Opening Art Reception
Elizabeth Wolff ~ Penciled Tails
Thursday, November 3 ~ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
@ Oliver Wolcott Library
On Exhibit: November 3 - December 30, 2016
Elizabeth Wolff will have her artwork on display and for sale in the Oliver Wolcot Library's Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery from November 3- December 30. Opening reception is on Thursday, November 3, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
All are welcome, no registration required.
In addition to the opening reception, a second special reception for children will be held on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Attending the children’s program is free, but registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or clicking here.
Elizabeth Wolff’s family is steeped in the arts. Her father, Guy, is a world-class potter; her mother, Erica, is a “Jack of all trades” - from knitter to viol musician; her grandfather, Robert Jay Wolff, was an abstract expressionist from the Bauhaus period; her other grandparent, Donald Warnock, made early period musical instruments (lutes, guitars, and viols); and her grandmother, Serenella Privitera Warnock, was a concert pianist and a gifted Waldorf teacher.
When she was young, Elizabeth had the great fortune of being read to a lot and she endlessly poured through picture books. Her love of stories and curiosity in art gave her the idea of becoming an illustrator of children’s books. She is mostly self taught, except for local classes from a few, dear teachers and plenty of encouragement from her parents, relatives, and friends.
Recently, Elizabeth has taken two short courses in children’s book illustration and book binding at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has shown her work in many art shows and has sold pieces to the Yale Center for British Art and The Florence Griswold Museum. She has been invited to contribute a drawing to the New Britain Museum of American Art’s archive of their Connecticut children’s book illustrators. ~ www.owlibrary.org
Songbirds in Watercolor
with Wildlife Artist and Naturalist Kathy Goff
Saturday, November 5 ~ 1:30-4:30 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
The Conservation center is so terribly excited to have Kathy teach her first watercolor workshop! She will choose several taxidermy specimens from our collection and by learning some simple steps, set you off on your way to creating a lovely painting of a song bird just in time for holiday giving!
All materials included.
For ages 12 and up.
Class size is limited to 12 lucky individuals.
1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $50.00, Non-members: $60.00
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
You can register for this program online.
About the Artist: Kathy Goff's unique approach to animal art is rooted in her New England birthplace. Living on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, she raised a series of orphaned and injured creatures that served as subjects for her art. At the University of Hartford Art School, Goff majored in sculpture, incorporating animals into her figurative work. In 1970 she opened her studio in Colorado and traveled extensively, studying and painting wildlife in California and the Southwest, Europe, the Eastern Coastal regions and national exhibits and at galleries in New England and the Southwest. You will find Goff's artwork on greeting cards, for the National Wildlife Federation, Marian Heath, Leanin' Tree Cards and the American Humane Society. Her work has also been used extensively for fundraising by the National Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited and other organizations. Recently, Kathy has been commissioned to paint some very special pet portraits that become cherished family heirlooms. Kathy's paintings can be seen at her studio/gallery and in Seasons magazine, in which she is a featured artist and author in each edition.
NW CT ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES
2016 CULTUREMAX HONOREES
Awards Celebration on November 15 at The Warner Theatre
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has announced five awardees to be honored at the 3rd Annual CultureMAX Awards Event on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 - 8 pm at The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT. The annual event was established to celebrate the inspiring works and contributions that various people, organizations and businesses have made, and to educate the region's community about the positive forces that impact their cultural environment.
The 2016 recipients to be recognized through this regional recognition event are: Danielle Mailer of Goshen in the Artist category - a painter and installation artist who recently completed the Fish Tales public art project in Torrington; Ed Kirby of Sharon in the Heritage Professional category - an historian, author, educator, and history advocate; Diane Dubreuil of New Milford in the Volunteer category - a champion of arts and heritage and an accomplished painter; the After School Arts Program - ASAP based in Washington in the Cultural Organization category - an arts education organization that collaborates throughout the region; and Litchfield Distillery/Crystal Rock Water in the Culture-Loving Business category - a business that has generously supported numerous cultural organizations. There will also be a surprise 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award announced at the November 15th festivities.
The annual CultureMAX awards were established in 2014 by the Arts Council to recognize artists (inclusive of all disciplines), heritage professionals, cultural organizations, volunteers and businesses that have elevated the stature of arts and/or heritage within the region of northwest Connecticut. Click here for more details.
Tickets for the CultureMAX Awards event are $25 for Council members and $30 for regular priced tickets. Group tickets are available at the member rate. Tickets can be purchased at CultureMAX16.eventbrite.com or by calling the Arts Council at (860) 618-0075. For more information about the CultureMAX awards event go to www.culturemax.org and for information about the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council's services visit www.artsnwct.org or call (860) 618-0075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Litchfield Middle School Players will present, Rogers and Hammerstein’s, “Getting to know… The Sound of Music” on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m. in the Litchfield Intermediate School Auditorium. This middle school version is a sweet adaptation of a favorite story, with beautiful music, costumes, set design and children’s voices! Tickets are $8.00 and are available at the door. For more information please contact Tammy Knox at LHS (860) 567-7530.
Getting Real About Art
Friday, Nov. 18 - 5 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 19 - 3 p.m.
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Come live in a community of artists...
In this program for artists learn how to:
1) create flow and reduce creative resistance,
2) present art work in effective and compelling ways, and
3) navigate the "world of commerce."
Be supported and inspired by the exhange of creativity!
Time for portfolio review will also be provided.
Facilitator is a full time artist and former gallery owner.
A copy of his book:
Studio To Wall: The Commerce of Art
will be available.
Registration closes Thursday, Nov. 17 at Noon
Non-refundable deposit: $50
For further information call (860) 567-3163
“Inviting The Great Dance:
Paintings On the Path of Letting Go”
Artist Reception ~ Elisabeth Moss