently opened Seaside Home and Gifts next door to Stony Creek Market. Meet co-owners Christine Chiocchio (pronounced key-O-kyo) and Christina Herrick. Peruse the artfully staged, eclectic assortment of tasteful items. There’s pretty much something for everyone.

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Shoreline ArtsTrail Member Laura Lyons in “A Show of Hands: The FIber Arts”

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Work by Shoreline ArtsTrail member Laura Lyons will be featured in the Spectrum Gallery show “A Show of Hands: The Fiber Arts,” which runs January 23 – March 15, with an opening reception on Friday, January 23 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Laura’s work will include three tapestry weavings with needle-felted elements, with a variety of needle-felted animals and small environments for sale in the gallery store.

The Spectrum Gallery is located at 61 Main Street, Centerbook, CT. For more information, please call (860) 767-0742 or visit www.spectrumartgallery.org.

The Nature of Mindfulness, A Book Reading @ Madison Wool

eventpic115Shoreline ArtsTrail member Dayna Mankowski welcomes Branford writer Jen Payne to Madison Wool for a cozy afternoon of knitting, spinning and books on Sunday, January 11 from 4-6pm. Jen will be reading from her new book LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, and invites guests to join in a conversation about how we find balance today’s frenetic world.

LOOK UP! includes 75 of Jen’s essays and poems, as well as 100 original, color photos of the woods and shoreline of Connecticut. Books will be available for purchase the day of the event. Refreshments will be served.

Madison Wool, a fiber lover’s paradise, is located at 56A Wall Street in Madison. To register, call: (203) 245-5921.

(Photo by Shoreline ArtsTrail member Christine Chiocchio.)

Cheer with Eggnog and Find Last Minute Treasures!

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Celebrate HOLIDAYS 2014 at the final Luckey + Merrill Studio creative Open House event from 12-4 p.m. at 181 Main Street (back entrance) in Branford. On December 20 we invite you to cheer with eggnog and find last minute treasures!

Luckey + Merrill Studio is a collaboration between artists Owen Sea Luckey and Kristin Merrill, who are joined this year by painter Hannah Baldwin and writer Jen Payne.

All HOLIDAY 2014 events are free and open to the public. For more information about the artists or the event dates, please call 203.623.6792/203.589.6995, or visit luckeyandmerrillstudio.com.

Creative HOLIDAYS at the Luckey + Merrill Studio

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Who says shopping and chocolate don’t go together? Celebrate HOLIDAYS 2014 at the Luckey + Merrill Studio on Saturdays through December for a series of creative Open House events, 12-4 p.m. at 181 Main Street (back entrance) in Branford. On December 13, enjoy chocolate treats while you select the perfect holiday gifts!

Luckey + Merrill Studio is a collaboration between artists Owen Sea Luckey and Kristin Merrill, who are joined this year by painter Hannah Baldwin and writer Jen Payne. The HOLIDAYS 2014 events are free and open to the public. For more information about the artists or the event dates, please call 203.623.6792/203.589.6995, or visit luckeyandmerrillstudio.com.