"The Art of Tea" Exhibition
March 30, 2012, Pomfret, CT . . . Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes invites you to "The Art of Tea," an exhibition of original artwork in all media celebrating the art of taking tea. The exhibition will run from June 9 - August 5, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 4 to 7 pm. Enjoy meeting the artists and complimentary tea, beverages, and treats. Inspired by Celebrations' recently opened tea room, this exhibition challenged artists to create a work appreciating the art, accouterments, history, ceremony or tradition of tea. Join us to see what they brewed up!
Artists will be working in the following media: pottery, oils, acrylics, pastels, photography, furniture, woodworking, collage, jewelry and stained glass. Participating local and regional artists include: Michelle Bartholic, Camilla Farlow, Barbara Groff, Susan Scott Kenney, Dolores Kosciusko, Donna O'Scolaigh Lange, Susan Rosenstone Larrow, Anna Mancini, Debra Metzger, Jean Murphy, David & Susan Pearson, Ann Rosebrooks, Katie Samuelson, Christine Tanson, Colleen Vanderventer, Carol Whelihan, Catherine Willey, and Lynn Wrona.
Plan to spend a few hours with Celebrations the day of the reception. Earlier that day Celebrations will participate in CT Open House Day on June 9th, from 11:30am to 3:30pm, rain or shine. This state sponsored event promotes art & culture throughout Connecticut. Before the official opening of "The Art of Tea Exhibition" at 4 pm, visitors can enjoy watching art demonstrations, such as painting en plein aire and jewelry making techniques. Artists providing demos will also have additional works for sale that day.
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Celebrations Gallery showcases & sells an eclectic collection of original artwork by over 40 local and regional artists, artisans and designers. The gallery is proud to support the local community through numerous, creative fundraising efforts throughout the year. Celebrations Gift Shoppes feature a wide selection of unique merchandise in all price ranges. Our festive gift wrapping is always complimentary. Celebrations Tea Room is open to all for Monthly Themed Afternoon Tea Events by reservation. Celebrations will also create a custom tea event for a group, to celebrate a special occasion or host an offsite business meeting. For more information, visit www.CelebrationsShoppes.com or find us on Facebook.