"A LA FAMILLE"
Works by Jean-Paul Jacquet
for sale by silent auction
On Display: May 8 - June 30
Reception: Friday May 17, 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: Friday June 7, 6-8pm
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.
*NEW EXHIBIT CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY: A LA FAMILLE: WORKS BY JP JACQUET*
*SUMMER SCHEDULES FOR ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS NOW AVAILABLE*
*SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS!* All donations are now a 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION (Please make all checks out to Windham Arts)*
*NEED A SPACE FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP TO CREATE? INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING OUR ART STUDIO*
SILVER CIRCLE GALLERY PARTNERS WITH WINDHAM ARTS Silver Circle is excited to announce that it will now be serving as the Regional Art Center for Windham Arts, the regional service organization for the CT Office of the Arts. Read the press release here.
Silver Circle to Host "Create A Business Plan Workshop" for Creatives Windham Arts, in partnership with AIGA CT, will bring a 4 part speaking series for business planning for creatives to the Northeast Corner of CT. The first class is "How to Write a Business Plan" and will take place *TUESDAY JUNE 11, 6-8pm* at Silver Circle. Featured speakers will include Susan Brier, Creative Director/Partner of The Write Design Company. Topics will include: • Types of business plans • Their components, and how to flesh them out • Handling updates • Supporting documentation • Business plan mistakes • Creating a start-up checklist. Cost is $20 and space is limited so sign up now. This speaker series is free to Windham Arts members. Click here to register
CURRENT EXHIBIT: "A La Famille" works by Jean-Paul Jacquet “This show is inspired by moments shared with those I feel closest to: my wife, children, and our good friends and family. Starting my own family five years ago seemed to take a toll on my work, however every precious moment in its creation produced a wealth of inspiration. Between sleepless nights, long days, and the self-editing of fatherhood, new phrases, images, and adventures with “la famille” proved to provide a wealth of subject matter”. Opening Reception Friday May 17th, 6-8pm, Gallery Talk First Friday June 7th 6-8pm.
WORKS STILL AVAILABLE: Panels: Paintings and Works by Donald E. Munson Did you miss the exhibit? Let us know if you are interested in any of the exhibited works or pieces from the entire collection. Read the show's press release here.
BOOKS & PRINTS STILL AVAILABLE FROM *POP-UP* EXHIBIT: "Did You Know?" children's book Miss the book release? It's not too late to get copies of "Did You Know?" – written by Deb Davis, illustrated by Jean-Paul Jacquet. Hardcover or softcover books as well as framed and unframed prints available. "Did You Know?" is for families and children of all ages. Born of a chance encounter between a writer, an artist, and an iPad, this lovely book incorporates language and digital paintings that are smart and beautiful and meant to suggest the musical interplay of sound and sight. And meaning! Read the press release here.
“Tension and balance between abstraction and realism exists in my art. The works are allegorical, whether landscape, architectural, letter form, symbolic or graphically driven. Art for me is a personal insight of seeing. A joy of expression. Poetic.”
- Donald E. Munson
Filming, Editing, and Music by Wirtalla Visual
NOW ENROLLING SUMMER ART CLASSES! classes for kids of all ages, painting, drawing, classes for adults and workshops in pastels, mosaics, photography, jewelry, and Zentangle, as well as Birthday Parties, Wine Downs, and Pizza and Picasso Nights! Download the Teen/Adult Flyer here and our Kid's Flyer here.
Silver Circle has expanded! We could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to grow our community art center by taking over the space next door to the gallery, which will house our new classroom/studio space as well as Artique Paint Bar and Rachel Lemoine Jewelry Studio. Join us for classes in the new space. Thank you to all of our Kickstarter Backers who helped make this project a reality!
See a class but it's not fitting into your schedule? Inquire about PRIVATE LESSONS in tailored to your interest and availability.
"No Rules" to be Featured at Middlesex Community College this Spring"No Rules: A Collaborative Show with Works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and Bud Cook" featured edgy paintings worked on separately by each artist to produce a finished piece. See the show with some new pieces at Middlesex Community College April 10- May 10, 2013. Join us at the opening reception April 10th 5-7pm at Middlesex Community College Pegasus Gallery. View video documentary by Wirtalla Visual
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!
Works Still Available Miss the show? Inquire about works by George Chaplin that are still available. Read the exhibit press release here.
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
•Custom pet portraits
•Art Curating for your home
•Art Curating for your business
•Team Building Workshops with Artique Paint Bar
•Private Art Classes
•Private Painting Parties with Artique Paint Bar
•Professional Private Event/Wedding Photography services
•Graphic Design Services
•Video Production Services
Silver Web Jewelry Trunk Show Dates 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.
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 purchasing artwork seen on the website or in a previous gallery show. 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 catered receptions On the First Friday of every month. 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.