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ARTSDAY Coming Next Month

February 22, 2013 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Performing & Fine Arts Committee (CPFA) will sponsor the 25th Annual ARTSDAY on Sunday, March 10, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at the Dining Commons at Cheshire Academy, 10 Main Street; parking will also be available at Cheshire Town Hall and Humiston School.
ARTSDAY was created to “take the mystery” out of the artistic process by offering hands-on art workshops. This free event will feature 14 professional artists and is suitable for children aged 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To commemorate the silver anniversary of ARTSDAY, several special historic arts and crafts projects will be included in this year’s repertoire. Art activities presented this year are felting, fly-fishing lures, face disguises, cake decorating, puppets, thaumatropes, watercolor, stenciling, shadow puppets, macramé, quilt patterns, tissue paper stained glass, origami, and jewelry design.
World-class ice sculptor Bill Covitz will demonstrate ice carving from 1:30-3 p.m. June Bissonnette will demonstrate wool spinning from 1-4 p.m. using wool from her alpaca farm in Woodbury. Mark Kaplan will transform himself into a clown by applying makeup in stages beginning at 1 p.m.
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Bennet Family of Cheshire. Family members will play classical style music with violins, flute, clarinet, and keyboard throughout the afternoon.
For more information, visit or the Artsplace, CPFA Facebook page with an ARTSDAY event link. You may also call Artsplace at (203) 272-2787.

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