Fisher Front Space

Our newest gallery is dedicated to small solo exhibitions by area artisans and artists. Small works, limited edition series and unique one-of-a-kind functional and art objects are included for exhibitions in Front Space. Hand picked by our curator Elena Gibson, Front Space is dedicated to bringing the best of Connecticut to the Farmington Valley. Expect the unexpected in this intimate and dynamic space!


It's All About Color
February 3 - February 24
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday: February 24 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Pia Sjölin

Elizabeth Ann McNally

Don't Feed the Animals
March 3 - March 31
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday: March 24 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Elizabeth Ann McNally

Eina Rieger

einamade: modern ceramics
April 5 - April 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday, April 7 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Eina Rieger

Workshop Discovering Sgraffito Techniques
April 28, 1:00-4:00pm
In this hands on workshop you will learn how to create imagery and create texture through the age old ceramic technique of sgraffito. We will use slabs to create small dishes and then use underglazes and carving tools to draw onto the clay. Artist Eina Rieger will be sharing her work and her sgraffito techniques. Students will make one to two dishes that will be fired by the art center and will be available for pick up a few weeks after the workshop.

Non-Members $45

Non-Members $40.50

Lisa Pichnarcik

Mixed Media Jewelry
May 5 - May 26
Opening Reception: Saturday May 5 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Lisa Pichnarcik

Workshop Bird Nest Jewelry
May 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Discover how to use basic metalwork and wire wrapping techniques to create fun bird nest earrings and pendants for Spring. Students will be able to choose from a variety of wire and “egg” colors, crystals, and bird and feather charms to personalize their designs. Students should bring chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters with them to class. An $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the class.
Minimum 3 students; max 8 students

Non-Members $30

Non-Members $27

Karen Israel

Pastel and the Power of Pure Pigment
June 2 - June 30
Opening Reception: Saturday June 2 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: June 16 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Karen Israel

Workshop: Pastel and Texture in the Landscape
Sunday, June 10th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to achieve a sense of distance, texture and atmosphere in the landscape with pastels. Weather permitting, painting outdoors will be possible.
Please bring pastels (no oil pastels please), 16 x 20 board to tape paper onto, a photograph of your choosing. Instructor will provide paper. Materials fee of $10 payale to instructor.

Non-Members $85

Non-Members $76.50