Give yourself a break from the holiday rush, relax and create with us on Friday afternoons at the Cheshire Public Library!
Fridays afternoons in December from 1 to 3 pm
December 1, 8, 15, 22
Location: in the "Loft"
We welcome all artists, any level of expertise, any medium, to join us. This is a casual, free, drop-in program (no reservation needed); art league membership not required (open to the public). Just bring your own art supplies and enjoy the camaraderie!
Head's up: There is a time change for January. Open Studio Time will be held from 12 to 2 pm in January.
The Cheshire Art League is pleased to sponsor and coordinate this program with the Cheshire Public Library. Please note:
The program is intended for teens and adults.
The “Loft” is accessible by elevator.
Oil painters: Please do not bring turpentine.
No formal instruction is provided, rather an encouraging, collaborative environment.
*You can confirm dates and times by checking the Library website “Events” calendar (cheshirelibrary.libcal.com/) or calling the Library at 203-272-2245.
CAL 2023 Fall "Art in the Garden" 14th Annual Show & Sale
@ the Cheshire Nursery Garden Center & Florist Saturday, October 14th - Saturday, October 22nd 1317 South Main Street, Route 10, Cheshire, CT 06410 Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 6:30 pm Cheshire Public Library, Mary Baldwin Room, 104 Main St, Cheshire
Demonstration Description: Oct 4, I will be doing a critique for artists of the Cheshire Art League. Please bring a piece of artwork to the meeting and I will be happy to analyze it and talk about its most positive attributes. I always look at the positive that artists have in their pieces. If I can make a suggestion for a possible enhancement I will do that. But be assured, I always look at the positivity of all pieces. So, never feel that you will be criticized in any way with any critique I do on art pieces. I also ask people to respond to the pieces and get the entire group engaged in the piece. It will be a fun and enjoyable event. Thank you for the privilege of reviewing your work.
Artist Statement: My interest in art started long before I graduated from Silvermine College of Art in 1966. I also studied Graphic Design at University of Bridgeport (BFA) and spent the greater part of my adult life working for advertising agencies and graphic design studios as an illustrator and graphic designer which I still do along with my painting. I had my own advertising agency which was long before the computer and the profession required drawing and illustration skills along with speed and efficiency. These skills led me along my travels with painting, and now, I can concentrate on subjects of my personal interest.
Meeting & Featured Artist
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 6:30 pm Cheshire Public Library, Mary Baldwin Room, 104 Main St, Cheshire
Demo Description: I will be live painting and celebrating Puerto Rico's Indigenous Roots through the exploration of colors, symbols, and elements that embody the Taina Goddess “Atabey”. She is the symbol of fertility and nurture in the indigenous mythology of the island. This demonstration aims to foster a sense of pride and connection to Puerto Rico's indigenous heritage. By showcasing Atabey and the Taino culture through art, we aim to honor and preserve the rich tapestry of traditions that have shaped the island's history.
Artist Bio: Majesty Reyes is a talented Latina artist and graphic designer based in Hartford, CT. Drawing from her upbringing in a Puerto Rican household, Majesty embraces the values of fierce independence and the significance of claiming space. As the owner of "The Curious Creative," her art studio serves as a haven where she freelances as a painter and conducts engaging paint workshops. Majesty's creative vision and ambition are deeply rooted in her life observations and her experiences as a queer Latina woman. Through her studio, she provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to embark on their artistic journeys, particularly for those who have not previously granted themselves the opportunity to explore their creativity. Her goal is to empower community members through shared creative experiences, fostering personal growth and self-expression.