Contemporary Handwoven Treasures

A Biennial Exhibit by the Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut
April 4 – 26, 2015

Detail of Fabric #2
Textile Detail

The Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut invites handweavers, spinners and other fiber artists form all levels of experience to exchange ideas and share knowledge, to encourage and educate, to stimulate creativity and to challenge their abilities in fiber art techniques.

The 68 entries in this juried show span the range of woven items, including innovative clothing, scarves, linens, rugs, wall hangings and home accessories. Come and learn about the Handweavers’ organization and see the work of the talented members. Join the fun, deepen an interest, satisfy your curiosity, and be amazed! For more information visit and click on ‘Special Events’.


Transmissions: Teaching and Learning in the Studio New works by the faculty of the Connecticut College Art Department

February 10 – June 7, 2015

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The artist educators of the Connecticut College Art Department present a diverse exhibition of their current studio activities. These teaching artists see the work of art making and teaching as reinforcing concepts. Art creation involves full time, life-long learning in the classroom and beyond, a dynamic that flows both ways, from teacher to student and back. Fresh viewpoints, new questions and surprising answers are the energizing results of the teaching/studio relationship. They bounce back to the individual artist fueling new work and shifting directions. Featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and installations, Transmissions will focus on the art practices of Nadav Assor, Gregory Bailey, Chris Barnard, Ted Hendrickson, Pamela Marks, Timothy McDowell, Denise Pelletier and Andrea Wollensak.

Lost Gardens of New England

March 1 – July 31, 2015

Constance Holt in the Parterre Garden at Roseland Cottage, about 1920 Woodstock, Connecticut
Constance Holt in the Parterre Garden at Roseland Cottage, about 1920 Woodstock, Connecticut

Beginning in March, Lyman Allyn will host Lost Gardens of New England, a traveling exhibition on loan from Historic New England. Lost Gardens draws on the wealth of images – drawings, watercolors, and historic photographs – in Historic New England’s collection. The exhibition uses reproduction material to depict New England gardens, great and small that no longer exist or only partially survive. Three sections explore major themes of American landscape history: the New Republic, House and Garden Beautiful, and Revival Gardens. Landscape drawings provide insight into how these gardens were conceived and visualized by their creators, either amateur or professional. Photographs capture the gardens and their features in their glory as well as the people who maintained and enjoyed them. The images selected illustrate New England’s rich garden design traditions and offer inspiration to gardeners today. Incorporated into the exhibition will be profiles of local “lost” gardens, including Westomere in New London and the now restored gardens of Eolia, the Harkness estate (now Harkness Memorial State Park) in Waterford. Influential patrons brought such prominent landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Beatrix Farrand to New London County in the early 20th century. The exhibit tells the stories of the ‘lost gardens’ in our own backyard and the people who made them.

“Lost Gardens of New England” Organized by Historic New England.

Images from the gallery:

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