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Essex Art Association

established 1946

EAA Council Members
Chip Rutan, President
Pam Carlson, Vice-President
Nancy King, Secretary

Barbara Morrissey, Treasurer
Elin Dolle, Member
Bob Gantner, Member
Susan Malan, Member
Peggy Price, Member
Cathy Puccio, Member

Kay Brigante
Anne Coffey
Co-Administrative Directors



"Clouds and Shadows" — Our Elected Artists Exhibition Opens This Weekend

The second exhibition of our 2016 season is "Clouds & Shadows," an exhibition of some of the best and most recent work by our Elected Artists. The reception, open to the public, will be held this Friday, June 3, at the gallery from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will run until June 25.

Congratulations to Our Newest Elected Artists!
Three Essex Art Association members were recently approved as Elected Artists. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Lee Bardenheuer, Maura Cochran and Mary Mellot.

Three Upcoming Events!
    In celebration of our 70th anniversary, Essex Art Association is pleased to announce three exciting events scheduled for the 2016 calendar year.

Founding Fathers' Day — June 19
Luisa Whiting, daughter of Henry Kreis, Ned Chalker, son of E. Gould Chalker, and Bill Freeman, son of Fred Freeman, will each share stories about their fathers—three of the founders of Essex Art Association. (Click here for more about this special event.)

Field Trip to the Hill-Stead Museum — Date to be determined
We are organizing a field trip to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, tentatively planned for the month of October. (Click here for more about this special event.)

Griswold Inn Art Talk — November 13
Geoff Paul of the Griswold Inn has graciously offered to give us a guided tour of the Griswold Inn's storied art collection. (Click here for more about this special event.)