Library Gallery Features
The Suffield Arts
Council announces yet another great display of fine art in the Pinney Gallery of the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield, during the month of April. Featured artist will be Barbara Cohen, an artist who is highly respected as a major talent, especially in
the medium of pastels, which will be featured in the
Barbara, an Agawam
resident, was born and educated in Springfield, MA. She is a graduate of the Vesper George School of Art, and Boston University. While at BU she studied with the renowned Robert Douglas Hunter.
She was employed
as a Staff Artist for New England Tel & Tel, later returning to Springfield to marry and raise a family. Barbara changed
her focus from commercial work to fine arts. She furthered her studies with Charles Hayward, in figure and portrait painting
in oils, Jack Flynn in watercolor, and Don Wilhelm in pastels. She later studied with noted artists Daniel Greene, Paul Leveille,
and Frank Frederico.
Her work has appeared
in several galleries and won recognition in many juried shows, including the Mount St. Vincent Gallery, George Walter Vincent
Smith Museum, Holyoke Community College, Wistariahurst Museum, Springfield College, Westfest, American International College,
Barnstable Art Association, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod, Connecticut Pastel Society, Springfield Arts Festival, Kent Art Association,
And Gallery 53. Her pastel entry in the recent Friends of the Chicopee Library Show received the “Best In Show”
Prized by collectors,
her work may be found in California, Florida, Pennsylania, New Mexico and New England, including Western New England College.
She has served on the Boards of many art organizations, and for many years was a professional framer and art consultant for
individuals and corporations.
An active member
of the Agawam Community Artists, Academic Artists Association, and the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, she now concentrates
on teaching, mostly in pastels, with portraits her favorite subject. She offers lessons in her private studio, The Creative
Arts Center in Holyoke, Jewish Community Center in Springfield, and at Reed’s Landing.
“Meet The Artist” Reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, April 11th, from 6 – 8 PM.
The public is invited.
This exhibit is
made possible thanks to the efforts of Barbara Cohen, the Suffield Arts Council, and the Kent Library staff. It opens at noon
on April 2nd, and closes at 8:30 April 29th
Veterans Tribute Concert
The Suffield Arts Council held its
10th annual Veterans
A great show!!
Thank you to the sponsors:
First National Bank of Suffield
Rotary Club of Suffield
Look for our next Suffield Arts Council Scholarship Applications
in May 2013
Applicants must be Suffield residents, aged 17 or older, who wish to further pursue their study in one of the
art forms such as, but not limited to, music, drama, dance, photography, visual arts or creative writing.
Applicants will be reviewed based on their completed scholarship application, a 10 minute presentation of their artistic
craft to a panel of judges on June 26th, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation. All completed application packages
must be received by Wednesday, June 6th. Applications and additional information are available at the Kent Memorial Library,
Suffield High School, and online at suffieldarts.tripod.com(no www).
All completed applications are to be sent to: Suffield Arts Council, P.O. Box 415, Suffield, CT, 06078. Incomplete
applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered. For more information call Lynda Montefusco at 860-888-9558
click here to download 2012 application
For additional informtion and hints choose Arts Scholarships from the menu bar at the top of this page
Enriching our community though
and sponsorship of the ARTS.
From left to right the Shear Brilliance models show off their finished looks for the styling
Fleuer de la Vie, Model Lisa Forester, hair styled by Katie Topor; The Lily House, model Katelyn Moores, hair styled
by Sarah Sobinski; First National Bank of Suffield, model Katie Romano; Hair Styled by Jennifer Kean; Chestnut Oak Realtors,
model Brittney Moores, hair styled by Cheri De Maria
Shear Brilliance a Success
On Sunday, September 26th Hair Unlimited hosted “Shear Brilliance”
a fund raiser in support of the 32nd annual Arts Scholarship Program of the Suffield Arts Council. It was an evening of fun and excitement at the Skyline Restaurant in Windsor Locks. Talented hair stylists demonstrated their creative skills in a friendly competition as enthusiastic supporters
watched in amazement. A check for $2,300 was presented to the Suffield Arts Council for scholarships that will be awarded in June
of 2011. Special thanks to the Gold Sponsors of this event:
Chestnut Oak Realty
First National Bank
Fleur de la
The Lily House B&B
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