Michael W. Hughey

 Michael Hughey, a Craftsman and Artist in letterforms and the book arts has had a love affair with beautiful letters and beautiful books since childhood. Originally from Asheville, he lived for many years in NC but now resides in Northeast CT. His calligraphic works are published both nationally and internationally and collected in public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, and the Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. He feels that even in an age of increasing technology, “…there is, indeed, an important place in human society for the warmth, beauty, and grace that calligraphy can bring to our lives.”

He exhibits note cards, limited-edition prints, and original calligraphy at the Ashford Farmer’s Market. He also teaches both calligraphy & handwriting privately.

Poetry Workshop Begins 2/5/24

Tony Paticchio will be hosting six new ZOOM
poetry workshop sessions beginning February 5th.
The sessions meet bi-weekly from 6:00-8:00 PM
Eastern Time, generally on Monday evenings.
There are a few openings (2-3) if anyone is interested
in joining. They spend the first hour reading
and discussing a selection of poems, usually from
contemporary and near contemporary poets. During the second hour they
workshop their own poetry and short prose pieces. You do not need to
be a writer to participate. They are looking for participants who have an
interest in poetry and would like to read and discuss poems together with
a group (and if so inclined share their own work with the group).
Contact Tony  if you are interested or have questions. They are a wide-ranging group, having several members who join them from as far away as the West Coast.

Pen Turning Workshop – 2/24/24

Back by Popular demand!
The Central Connecticut Woodturners Club and the
Ashford Area Arts Council will have another pen
turning event on Saturday Feb. 24 from 10 to 2 at
Knowlton Hall. Absolutely no woodturning experience
necessary…and the event is FREE!

Open to all ages: any kids must be at least 10 years old to participate. There will be plenty of skilled woodturners there to guide you in creating a beautiful pen! No reservations needed, just come between 10am – 2pm.