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Suffield Gallery Features Artwork of

Fran Milliken


The Suffield Arts Council will present a display of work by West Suffield artist Fran Milliken during the month of March, in a show entitled “Influences”.  Milliken, Chairman of the Board of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, having served as that group’s President for 10 years, is also a Vice President of the Suffield Arts Council. In that capacity he has been responsible for scheduling art shows in the Pinney Gallery at the Kent Memorial Library in  Suffield, for more than 10 years. This is his first “one man show”, though his work has been on display in area art shows for many years.


Milliken’s work is often photo-realistic, as he often prefers using pen and  ink with watercolor to accentuate his paintings. Viewers will find landscapes, seascapes, architectural  scenes, and other images that caught the eye of the artist. He has studied with many advanced artists, through art demonstrations, workshops, classroom and individual instruction. He currently enjoys working with Art Scholz of Tolland, a well-respected, award-winning member of the art community.


A “late bloomer”, Milliken was inspired to attempt watercolors after viewing an exhibit of work by famous Connecticut artist Eric Sloane.  He has been recognized with awards in several area shows, including First Place . Active in TVAA, with the Suffield Arts Council as Gallery Co-ordinator, he is also Secretary of the Veterans Art League.


A “Meet The Artist” reception, open to the public, will be held on Thursday evening, March 6th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, in the gallery.


The exhibit opens March 4th and continues through March 28th. It is made possible through the combined efforts of the artist, the Suffield Arts Council, and the Kent Memorial Library staff.




Interested in displaying work in the gallery?

Art shows in the Pinney Gallery are made possible through the efforts of the Suffield Arts Council, the Artists, and the Kent Library staff. Those interested in displaying work in the gallery are asked to contact Fran Milliken at 860-668-7282.


Veterans Tribute Concert

The Suffield Arts Council held its
10th annual Veterans concert 

A great show!!

Thank you to the sponsors:

First National Bank of Suffield

Rockville Bank

Rotary Club of Suffield




Look for  our next  Suffield Arts Council  Scholarship Applications in May 2014


 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 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 or astrokeofcolor@aol.

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 the support and sponsorship of the ARTS.


From left to right the Shear Brilliance models show off their finished looks for the styling competition. 

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 of Suffield

 Fleur de la Vie

The Lily House B&B





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