2011 Press Release – Orange, CT
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.
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
Exhibitors interested in participating Original work created by the exhibitor
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203-874-5672 - Director, Denise morris Curt