Arts of Tolland Building

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Welcome to Arts of Tolland’s website!  We’re pleased to finally be on line.  It is our hope that you will make us one of your “Favorites” and check out AOT activities regularly.

Cuts and Quills Opening November 4

Arts of Tolland is pleased to feature the artwork of Andrea Wisnewski and Kathlen Lepak during the month of November. The show opens with an opening reception on Saturday, November 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10 to 2, and Wednesdays from 2 to 5. The show will run through December 2.

Andrea is an illustator and printmaker; the “Cuts” in the title of the exhibit refers to the wonderful woodcuts she makes. She has created illustrations for publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Cricket magazine. She is the owner of Running Rabbit Press in Storrs, and her exhibit will include inspirational pieces and children’s book art.

Kathleen (Quills) is a wonderful calligrapher who describes her work of putting pen and ink to paper as “magic.” She notes that “Each stroke, when combined with its counterparts, can transform thoughts into vivid visual representations.”

Art Mart – Wreaths, Door Sprays and More!

Our annual sale of hand-decorated wreaths and door sprays will be here before you know it! Be sure to put Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, on your calendar. We’ll be open Friday afternoon from 3 to 5, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4.

Our balsam wreaths, which come to us fresh cut from Maine, are $30, and door sprays are $15. AOT volunteers decorate them with all sorts of dried flowers, seed pods, pine cones, fern spores, sweet gum, horse chestnuts/buckeyes, feathers, hedge apples, and other natural decorations. Most is local, but our members are known to have gathered interesting pods and flowers from all over the country. This year we have some North Carolina pine cones and what we think are locust pods from Ohio and upstate New York. Come check them out.

As usual, we will feature the artwork of 10-12 local crafters, too. It’s a terrific place to pick up stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, or your gift for the office exchange.

Don’t forget about the tea cup auction. Tickets are just a dollar each, or six for $5. Just think, you could win a beautiful poinsettia from the UConn greenhouse, an original Art Scholz framed watercolor, or a host of other prizes and baskets.