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10/30/2019 07:00 AM

Arts Trail Celebrates 19th Year on Connecticut Shoreline

The Shoreline Arts Trail’s 19th annual Open Studios Weekend offers access to 39 shoreline artists and 30 studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17.

The juried event will provide visitors with the opportunity to find out more about the artists’ mastery of methods and materials, their ideas, and their work in a range of media including jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles.

This year, the arts trail includes nine new member artists

• Guilford artist Sandra Christie (kaleidoscope),

• Branford artist Maryann Cook

(acrylics and multimedia),

• Branford artist Jane Crowley (stained glass),

• Guilford artist Deborah Greco (oil and pastel),

• Branford artist Linda Marino (oil and acrylic),

• Branford artist Marc Massaro

(oil, acrylic and sculpture),

• Guilford artist Susan Moore (acrylic and encaustic),

• Madison artist Janine Robertson (oil and aluminum on copper), and

• Guilford artist Dinah Wells (painter)

They will join returning artists Terry Bogan, Rebecca Bunting, Richard Carleton, Christine Chiocchio, Alice Chittenden, Anne Coffey, Margaret B. Dean, Laurie Douglas, Eileen Eder, Laurie Flaherty, Philip Goetz, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, B. Joan Hickey, Kathleen Hoskins, Sharon Hosley, Melissa Imossi, Molly S. McDonald, Jackie McGuire, Robert Morris, Robert Parrott, Chris Penry, Steve Plaziak, Marta Resnikov Reisman, Susan Roberts, Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, Sandra Spahr, Catherine Steinberg, Sid Werthan, Maureen Wilkinson, and Diane Wright.

The 2019 sponsors include Guilford Art Center, Publishing, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Carol Grave Textile Arts, Joanne Prete and Julia Prete of Art Therapy & Counseling, Friends & Company, Home Restaurant, Mix Design Store, Tommy Sullivan’s Café, and Wall Street Gallery.

More information will be available soon at, including an an interactive map, a downloadable print map and a family activity brochure,

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful yellow “Open Studio” signs point visitors to all of these artists and studios.

Copies of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map also will be available in libraries and town halls in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at numerous business establishments listed on the website. More information also is available from Eileen Eder at 203-458-1720.