"The Green Valley Festival Film Premiere and G. Leslie Sweetnam Aerial Photography Exhibit"
On Display: March 6 - 16
Film Premiere & Artist Reception: Saturday March 8th 4-6pm
Welcome to the Silver Circle
Silver Circle Gallery and Art Center in downtown Putnam was established in 2008 as a venue to represent local and regional visual artists and to enhance the abundant creative network in NECT. It has been a dynamic place for artists at all career levels to convene, connect, share, inspire and enrich our tight-knit community.
Silver Circle is a professional launching pad for local artists and fosters art appreciation through rotating exhibits, gallery talks, and arts education. The bright, contemporary main gallery offers rotating individual and group exhibits, and the alternate gallery space has a wide variety of quality contemporary fine art in a broad price range, as well as sculpture, art glass, and assemblage. There is a beautiful boutique area with handcrafted jewelry, textiles, pottery, and home goods by local and regional artisans. The adjacent "Art Alley" is a display space for a rotating assortment of local emerging artists and students.
Now celebrating five years, Silver Circle has been a catalyst for a continued arts renaissance in Downtown Putnam, has positively impacted many people’s lives, and has proudly become a respected establishment in the growing NECT arts community.
SEE US IN THE REMINDER NEWS here.
NEW! SPRING ART CLASS SCHEDULE here.
PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATES ONLINE Give the gift of creativity! Can be used for fine art, jewelry, boutique gift items, or art classes! We will ship for free, and they do not expire.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ARTISTS Help your regional art center continue to service the local art community. All donations are now a 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION (Please make all checks payable to Windham Arts or donate below with PayPal)*
NEED A SPACE FOR YOU OR YOUR GROUP TO CREATE?* inquire about renting our upstairs art studio/classroom during off hours.
FOR LEASE: PRIVATE ART STUDIO OR SMALL BUSINESS LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN PUTNAM* Can be split into two separate studio spaces. Space available in April. Have a private space to create in a downtown setting, very reasonable rates and a flexible leasing schedule. Call or email us for more info.
SILVER CIRCLE GALLERY PARTNERS WITH WINDHAM ARTS Silver Circle is a community partner and the Regional Art Center for Windham Arts, the regional service organization for the CT Office of the Arts. Read the press release here.
POMFRET SCHOOL P.S. ART GALLERY CURRENT EXHIBIT: "Altered” January 14 - March 18. Features teacher Lindsay Lehmann’s advanced and AP 2D Design class students. Inspired by the work of Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, the students examined what happened when they altered their photographs during post-production to include mixed media. Exhibit opening Friday January 17th 6-8pm.
CURRENT EVENT/EXHIBIT: " The Green Valley Festival Film Premiere and G. Leslie Sweetnam Aerial Photography Exhibit" See the premier of the documentary film created by Wirtalla Visual and produced by Bond Brothers Entertainment, in support of The Last Green Valley, Inc. Join us Saturday March 8th from 4-6pm for teh film screening & artist reception with refreshments, TLGV memberships and promotions, DVDs for sale, and more. Exhibit on display March 6th - 16th. For more info visit the Facebook page here and read the press release here.
UPCOMING GALLERY EXHIBIT: "New England Nuances: Landscape Paintings by Ella Delyanis" See a large breathtaking display of pastel drawings and oil paintings by award-winning Grafton, MA artist and instructor Ella Delyanis. On display March 20 - April 27, 2014. Join us Friday April 4th from 6-8pm for the artist's reception. There will be a gallery talk Saturday April 12th at 3:00pm. Visit the Facebook album to see the collection of works and read the press release here.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: "QVCC Foundation Alumni Exhibit" This call is open to QVCC alumni. This is a juried exhibit that will be accepting submissions for 2D or 3D works. This exhibit is intended to bring awareness to QVCC, The QVCC Foundation and its Alumni Association. Show dates June 19 – July 20, 2014 & August 25 – September 25, 2014. Submission Due Date April 11th, 2014. Download the application here. Visit the Facebook page for more info and read the press release here.
INQUIRE ABOUT WORKS STILL AVAILABLE FROM PREVIOUS EXHIBITS:
•"4TH Annual Figurative Exhibit" A diverse showing of works from nine local and regional artists inspired by the human form. Bud Cook, Ashleigh Kay, Sky Power, Leila Namin, Jaqueline Lucier, Karen Reid, Jean-Paul Jacquet, Nora Ferragatta St. Jean, and Nick Swearer. On display January 16 - March 2, 2014. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
•"Memorabiliac: A Collection of Encaustic and Wearable Art by Jennifer Lou Flanagan" encaustic paintings paired with an unusual collection of handmade jewelry by Pomfret artist Jennifer Lou Flanagan. On display November 27 -January 12. To see all works in the exhibit please visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
•"Unzipped: A Selection of Recent Works by Erik Sandberg-Diment" On display October 4 - Nov 3, 2013. Read more here.
•"Selections from the CT Art List" On display October 4 - 27, 2013. Featuring Amy Almeida, Jessica McGarry Bartlet, Tiffany Johnson, Ashleigh Kay, and Lori Warner. For more info visit www.ctartlist.com. Read more here.
•"The Child Within" works by Sherrie Parenteau On display August 23 - September 29. Read the show's press release here.
•"Panels: Paintings and Works by Donald E. Munson" Read the show's press release here. View video by Wirtalla Visual below.
• "Did You Know?" children's book written by Deb Davis, illustrated by Jean-Paul Jacquet. Read the press release here.
•"No Rules: A Collaborative Show with Works by Jean-Paul Jacquet and Bud Cook" The show recently visited Middlesex Community College. View video documentary by Wirtalla VisualSee all works in the exhibit by clicking here
See a class but it's not fitting into your schedule? Inquire about PRIVATE LESSONS in tailored to your interest and availability.
PAST EVENT--BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE: Audio Book Release of "Coven" by Tony Ruggiero We welcomed Author Tony Ruggiero Saturday December 14th (during a snowstorm) for a release for the audio version of his novel set in Putnam. Visit the Facebook Page Here and read the press release here.
SILVER WEB JEWELRY TRUNK SHOWS Rachel Girshick has been a master metalsmith for over 40 years and creates timeless, elegant designs in gold, silver, and quality semiprecious and precious stones. She also specializes in custom designs and wedding ensembles, as well as professional repairs.
Upcoming Dates: Feb. 13, 14, 15
DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS Come and check out the popular event in Downtown Putnam promoting our local arts May through October -- Enjoy art openings, demos, live art, live music, shop sales,etc. Check it out on Facebook to get the latest updates. View First Friday video by Wirtalla Visual below. Inquire with the gallery about using Wirtalla Visual to promote your business in a way that will get you noticed and looking professional!
See us Featured Online Read the article released on Connecticut Traveler Online here.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
•Emerging Artist Exhibitors for the Art Alley
•Interns/Volunteers for gallery
GALLERY SERVICES Did you know? In addition to selling fine art and gifts from local and regional artists, we offer the following services provided by our artists:
•Custom Jewelry design and fabrication
•Custom family/individual portraits (paintings or drawings or photography)
•Custom pet portraits
•Art Curating for your home
•Art Curating for your business
•Private Jewelry Parties with Savage Salvage jewelry designer Stephanie Moreau
•Private Art Classes
•Professional Private Event/Wedding Photography services
•Graphic Design Services
•Video Production Services
We offer a wide range of classes and workshops in a friendly environment that encourages everyone to find your inner artist! Discover the joys of creativity while building skills. Find out for yourself why art is so important and fun!
Silver Circle Gallery hosts exhibits with artist receptions regularly throughout the year. Accomplished local and regional artists in both collaborative and solo shows are featured. Please contact us for exhibiting information.
We have a wonderful selection of high quality, handmade goodies by LOCAL artisans in all price ranges: Unique jewelry, textiles, blown glass, fused glass, pottery, sculpture, wooden boxes, stained glass, and more. Skip the mall, find gifts here that are 100% original and made with love.