The public is welcome to join members of Country Gardeners of Glastonbury Garden Club as they explore the question “How does a raw, hard-shelled gourd become a piece of fine art?” at the program “From Field to Fine Art”. Ceil Rossi, a juried gourd artist, will discuss how a piece of “nature’s pottery” progresses through the stages of growing, drying, cleaning, woodturning, and carving. Ms. Rossi teaches at the Farmington Valley Art Center, Windsor Art Center & her own studio in Agawam. While in Arizona, Ceil was President of the Southwest Gourd Association and a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance, American Gourd Society & the prestigious Sonoran Art League. Currently, Ceil is a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She will show a variety of gourds from the deserts of California, Arizona and other locations.
The program will take place in the Glastonbury Community Church meeting room.