"Memorabiliac: a Collection of Encaustics and Wearable Art by Jennifer Lou Flanagan"
On Display: Nov 27 - Jan 12
Reception: Friday Dec. 6th, 6-8pm
10% of all proceeds to Red Cross Opening Night
Welcome to the Silver Circle
Silver Circle has a bright contemporary gallery with themed exhibits and a retail shop with offerings from local artists and artisans. Our gallery provides inspiration for our classes and workshops that take place in our downstairs art studio, where students of all ages and skill levels can participate in the creative process.
*SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ARTISTS* Help your regional art center continue to service the local art community. All donations are now a 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION (Please make all checks payable to Windham Arts or donate below with PayPal)*
*NEED A SPACE FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP TO CREATE?* inquire about renting our art studio
*FOR LEASE: PRIVATE ART STUDIO OR SMALL BUSINESS LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN PUTNAM* Can be split into two separate studio spaces. Please inquire about details!
SILVER CIRCLE GALLERY PARTNERS WITH WINDHAM ARTS Silver Circle is a community partner and the Regional Art Center for Windham Arts, the regional service organization for the CT Office of the Arts. Read the press release here.
CURRENT EXHIBIT: "Memorabiliac: A Collection of Encaustic and Wearable Art by Jennifer Lou Flanagan" See a much-anticipated display of luscious encaustic paintings paired with an unusual collection of handmade jewelry by Pomfret artist Jennifer Lou Flanagan. On display November 27 -January 12. Join us Friday December 6th for the artist's reception, where 10% of all proceeds will go to benefit the Red Cross Philippine Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
UPCOMING EXHIBIT: "4TH Annual Figurative Exhibit" See a diverse showing of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from nine local and regional artists whose work is inspired by the human form. Bud Cook, Ashleigh Kay, Sky Power, Leila Namin, Jaqueline Lucier, Karen Reid, Jean-Paul Jacquet, Nora Ferragatta St. Jean, and Nick Swearer. On display January 16 - March 2, 2014. Join us Friday January 17th from 6-8pm for the artist's reception. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
INQUIRE ABOUT WORKS STILL AVAILABLE FROM PREVIOUS EXHIBITS:
•"Unzipped: A Selection of Recent Works by Erik Sandberg-Diment" On display October 4 - Nov 3, 2013. Read more here.
•"Selections from the CT Art List" On display October 4 - 27, 2013. Featuring Amy Almeida, Jessica McGarry Bartlet, Tiffany Johnson, Ashleigh Kay, and Lori Warner. For more info visit www.ctartlist.com. Read more here.
•"The Child Within" works by Sherrie Parenteau On display August 23 - September 29. Read the show's press release here.
•"Panels: Paintings and Works by Donald E. Munson" Read the show's press release here. View video by Wirtalla Visual below.
• "Did You Know?" children's book written by Deb Davis, illustrated by Jean-Paul Jacquet. Read the press release here.
•"No Rules: A Collaborative Show with Works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and Bud Cook" The show recently visited Middlesex Community College. View video documentary by Wirtalla VisualSee all works in the exhibit by clicking here
See a class but it's not fitting into your schedule? Inquire about PRIVATE LESSONS in tailored to your interest and availability.
UPCOMING EVENT: Audio Book Release of "Coven" by Tony Ruggiero Join Author Tony Ruggiero Saturday December 14th from 2:00 - 5:00pm in a release for the audio version of his novel set in Putnam. The event will include a book signing, Q&A, meet & greet, author discussion, and reading by narrator Lisa Cordray, with a raffle to win one of the audiobooks. Cover artwork by Christina Yoder will also be available. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
SILVER WEB JEWELRY TRUNK SHOWS Rachel Girshick has been a master metalsmith for over 40 years and creates timeless, elegant designs in gold, silver, and quality semiprecious and precious stones. She also specializes in custom designs and wedding ensembles, as well as professional repairs. Rachel will be here 3/10, 4/13 & 4/14, 6/01 & 6/02, 8/10 & 8/11, 10/12 & 10/13, 11/09 & 11/10, 12/17 & 12/18, and 12/22 & 12/23.
DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS Come and check out the popular event in Downtown Putnam promoting our local arts May through October -- Enjoy art openings, demos, live art, live music, shop sales, restaurant specials, and surprise “Art Attacks”! Check it out on Facebook to get the latest updates. Parents sign your kids up for Pizza & Picasso at Silver Circle while you enjoy the downtown festivities. View First Friday video by Wirtalla Visual below. Inquire with the gallery about using Wirtalla Visual to promote your business in a way that will get you noticed and looking professional!
See us Featured Online Read the article released on Connecticut Traveler Online here.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
•Emerging Artist Exhibitors for the Art Alley
•Participants or volunteers for First Fridays
•Interns/Volunteers for gallery
GALLERY SERVICES Did you know? In addition to selling fine art and gifts from local and regional artists, we offer the following services provided by our artists:
•Custom Jewelry design and fabrication
•Custom family/individual portraits (paintings or drawings or photography)
•Custom pet portraits
•Art Curating for your home
•Art Curating for your business
•Private Jewelry Parties with Savage Salvage jewelry designer Stephanie Moreau
•Private Art Classes
•Professional Private Event/Wedding Photography services
•Graphic Design Services
•Video Production Services
GIFT CARDS FOR ANYTIME GIFT GIVING Available in any denomination and good towards classes and workshops, retail merchandise, or fine art. Give the gift of creativity and support your local artists.
INQUIRE ABOUT ARTWORK ON WEBSITE OR FROM PREVIOUS EXHIBITS Whether it is a piece you see on the website or a piece you wish you had bought from a previous exhibit, we will be happy to assist you in acquiring the work of art you can't stop thinking about! Customers can purchase pieces over the phone or via e-invoice. Insured Shipping available to any US location. Custom portraits for pets or loved ones also available. Call the gallery at 860-928-2900 for more information and status of availability.
We offer a wide range of classes and workshops in a friendly environment that encourages everyone to find your inner artist! Discover the joys of creativity while building skills. Find out for yourself why art is so important and fun!
Silver Circle Gallery hosts exhibits with artist receptions regularly throughout the year. Accomplished local and regional artists in both collaborative and solo shows are featured. Please contact us for exhibiting information.
We have a wonderful selection of high quality, handmade goodies by LOCAL artisans in all price ranges: Unique jewelry, textiles, blown glass, fused glass, pottery, sculpture, wooden boxes, stained glass, and more. Skip the mall, find gifts here that are 100% original and made with love.