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.

Welcome 2022 to a new slate of officers to the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston:

CAROL PYTEL – President
IAN JONES – Vice President
ROB ROSS – Secretary
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

The Thomaston Summer Concert Series 2022 officially kicked off its season on June 20th.

On Monday, August 15, 2022 in Seth Thomas Park at 7:00 p.m. we will feature for the first time to our stage, GRAYSON TY

Western Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Grayson Ty has mastered the art of vulnerability. Entirely unpretentious, his stage presence is easy, genuine, and unguarded. In an era of so much disconnection and artifice, Grayson brings audiences together with his honest, heartfelt lyrics, and soulful, soothing voice.

Following a sold-out release show for his debut EP Believe, Grayson has shared the stage with American Idol winner Nick Fradiani, Heather Maloney (Signature Sounds), and Crystal Bowersox (American Idol runner-up) among others. Believe earned regional and international acclaim as Grayson toured extensively.

Grayson’s impeccable songwriting brings out the best of his full range, from R&B crooning and folk-inspired storytelling to masterful pop riffs and earnest lyrics. He believes deeply in the connective power of music, working as a music therapist by day, and collaborating as co-writer with other songwriters.

Grayson most recent singles, “Fall Again”, has rapidly gained over 24,000 streams on Spotify, and was highly-reviewed by journals across the United States and Europe. His music can be found an all platforms, as well as at
Grayson ty

In case of rain, this show will be held at the Thomaston Opera House.

Watch our facebook page for last minute updates.

Summer Concerts are held every Monday evening for nine weeks. In case of inclement weather, the rain location is the historic Thomaston Opera House (unless otherwise stated).

All concert events are FREE and open to the public thanks to our corporate sponsor, Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation.

We are also ever grateful with support for these events from local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. Without you, we could not make these concerts happen!

See the MUSIC page for the complete lineup of the 2022 season.

Watch our Facebook Page for last minute updates to the schedule and location.

The Crescent Gallery, 158 Main Street Thomaston will be open Saturday, August 13, from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

For about a century, this location was a firehouse. In fact the history behind the Crescent Gallery’s name roots back to the Crescent Hose Company No. 2. The number 2 is chiseled in granite over the door.

For the past ten years, the Fine Arts Connection Artists have filled the walls with artwork. Take a self-guided tour of this notable gem. Come and enjoy the history, the architecture and the artworks of the Ten-2-One Artists.

This event is in conjunction with the Thomaston Opera House Theater tours 10 am – 3 pm. A special stage presentation at 2 pm will focus on the Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney legacy.

Crescent Gallery Photo


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