Beginning on Wednesday evening, April 24, with an opening reception from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, the Wethersfield Public Schools Spring Art Show will remain on display from April 25 through May 21, 2019 in the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT) Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Opening Reception will feature works from the Open Bowl Project, an international project to fight hunger on the local level. Wethersfield art students have created ceramic bowls to be sold for a suggested minimum price of $10. 75% of the proceeds will go the Wethersfield Food Bank and the remaining 25% will be put toward future Empty Bowl Projects around Wethersfield.
Now that the 14th Annual Taste of Wethersfield is fading to a pleasant memory (and we are already looking forward to next year’s culinary delights), congratulations are in order for the winners of the Patron-only drawing held at the end of the evening’s festivities. Mr. Donald Wicke’s name was drawn from the hat first and he will receive a gift basket courtesy of ShopRite of Manchester and East Hartford. The second reach into the hat yielded the names of Michael and Carol Hurley, who have won a $50 gift certificate to Ginza. A hearty thank you to all our patrons, guests, participating restaurants and caterers, sponsors, and especially the Taste of Wethersfield committee for making the 14th Annual Taste of Wethersfield the delightful evening we all enjoyed and will remember for a long time to come.
While the 38th Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair isn’t until October 5, it’s not too early to start thinking about participating. The Wethersfield Historical Society is now taking applications from Crafters, Artists, and Artisans who are interested in having a booth at this year’s fair. Rules for participating are as follows:
- Artwork must be handmade, skillfully created, and produced by or under the direction of the artist.
- Artists may show work only in categories in which they were accepted.
- Artists may not exhibit or sell work that is not represented in submitted jury images.
- Artists may not exhibit or sell work by other artists.
- Imported items and mass-produced work is not allowed—no exceptions. This policy will be strictly enforced this year.
- All work must be for sale.
- Artists must personally attend their exhibits throughout the OW Arts & Crafts Fair.
- Artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards.
- The Wethersfield Historical Society reserves the right to remove any artist from the present or future fairs for breach of the written participation rules, the laws of the State of Connecticut, or for disruptive/abusive behavior.
This year’s application can be filled out on-line here . This is a juried event—awards will be given in various categories. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail OWAF@wethersfieldhistory.org.
The governing board of the Wethersfield Historical Society and executive director Amy Northrop Wittorff have an important announcement regarding the Captain James Francis House they would like to share with the community. To read this announcement, please click here.