Christopher Gunderson is a creative professional from Eastern CT. He is an Art Director at Avid Marketing Group, in Rocky Hill, CT, and also offers art services from his studio in Willington.

His expertise includes painting, digital design, illustration, murals and prop design. He is also Vice Chair of the EC-CHAP organization.



Carol Mackiewicz studied art therapy in New Mexico and currently serves families facing mental health crises in South Central Massachusetts.

Carol loves her painting and oil pastel studio at The MillWorks which she initiated in winter of 2014. Carol loves Modern Art, especially Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Marc; garnering inspiration from their work to compliment and support her own paintings and drawings.

Carol will offer an activity i painting with pastels at 2:30pm on June 3rd:

Using oil pastels, explore the techniques used to reveal layers of color on note cards to bring home.  Hands will get messy from pastels, no materials or skills required!



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Jessica Regele is an award-winning local Sculptor specializing in ceramic and found object art. Whether a utilitarian mug or bowl or decorative sculpture, each piece is one-of-a-kind.




Emily Lyon’s teeny-tiny pressworks, Bruce and Sasha Press, operates with two small relief presses, piles of vintage lead and wooden type, and screenprinting equipment. Emily’s written and printed works, in the form of zines and small artists’ books, are held in the collections at Bard College, Barnard College, Denver Zine Library, Duke University, UC Santa Barbara, and various other libraries and archives. Emily’s books and zines have been shown across America and in the UK. Bruce and Sasha Press mainly prints stationery and small broadsides, and a series of handbound editions of flash fiction is in the (very slooooow) works. Bruce and Sasha Press was named for two rescue house rabbits, but for now, Emily works more on the turtle speed of things.



Photographer Kim Pumiglia specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family images.


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Brian Sneeden’s first collection of poems, Last City, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press (2018). His work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s collection, Homerica, is forthcoming from the inaugural series of World Poetry Books (2017).

Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is the senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.



Although Jack has traveled extensively, painting, teaching and exhibiting in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Northeastern Connecticut is his home.  Its deep forests, enduring farmlands and ever-changing weather are a challenge and a joy to paint. 

To Jack, life is a conversation… art is a conversation.  It is a conversation between artist and subject, whether the subject is a landscape, a still life or a model.

In Argentina, he has had several solo shows in galleries in Buenos Aires and a solo show at the Museo del Pintura Jose Antonio Terry, in Tilcara in the Province of Jujuy, In 2004, he was in a diverse show of 5 artists from Japan, Argentina and the United States in Paris, France. The same year he was in a show in  Palermo, Italy.  In April 2004, Jack was awarded a residency at the prestigious Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain.
In April 2006, he exhibited in the Niche-Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.  He has also taught plein air workshops in Vagliagli, Tuscany, Italy for Il Chiostro. Jack has traveled to Ireland and  Cuba to paint and has given classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As a member of the Copley Society, he received the society’s Robb Sagendorph Award in 2000 and he earned the distinction of "Copley Artist" in 2004.  He has taught classes and workshops in drawing and painting at the Lyme Art Association of which he is an Elected Artist Member.  Jack is now teaching 


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