Nov. 4 to Dec. 24 – Monet’s Table, Tolland, CT.
My first art exhibit for my Facets brand is fast approaching. Next week I will be setting up several black and white framed prints at Monet’s Table, in Tolland, CT. Monet’s is a wonderful place to have lunch, and they have partnered with Arts of Tolland to bring local artists’ work to the restaurant. I will have several framed prints available to purchase. Some of the art from the book include “Queen Anne’s Lace,” “Statue of Mary at the Mission Church” and “Morning On The White Pine Path.” My book, Facets: Homespun Poetry and Photography of New England, will also be available to purchase.
The menu at Monet’s is a delight for the palate. Their vegan choices include a delectable Roasted Tomato and Eggplant casserole, and seasonal choices such as Summer Squash, Wild Mushroom and Dill Lasagna during the month of July and August. They are open Wednesday through Saturday. Their hours are Wednesday through Friday for lunch from 11:30 to 2:30, and Saturday for brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also do catering and have special teas and events at other times. Check them out if you would like to have a different sort of fare from our normal Dunkin Donuts or TGIF’s. Here are the directions to Monet’s Table.
Directions to Monet’s Table
Monet’s Table is located at: 167 Tolland Stage Road • Tolland, CT 06084 • (860) 875-7244
From Hartford, CT
Take I84 East to exit 67. At the end of the ramp take a left. At the stoplight take a right onto Route 30. Approximately 2/3 of a mile up on your left is a car wash. At this marker take a left onto Sand Hill Road, which comes to an end quickly. Take a right onto Route 74 and Monet’s Table is ¼ mile up on your left. The restaurant is a cream colored colonial farmhouse and parking is in the back of the establishment.
From Boston, MA
Take I84 West to Exit 67. At the end of the ramp take a right. At the 2nd stoplight take a right onto Route 30. Approximately 2/3 of a mile up on your left is Mr. Sparkle Car Wash. At this marker take a left onto Sand Hill Road, which comes to and end quickly. Take a right onto Route 74 and Monet’s Table is a ¼ mile up on your left. The restaurant is a cream colored colonial farmhouse and parking is in the back of the establishment.
From UConn at Storrs, CT
Take Route 195 North to the center of Tolland. (Go past the exit 68 entrance to I84) In the historical district of Tolland you will come to a stop sign in the center of the green. Bear left onto route 74 west towards Rockville and Monet’s Table is approximately 2.5 miles down on the right. (After you cross over Route 30 bear toward the right of the fork at Rockville Equipment and Monet’s Table is a ½ mile down on your right.) The restaurant is a creamed colored colonial farmhouse and parking is in the back of the establishment.
From Somers/Enfield CT Area
From route 190 take 83 south toward Ellington. Follow 83 thru Ellington to Rockville and at the intersection of route 74, take a left onto route 74 up thru Rockville past Rockville Hospital. Continue on Route 74 into Tolland and from Rockville Hospital we are approximately 2 miles up on your left. The restaurant is a creamed colored colonial farmhouse and parking is in the back of the establishment.
Where is the book?
Facets is finally finding some distribution through several websites. You can order the book through Amazon at the following link: Facets at Amazon
You may also purchase the book through Barnes and Noble. There is not a physical copy available at the Manchester store, but if you really hate to do online shopping you can purchase it as a special order at the bookstore. For online purchase, here is the link: Facets at Barnes and Noble
I am working on several avenues for marketing my Facets brand. I have drafted and sent out letters to all the local libraries for a lecture and poetry reading. I am also contacting senior centers as well as art organizations. I have an open invitation for a presentation at the Olli Cafe. I am still working out details with them, but as I hear back from my various inquiries, I will keep my friends and fans informed.
Have a safe and happy holiday. Hope to see some folks on Dec. 10