2011 Press Release – Orange, CT

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MEET THE ARTISTS AND ARTISANS  JUNE 25 & 26  PREMIERS ITS AWARD WINNING JURIED FINE ART AND HANDCRAFTS SHOW AT THE ORANGE CT. FAIRGROUNDS @ 525 ORANGE CENTER ROAD (RT 152)10-6   FREE ADMISSION & PARKING. Exhibitors are chosen for their unique, creative artistic expression, and accompany, discuss, and demonstrate their original work.

 

    Three sculptors feature metal & stone life sized animals, kinetic garden selections. Three author/illustrators present & sign their children’s books.  “The Worms Eye” introduces natural stone, mosaic and inlaid marble tables,  and unusual lamps. Ted Demers creates elegant furniture from CT. forests. Watercolors of lighthouses, ocean liners, sailing ships on nautical charts by Philip Chagnon. Nine fascinating photographers. Architectural aquarelles of New Haven-its landmarks, parks, villages by Mary Lou Horan.  Bruce Dumas -realistic acrylic portrayals on canvas of New England’s coastline, harbors, quiet refuges.  Local/ historic vintage maps by the Murphy’s of Orange. Shore birds emerge from blocks of wood while you watch Mike McCarthy carve on site.  Hand painted scarves, clothing for adults  & children Unusual and exotic woods are “turned” into kaleidoscopes, writing instruments, jewelry boxes, vases and vessels.  12 participating jewelers include hand forged-sterling silver with semi precious gems, lamp worked glass, wire weaving, miniature books,  dinner ware set segments, “art to wear” demo.   “Fire Witch” embeds peacock feathers and quivering jewels in fantasy stoneware, functional pottery and ceramics.  Mail boxes designed for you. Sumptuous floral arrangements tremble in warm breezes. Tim Payson plays keyboard classical jazz on location. The  Orange Historical Society  presents historic publications about Orange, the Orange Garden Club sells plants and gently used gardening books.

 

   The food pavilion hosts Constantinou-Grecian Delights, Thai Taste,  Maui Wowie-smoothies, Faddys-hot doughnuts-ice cream, lemonade, Huge baked potatoes with toppings, Breakfast sandwiches and coffee, Rita’s Italian Ice, Di Roma sauces & olive oils of Italy.  The Orange Boy Scout troop serves Grilled American Fare.

 

  The town of Orange welcomes its first nationally acclaimed Meet the Artists and Artisans Show, a legend in CT for the past 49 years. The Town Officials,  the Boy Scouts and local leaders are all in agreement that offering this type of Art & Handcraft celebration is beneficial for students, families, art lovers, craft aficionado’s, and visitors to acquaint them with the beauty and history of Orange, and to meet national award winning artists in one of the top Best 100 Fine Art show productions in the U.S.   To informally advance visual and literary creativity in this cultural and civic celebration.   HELD WHATEVER THE WEATHER!

 

VOLUNTEER HELPERS NEEDED  for greeting exhibitors directing to spaces,  parking, booth sitting, setting up.:  Denise morris Curt Director=203-874-5672  www.meettheartistsandartisans.com   info@meettheartistsandartisans.com Exhibitors interested in participating Original work created by the exhibitor only. (NO imports, buy sell, dealers, middle men)

 

Info: www.meettheartistsandartisans.com  (E) info@meettheartistsandartisans.com 
203-874-5672 - Director,
Denise morris Curt