Friday, October 24, 2008

Quattro Ceramic Group: November Show and Sale at Barney Library

The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington, is featuring the ceramic creations of the Quattro Ceramic Group in thier Hoppin Gallery from November 8 - 23.

10% of proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund.

The Quattro Ceramic Group is a collective of experienced local artists: Tom Zaccheo, a retired physician from Farmington, has studied at Wesleyan, The Farmington Arts Center and Central Connecticut State University and has participated in a number of exhibitions. Jenny Gonzalez from Bristol, was introduced to ceramics at Manchester Community College. She then went on to earn a degree in fine arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Art Education. Jeremey Fioravanti of Southington has studied ceramics and sculpture at CCSU and is currently working on a Master’s degree with a concentration in ceramics and sculpture. Pedro Centeno of New Britain, has also exhibited in a number of shows including the State House and the New and has a BA with a concentration in ceramics from CCSU. All have been intrigued and inspired by the ever changing experience and satisfaction of working with clay.

The Quattro Group show consists of a variety of works from wall hangings, sculptural and utilitarian pieces, to framed ceramic paintings of local scenes and non-representational designs, plus stoneware bird feeders in castle shapes. Ten percent of any sales of items from the exhibit will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund.

These multi-talented artists will host an opening celebration of their works with refreshments on Saturday, November 8 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Barney Library which is open to the public.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dors Weiner to Transform Farmington Library: Major Art Installation Titled “Whispers at the Library”

The month of November will be an exciting and colorful month for the Farmington Library! Artist Doris Weiner will transform the library’s community room during the month of November with her major site-specific art installation titled “Whispers at the Library.”

Doris Weiner is a pioneer in the field of modern art. She works with materials such as metal, fiberglass, wood, neon light, LED lighting, robotics, video, computer projectors, and recorded sound.

She has exhibited in corporations and major galleries in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Santa Monica and Montreal. Her work is featured in corporate and private collections nationwide, and in a variety of museums and shows, including the Danforth Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Whistler Art Museum, the Decordova Museum, ArtExpo New York, the Boston Design Center, the Design Center of Florida, and the National Arts Club.

What is in store for Library Patrons during the month of November? Patrons can expect to be awed and amazed by the scope of this exceptional installation. Library space will be transformed into an environment of immersive virtual reality and sensory experience involving living walls, computer generated puddles of color, reflections and refractions of neon light, experimental sound and video/audio recordings. This installation promises to be a powerful expression, raising questions about the future of art, technology and place, ultimately challenging the conventional relationship between the viewer and the piece of art.

A catered reception – with wine & cheese – will be held on Saturday November 1st from 12 -4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Doris Weiner will present an artist talk/discussion of the installation at 2:30 pm on November 1st. More information on artist Doris Weiner can be obtained at:

For more information on this program, contact Sara Shea, Marketing Coordinator or Hal Bright, Head of Adult/Information Services at: (860) 673-6791. Please R.S.V.P. to if you plan to attend the November 1st Reception.

Donald Moss Exhibit in Library Lobby

Donald Moss has extensive experience as a former art designer for Sports Illustrated Magazine