Author Event

The Friends of The Cheshire Performing & Fine Arts Committee /Artsplace will be hosting the annual author event this Thursday, September 29, 6:00-9:00pm at 90 Fieldstone Court, Cheshire.



Best-selling author, Emily Arsenault , will be presenting to a crowd of reading enthusiasts. Emily is the author of several books. Her most recent novel, The Evening Spider, has been recognized as a New York Times Notable Author book. Emily’s other books include, What Strange Creatures, Miss Me When I’m Gone, In Search Of The Rose Notes, and The Broken Teaglass.

Some of Cheshire’s past authors have been Katharine Weber, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Chris Bohjalian, Elinor Lipman, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Stewart O’Nan, Amy Bloom, Brunonia Barry, Lisa Genova, Laura Harrington, Carol Wallace, Suzanne Palmieri, and Courtney Febbroriello.

This fantastic author night supports the Art Heals program.

Art Heals is a free community outreach program for any Cheshire adult resident experiencing medical, emotional difficulty, or physical difficulties. The art teachers visit in the client’s home for 4 to 6 art lessons. Each visit includes all of the art supplies and lasts about an hour and a half. When the project is complete, it is also framed at no charge by area framers. The clients can choose from the following mediums: acrylic, collage, pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, mask making, multimedia, oil painting, and pen and ink.

“In our experience at Artsplace, we have found that art can have a healing impact on the spirit. If one is diagnosed with a debilitating illness or injury leaving them home-bound … being creative can give new enthusiasm for life.” Joan Pilacarczyk, Director of Art Classes at Artsplace.


Tickets are $45, which includes a light dinner, 2 glasses of wine, and the author presentation.

To get tickets or to find out more information you can call 203-272-ARTS, email or visit the website at

Come and support Art Heals!



  • Too bad we already have plans for Saturday. Chris participated in one of their art heals classes a few years ago. He went there and took the classes after he was done with chemotherapy.

    September 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm

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