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Ruggiero Coming To Art League Meeting

February 22, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Art League’s monthly meeting has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Cheshire Library, (Mary Baldwin Room), 104 Main St. The original meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.
The gathering will feature guest artist Tony Ruggiero, a self-taught artist specializing in pointillism with subjects of people, homes, places, and things. On Feb. 26, Ruggiero will be demonstrating and teaching a work-along program on pointillism called “Dot to Dot.”
Ruggiero has spent a decade at Artsplace teaching popular classes such as “I Can’t Draw, But I Want to Learn,” “Pen & Ink” and “Studio Art” along with numerous workshops. His latest project was completing 25 original illustrations for the John Frederick Kensett children’s book, now part of every third graders curriculum in Cheshire. Occasionally, Ruggiero infuses color into his ink work using colored pencil. He believes that “drawing is essential, as it is the basis of all artwork.”
There will be a reception held for the Artsplace Student Art Show in the Mary Baldwin room from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Cheshire Art League meeting. The League’s program will include a short video about the life and travels of famous Hudson River School of Art and Cheshire artist John Frederick Kensett, followed by Tony Ruggiero’s demonstration.
This demonstration is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call publicity chairman Karen Dwyer at (203) 389-8419.

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