The 2019 Small Stones Festival of the Arts
The 2019 Festival is in the planning stages, and more information will be found here as plans progress. This year we are expanding our music program throughout the week — our main exhibition of artwork will be held November 8 through November 10, with musical performances scheduled from November 8 through November 16.
2019 Festival Schedule
|Opening Event (free admission)||Friday, Nov. 8, 7:00 – 9:30 pm|
|Festival Exhibition open||Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Sutton Ukulele Strummers||Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Sutton Ukulele Strummers||Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm|
|Juror Talks||Saturday, Nov. 9, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Festival Exhibition open||Sunday, Nov. 10, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Flutists performance||Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Bollywood Dance Workshop*
with Priya Asthana
|Friday, Nov. 15, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Din Check Bollywood Band*||Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm|
|L’Histoire du Soldat – A Soldier’s Tale*
with Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
and Apple Tree Arts
|Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 pm|
|* Ticketing required for marked events.|
2019 Organizing Committee
2019 Organizing Committee
|Donna Blanchard (Co-Chair) – Apple Tree Arts|
|Alaina Calloway Bolton – Apple Tree Arts|
|Sue Cardosi – Worcester County Camera Club|
|Ken Crater (Co-Chair) – Worcester County Camera Club|
|Gary Cunningham (Exhibition Coordinator) – Blackstone Valley Art Assoc.|
|Bonnie Frederico – Sellar Shop, BVAA|
|Carol Frieswick (Artist Liaison) – Blackstone Valley Art Assoc.|
|Bob Hassinger – Worcester County Camera Club|
|Linda Hassinger (Juror Liaison) – Worcester County Camera Club|
|Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler – Grafton Artist|
|Bennie Thornton – Worcester County Camera Club|
|Dana Wilson (Public Relations/Marketing) – Apple Tree Arts|
2019 Fine Art Photography Jurors
Nancy is currently Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum, where she has organized several photography exhibitions. Previous to her work at the museum she taught art history at Holy Cross and Clark University.
A professor in the Studio Art Program at Clark University, Stephen has over 40 years of experience in the field of documentary photography, filmmaking and conceptual art. Stephen’s art includes With Dad, a twenty year documentary illustrating the changing relationship between Stephen and his father Gene as he succumbs to the effects of Alzheimer’s.
Scott Erb and Donna Dufault
Scott and Donna are working as a team as “one” of our photography judges. As Erb/Dufault Photography, they focus on advertising, editorial, commercial portraiture and product work with a specialization in food, restaurant and hospitality clients.
2019 Fine Art Painting Jurors
Diane Panarelli Miller
Dianne Panarelli Miller has been painting over 40 years and is a world reknown artist painting in Canada, Bermuda, and Europe. She is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and is a Copley Master. Her approach combines the classic atelier training of the “Boston School”, with a mastery of technique of her own personal style expressed through the harmony of color and design.
Jeanne Rosier Smith
Jeanne Rosier Smith is an internationally known artist who teaches and paints around the country and in Europe. She has produced instructional videos, contributes regularly to the Pastel Journal, and is currently represented by six East Coast galleries. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, among others, and is a Copley Society Master Artist.
Jim is Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum where he served as chief curator and director. He began his career as an artist and taught studio art in college before pursuing further studies in art history. A specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, he has published and lectured widely and organized a variety of exhibitions.