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Are You Ready To Let Go?  Register today to be part of this series about letting go and developing your creative voice.  Whether you’re a practicing artist or eager to learn amongst other creatives, this virtual discussion (Part I) and hands-on workshop (Part II) will inspire, motivate and nurture your creative spirit.  Linda and Ronnie, two abstract expressionist artists, will share their unique journeys and processes of radically letting go, embracing color, and cultivating joy.  


REGISTER to participate in Part II
& we will share a link to the recording of Part I virtual panel


PART II: Activating Your Creative Spirit  

Saturday, June 5 from 10:30am-12:30pm (outdoor art making workshop)
** limited to 25 participants **

Linda and Ronnie will lead an outdoor art-making workshop to activate your creative spirit with experimentation and self-discovery through abstract painting.  Linda and Ronnie will lead participants through their processes of radically letting go, embracing color, and cultivating joy.  Whether you are an aspiring artist, eager to learn amongst other creatives, or looking to find your unique point of view, this workshop is designed to help you inspire, motivate and nurture your creative voice. 


PART I: Cultivating Your Creative Voice (virtual panel recording)

In an era where we are recognizing the power that comes with authenticity, self-motivation, and simply being yourself, vulnerability is becoming recognized as a superpower. Join this engaging discussion with Linda and Ronnie, two abstract expressionist artists, and discover how they learned to let go of control, nurture their own visual language, and find their creative spirits.  Moderated by art advisor and educator Danielle Ogden

Here’s what participants can expect…
  • Discover the eight habits of mind to maximize in-studio/creative practice
  • Explore the overarching questions that will help you let go and get real!
  • Participate in a conversation guided by three essential ideas: Spark, Flow, Shift



Linda Colletta has been creating art in various mediums for over 25 years, and first translated her passion for art into a career as a scenic painter in the television industry before dedicating herself full-time to painting professionally. Her artistic approach as an abstract expressionist, creates vibrant and uplifting works for designers and individual collectors. Linda is self taught and works from her studio in Bridgeport, CT.

My work gives form to the alchemy of my humanity. A magical process of piecing together recycled remnants, childhood imprints, and urban nostalgia until they are something entirely new. These candy coated compositions, whimsical on the outside and gritty on the inside, are in direct pursuit of radical honesty and reckless abandon.  — Linda Colletta

Ronnie Williams’ artistic approach embraces an inventive visual language, eschewing traditional standards and instead focusing on a more expressive and humanistic approach. Channeling surrealist automatism, his process emphasizes improvisation and chance, favoring simplicity, play, and childlike mark-making over formal principals. Drawing inspiration from the sounds and scenes witnessed in the neighborhoods of his home in New York City, Williams regularly uses raw canvases, often creased and crumpled to create large mixed media paintings. He draws inspiration from the multi-layered grit, colors, and textures of his current urban environment to the calming flow of the rivers in his hometown of Texas. Williams’ moniker RAW stands as the ultimate summation of his work – delicate on the surface, it retains the power to provoke, inspire, and get under the viewer’s skin.

About the Carriage Barn

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


Keep in Touch

Carriage Barn Arts Center
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 594-3638

[email protected]