Art Talk: Spotlight on 3-D Artists Bus tour

October 14        1-4:30 p.m.


Hello!  Please join us on Saturday, October 14th (the height of the foliage season) from 1 – 4:30 p.m., on our bus tour exploring  3-D art in Windsor:  monuments, galleries and the backyards of two of Windsor’s most popular sculptors:  Bill Herzfeld and Lon Pelton.


This tour is going to be fun!  We will start at Windsor Historical Society with painter and puppet maker Cathy Doocy, whose giant parade puppets are a beloved feature of Hartford’s First Night parades.  She will bring her Chinese Dragon puppet, and if weather permits, we will bring it outside where members of the bus tour group can help bring it to life. 


We will look at the Founders Monument, the John Mason statue and the Eagle then head to Art and Soul Gallery on Poquonock Avenue, where owner Lis-el Crowley will greet us with hot cider and use the wide variety of sculptural art work in the gallery to show participants stages in the formation of clay pieces from raw clay to leather-hard clay to bisque, to glaze.   Ceramic surface treatments ranging from raku to crystalline glazes will be shown.  Art and Soul Gallery is one of the few places Windsor artists have to display and sell their work.  It is well worth a return visit.


Next we will visit Bill and Michelle Herzfeld’s home on Windsor Avenue, where Bill’s figural, floral, and animal pieces and wind sculptures enhance their gardens and pond.  Bill scours flea-markets and barns for found objects to incorporate into his pieces, keeping them in original condition whenever possible.  Many Windsorites know Bill from his position on Windsor’s town council.  The tour will give people a chance to know his artistic side better.  We’ll get off the bus to hear Bill talk about his work, have some treats, and take a little time to explore the gardens and experience the artwork.


We’ll end our tour at Lon and Jane Pelton’s home.   At the end of the Orchard Road cul-de-sac stands a water-fountain Lon made from cow water dishes to commemorate the many local dairies no longer in existence today. We’ll hike 1/5 mile down the Pelton’s steep gravel driveway to see flowers, aliens, the Loch Ness monster in the Pelton pond, and a variety of sculptural wildlife on the property, so wear comfortable shoes.


Cost for the program is $10 for Windsor Historical Society members and $15 for non-members.  Make your reservation by October 13th by calling 688-3813.   Hope to see you.



Location:  Windsor Historical Society

      96 Palisado Avenue

     Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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