The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston

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Since its inception in 1996, the vision of the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston has been to create an organization dedicated to promoting the varied expressions of creativity in the realm of fine arts. One focus of this vision is to expose adults and children alike to the many diverse forms of art that exist in and around Thomaston, CT such as theater, music, dance, writing, painting, photography and many more.

It is recognized that the arts serve to assist a person in experiencing a greater satisfaction with life, either as a member of an audience or as a participant. The audience can listen to or observe and absorb what the artist has presented, while the participant can express his or her inner soul through the music, camera eye, dance, or canvas. No matter how one experiences the arts, experiencing them is paramount to one’s enjoyment of life, for life, in itself, is art.

Sunflowers 4 x 8

SIDE BY SIDE – Fundraiser for Ukraine @ Terryville Fair – August 26 thru 28

The Ten-2-One Artists will be sending their 4’x 8’ Sunflower painting on a road trip. On August 26-28 this stunning tribute for Ukraine will hang proudly in the Home and Garden Building at the Terryville Fair. The Terryville Lion’s Club has graciously offered to exhibit this artwork and to collect money for Ukraine. Donations will be sent to the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America, in conjunction with the Kushnir Project. UMANA and its chapters are collecting, purchasing and shipping medical supplies to Ukrainian hospitals and clinics.

The Ten-2-One Artists and some passer-byes have painted these sunflowers.
In fact, artists across the world have been painting sunflowers to show solidarity for Ukraine. According to a 1993 Encyclopedia of Ukraine, in the context of war, sunflowers signify that Russia will not crush Ukraine’s spirit. This public art piece was created to journey forward to bring awareness. A special thanks to Sandra Murphy-Bishop, Home and Garden Building Manager, and Lions Club member for putting this all together.

The Artists of Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston hope that a business, organization, or person would be interested and willing to publicly display this tribute and coordinate donations to help the people of Ukraine.

For more information, visit the Crescent Gallery any Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm and meet the artists.
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The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston presents the Ten-2-One Artists new show, Out of the Blue
Join us on Thursdays, starting on August 4,10am-1pm at the Crescent Gallery, 158 Main Street Thomaston
Enjoy a cup of coffee and light refreshments as you browse the gallery walls and meet the artists.

This show includes over fifty pieces of artwork from 17 local artists. You will find paintings of vast ocean views and majestic skies. See tones of blue in nature and in everyday life. The use of blue will also be found in unexpected ways. This collection includes an array of mediums, oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, colored pencil and mixed medium. This show’s final day is Thursday is October 13

Crescent D Jean

Pictured is a painting by Ten-2-One artist David Jean

Photo of the Ten-2-One Artists
Ten-2-One Artists at the Crescent Gallery

Left to right – front row (seated): Pat Piscopo, Fredricka Schwanka, Carmina Ayazides, Ann Walsh, Claudia Pettinicchi

Middle row: Don Clark, Robert McEvoy, Cassandra Guidess, Deborah Apostolico, Ash Royer, Carol Kunschaft, Susan Coppola, Judi Kontout, Patty MacIver

Back row: Cindy Blanchard, David Jean, Molly Barnes, Bill Lutkus, Nancy Fischer, Bob Brophy, David Verdosci

Our Facebook links are:
Ten-2-One Artists

Crescent Gallery

Thomaston Camera Club


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The latest work from local artists and members of FACT.

  • Tranquility
    Sharon H. Martin

  • Moonlight Fantasy
    Deborah Apostolico

  • Majestic Eagle
    Ron Blanchard

  • P-Town Memories
    Judi Kontout