IT’S OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND!

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Shoreline ArtsTrail: 2015 Open Studios Weekend
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 10am-4pm

It’s handmade! It’s art! And it’s local! As a matter of fact, the Shoreline Arts Trail’s 14th annual Open Studios Weekend happens right in your backyard — at 31 studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, Connecticut. Held this weekend – Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 – the ArtsTrail is supported by 39 shoreline artists and 12 local business sponsors, as well as the Guilford Art Center and Zip06.

This juried event gathers some of the finest, award-winning artists on the shoreline whose work must reflect mastery of methods and materials, originality of concept, and be handmade by the artist in his/her studio.

What you’ll find…one-of-a-kind, quality-made items in a wide range of media including jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles.

What you’ll experience…a chance to talk one-on-one with artists and explore their studios as you weave your way around 50 miles of scenic shoreline.

What you’ll do…support local artists and the shoreline economy by supporting our arts community, purchasing great art made right here in Connecticut, and visiting our sponsors which include unique shops, renowned restaurants and picturesque inns.

This year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail welcomes three new member artists: painter and jeweler Laurie Flaherty (Guilford), and painters Linda McCarthy (Branford) and Suzanne Siegel (Guilford).

Returning to the ArtsTrail are artists Terry Bogan, Richard Carleton, Lisa Carlin, Christine Chiocchio, Alice Chittenden, Anne Coffey, Jayne Crowley, Margaret B. Dean, Laurie Douglas, Eileen Eder, Susan Gillie, Carol Grave, Anita K. Griffith, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, B. Joan Hickey, Sharon Hosley, Laura C. Lyons, Megan Mangum, Dayna Mankowski, Molly S. McDonald, Jackie McGuire, Jane Strauss Novick, Estelle Nussbaum, Robert Parrott, Steve Plaziak, Leslie Prodis, Pat Rist, Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, Marjorie Sopkin, Sandra Spahr, Catherine Steinberg, G. Scott Tabar, Martha Link Walsh, Sid Werthan, and Diane Wright.

Our 2015 Sponsors include DaSilva Gallery, Luckey Redo, Home Restaurant, Tommy Sullivan’s Café, Guilford Art Center, Greene Art Gallery, Mix Design Store, Flutterby, Friends & Company Restaurant, Wall Street Gallery, Madison Wool, Tidewater Inn, Words by Jen, and Zip06.

The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2002 by a small group of shoreline artists. Their intent was to create an annual open studios event to allow local residents and weekend visitors to interact with artists and experience the creative process first-hand. Three years later, grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and from the towns of Branford, Guilford and Madison, dramatically accelerated the project. The number of artists almost doubled, as did the types of media, which now includes jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles. With the invaluable support of the Guilford Art Center and participating Open Studio artists, the ArtsTrail received the 2007 Compass Award for Excellence in Partnership from the Greater New Haven Visitors’ Bureau. Now in its 14th year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail is a collaborative effort that includes hundreds of volunteer hours from member artists, an ongoing partnership with the Guilford Art Center, and the support of numerous community sponsors.

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com, and its Facebook page, for more information.

Laurie Douglas, Painter

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DOUGLAS STUDIO
Laurie Douglas
Painter
25 Whitfield St,2nd fl, Guilford
203 458-7880
lauriedouglas101@comcast.net

Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s #21 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.

Strong, Courageous Women Gathering for Gallery Events

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As part of the ongoing exhibit MYTH REDRAWN: Strong, Courageous Women, by Shoreline ArtsTrail member B. Joan Hickey, the Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery, at Mercy by the Sea will host three special events for local women: a Women’s Evening on October 15, a Teen Girls’ Night Out on October 29, and a Closing Reception on November 5.

Thursday, October 15
Women’s Evening at the Gallery
Cocktails & Gallery Viewing, 5:00 – 7:00PM

Thursday, October 29
Teen Girl’s Night Out
Refreshments & Gallery Viewing, 4:00 – 6:00PM

Thursday, November 5
Closing Reception
Reception and Gallery Viewing, 5:00 – 7:00PM. Includes Silent Auction results.

MYTH REDRAWN: Strong, Courageous Women is a thought-provoking collection of 25 mixed media collages narrating the challenges and successes of women through the ages. Focusing on five historical periods: Prehistory, Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern. Collectively, the collection elevates the contributions of women to the level of icons or prayer figures—celebrating the sacred in the daily lives of women and depicting their strength, courage, intuition, and collaboration.

The exhibit is on view through November 12 in the Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery, at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, Connecticut. All of the events are free and open to the public, and include refreshments and a chance to bid in a silent auction to benefit Mercy by the Sea.

The Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery at Mercy by the Sea is located at 167 Neck Road in Madison, Connecticut. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00AM – 4:30PM. For details, visit www.mercybythesea.org or call (203) 245-0401. For more about Joan Hickey, visit www.bjoanhickey.com. To contact Joan directly call (203) 458-1963 or hickeybjoan@earthlink.net.

Thank you Shoreline ArtsTrail 2015 Sponsors!

The Shoreline ArtsTrail is very grateful to its Sponsors. These local businesses support our efforts and the Open Studios Weekend event on November 21-22, 2015. We hope you’ll support them in return!

GAC

IN COLLABORATION WITH
Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street, Guilford
203 453-5947
guilfordartcenter.org

ZIP06

SPONSORED IN PART BY
Zip06
724 Boston Post Road, Suit202, Madison
203 245-1877
zip06.com

SPONSORS

DaSilva Gallery
2496 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203 533-5812
dasilvagalleryguilford.com

Flutterby
55 Whitfield Street, Guilford
203 458-1941
flutterby-ct.com

Friends & Company Restaurant
11 Boston Post Road, Madison
203 245-0462
friendsandcompanyrestaurant.com

Greene Art Gallery
29 Whitfield Street, Guilford
203 453-4162
greeneartgallery.com

Home Restaurant
1114 Main Street, Branford
203 483-5896
HomeRestaurantCT.com

Luckey Redo LLC
181 Main Street, Branford
203 623-6792
Luckeyredo.com 


Madison Wool
56A Wall Street, Madison
203 245-5921
madisonwool.com

Mix Design Store
29 Whitfield Street, Guilford
203 453-0202
mixdesignstore.com

Tidewater Inn
949 Boston Post Road, Madison
203 245-8457
thetidewater.com

Tommy Sullivan’s Cafe
240 North Main Street, Branford
203 488-8454
Tommy Sullivan’s on Facebook

Wall Street Gallery
91 Wall Street, Madison
203 245-2912
extremeframing.com

Words by Jen
203 483-5353
wordsbyjen.com

SAVE THE DATE: Open Studios Weekend!

SAT-Logo2015

Shoreline ArtsTrail: 2015 Open Studios Weekend
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22

It’s handmade! It’s art! And it’s local! As a matter of fact, the Shoreline Arts Trail’s 14th annual Open Studios Weekend happens right in your backyard — at 31 studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, Connecticut. Held Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, the ArtsTrail is supported by 39 shoreline artists and 12 local business sponsors, as well as the Guilford Art Center and Zip06.

What you’ll find…one-of-a-kind, quality-made items in a wide range of media including jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles.

What you’ll experience…a chance to talk one-on-one with artists and explore their studios as you weave your way around 50 miles of scenic shoreline.

What you’ll do…support local artists and the shoreline economy by supporting our arts community, purchasing great art made right here in Connecticut, and visiting our sponsors which include unique shops, renowned restaurants and picturesque inns.

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com, and its companion blog or Facebook page, for more information.

Brother & Sisters Concert Celebrates Strong, Courageous Women

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As part of the ongoing exhibit MYTH REDRAWN: Strong, Courageous Women, SAT member B. Joan Hickey and Mercy by the Sea are pleased to present a special concert by Brothers & Sisters, with Angela Clemmons, director of the popular “Shoreline Soul” Community Choral Gospel concerts. The concert will be held on Sunday, October 4 from 3:00 – 4:30PM at Mercy by the Sea, with a gallery viewing from 2:00-3:00PM.

Brothers & Sisters is a gospel group featuring Michael Brown, Angela Clemmons, Janice Dempsey and Wanda Houston, four life-long friends with solo music careers who came together to form this dynamic musical family. Between them they have performed with well-known musicians such as Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Daryl Hall, Freddie Jackson and Melba Moore. Their film and theatrical productions, Broadway and abroad, include Streetcar Named Desire, Menopause the Musical, Romance and Cigarettes, and The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream.

The concert is part of MYTH REDRAWN: Strong, Courageous Women, an exhibit by Guilford artist B. Joan Hickey. On view through November 12, the show includes a thought-provoking collection of 25 mixed media collages narrating the challenges and successes of women through the ages.

The Brothers & Sisters concert is free and open to the public, and includes an ongoing silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Mercy by the Sea.

Mercy by the Sea is located at 167 Neck Road in Madison, Connecticut. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00AM – 4:30PM. For details, visit http://www.mercybythesea.org or call (203) 245-0401. For more about Joan Hickey, visit http://www.bjoanhickey.com. To contact Joan directly call (203) 458-1963 or hickeybjoan@earthlink.net.

(Photo by Danny Pickering)