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Washington Artwork Association’s ‘early days’ showcased in Feb. 22 program

WASHINGTON — Please join us on Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm for

The 2nd presentation of the Gunn Historical Museum’s Artist Lecture Collection, co-sponsored by the Washington Artwork Affiliation, “A Mid-Century Artist’s Haven and The Early Days of the Washington Art Association” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, with Sarah Griswold, previous Curator of the Gunn Museum.

Registration is necessary to receive the Zoom website link for this free of charge virtual software. Go to the Museum’s registration web page to signal up: page/

From the Gunn Historical Museum: Along with its bodily attractiveness, historic properties, very well-tended public structures, rolling, verdant hills, and generations of devoted inhabitants, Washington is regarded for its lively and extended-standing determination to the arts. The Washington Artwork Association (WAA), founded in 1952 by Margaret Prepare Samsanoff and a modest group of regional artists and patrons, gave worth to and has fostered this legacy for the previous 68 years.

The lecture will choose a near glance at these people together with the highly proficient artists William Talbot, Esther Peck, Alice Snow, and Feodor Rimsky. They had been all committed to enriching the Washington local community by way of developing, exhibiting, and finding out about artwork. The lecture will also take a look at the social, political, cultural and historic surroundings that gave rise to the WAA’s formation. It will seem at early exhibitions and social occasions that set the tone for a long time to follow. The lecture will then culminate with a short overview of the place the WAA is today and a reflection on its ongoing legacy.

Griswold is an Impartial Advisor to Cultural and Non Profit Organizations, together with the Connecticut League of Record Corporations/Connecticut Humanities, the Institute for American Indian Research, Lebanon Historical Society, the Litchfield Historic Modern society, and the Mattatuck Museum. Earlier, she served as Curator of the Gunn Historical Museum and as Executive Director for the Seabury Society for the Preservation of the Glebe Residence in Woodbury, CT. She was also a Spouse/Expert at the Ericson Business enterprise Team, LLC in Woodbury.

For a lot more info stop by or speak to the Gunn Historical Museum in Washington, CT at 860-868-7756 or [email protected].

Photograph Captions: #1 Founders of the Washington Artwork Affiliation in 1952,

Gunn Historic Museum 5 Wykeham Street P.O. Box 1273 Washington, CT 06793 Telephone: 860-868-7756 Email: [email protected] Fax: 860-868-7247 Call: Stephen Bartkus, Curator

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