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Brookfield Craft Center board member Joanne Hunter will be honored by the Women’s Club of Brookfield as Woman of the Year at the clubs annual event at Della Francesca’s in Danbury tonight, May 14th, 2014. Joanne is being recognized for her tireless commitment to bringing art not only to the Brookfield community but to the greater Danbury area as well.
Joanne is a 24-year resident of Brookfield, the co-owner and operator of The Art Spot, a fine arts school in Danbury, and a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to being one of the most respected and sought after teaching artist in the tri-state area, Joanne is also an extremely effective collaborator of community projects specializing in the installation of Public Art. She and artist husband Bruce, (also a Pratt graduate), have been commissioned by several organizations and communities, including Brookfield and Waterbury, to design and direct the installation of huge mosaic murals; projects involving hundreds of volunteers from the respective towns. Both she and Bruce were granted the Millennium Art Advocate Award by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts in 2000.
Joanne and her fellow Brookfield Craft Center Board Members are exited to announce a series of handcrafted workshops for children, funded by a grant awarded to The ArtSpot by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development. The workshops, which will be held on the Brookfield Craft Center campus, will begin Saturday, May 17, culminating in an Open Studio and Demo Day on Saturday, June 28th, to which the public is invited.