Holiday Show and Sale
Gallery on the Green
Nov. 15, 2023 - Dec. 15, 2019
The Gallery on the Green Annual Holiday Show and Sale plus solo shows by Peggy Dembicer and by Sue Robinson are on display from November 15 to December 15. The Festive Holiday Opening Reception is on Saturday, November 16th and the Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 14th. Both events are from 6 to 9 pm and the public is warmly invited. The Holiday Show has gift items by guild artists and invited guests. These include fine arts, beautiful hand-turned wood, ceramics, jewelry, knitted wear and crafts. They make presents that are truly special. You can take the items at the time of purchase. The gallery will be open for extended hours during the Holiday Show (Fridays -1:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm).
Peggy Dembicer has a solo show entitled, “Free Forms: Finding Repurpose.” She is a self-taught fiber and mixed media artist noted for intricate beaded tapestries, modern and colorful 2D and 3D paper weaving, as well as the creative application of recycled materials in framed and sculptural artworks. Fiber and beads are a consistent and cohesive element in her works, which contain countless thousands of beads and stitches. This exhibit focuses on her recent explorations using found objects and vintage items, giving new life to fractured mirrors, game boards, tee shirts, old books, commercial packaging and much more. Dembicer exhibits regularly as a member of Connecticut Women Artists, Silvermine Art Guild, Canton Artists’ Guild, Art League of New Britain, West Hartford Art League and Saatchiart.com. Her work has been shown at The New Britain Museum of American Art, the Fuller Craft Museum, The
Stanford Museum and Nature Center, SEFA Gallery in New York and is included in collections throughout the United States.
Sue Robinson has a solo show entitled, “GeoMetrix.” Her photos are characterized by a symmetry, balance and patterning that she often serendipitously captures. “The added surprise,” Robinson says, “is the joy of discovering images my subconscious saw at that moment in time.” She has had art instruction at Boston University and Central Connecticut State College as well as photography coursework at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Her work has been exhibited at the Artist’s House Gallery in Nantucket and appears in Signs of the Times Magazine and the book, Accidental Courage, Boundless Dreams.
The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts 9 month-long exhibitions each year. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible. www.galleryonthegreen.org / canton [email protected] / 860-693-4102.