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.
The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston introduces a new exhibit, COMFORT FOOD, at the Crescent Gallery on 158 Main Street Thomaston that opens Thursday November 16, 10am-1pm. With the holidays approaching, the Ten-2-One Artists had fun with their renditions of a favorite food. This show is colorful and whimsical. There are ‘sweet’ paintings including a three-layer decadent birthday cake, a box of chocolates and a luscious ice cream cone delicately done in watercolor. Other artists shared a family tradition which often revolves around the dinner table. There’s a 3-D version of a platter of pasta, a vibrant version of a clam bake and of ‘course’ a burger with all the fixings. One acrylic painting playfully tells a story of a sea gull looking for a free lunch. Artists ‘palates’ also took them to the farm market with traditional still life’s of pumpkins and gourds, a basket of apples and a braid of garlic. The Ten-2-One Artists have put together a ‘smorgasbord’ of styles, mediums and creativity.
The Crescent Gallery is open every Thursday from 10am-1pm. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee, meet the artists and watch them work. COMFORT FOOD ends Thursday, January 25, 2024
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.
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.
Photo of the Ten-2-One Artists
Left to right – front row (seated): Ann Walsh, Sharon H. Martin, Deborah Apostolico, Carol Kunschaft, Robert W. McEvoy
Middle row: Suzanne Serreti, Susan Coppola, Gisele Pereira, Deborah Apostolico, Pat Piscopo, Patty MacIver
Back row: David W. Jean, Bill Lutkus, Bob Brophy, Holly Zemak
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