About The Golden Thread
In August of 2017 we moved out of our home at Holy Family Retreat Center. Although we tried to continue our art presence until we were able to find another exhibit space, we have come to the diffucult decision to close completely. We were not able to locate another venue, unfortunately.
According to our original plan, we have completed and published an anthology of our experience entitled, The Golden Thread Project, of which we are very proud. We featured approximately 12 artists per exhibit from each of the themes during our years as curators of the gallery, artist statements, there is also a selection of poetry from our third season and the book concludes with a creative writing piece by Steve McGowan.
Through 296 pages of full color beautiful artwork, inspirational artist statements, collaborative and exciting community art events, poetry and music, we are proud to say this project creatively exposes the arts to be both a powerful link between our spiritual and creative selves and a compelling and transformative tool that unites us along life’s journey and connects us to something far greater than ourselves.
There are a limited number of books available so order yours today if you are interested in owning one. They will only be available through December 2018.
Established in 2013, our mission was connecting the human spirit through the arts. At our gallery, we exhibited professional and emerging artists from various backgrounds and welcomed all mediums and cultures. By displaying a collection of various perspectives on a common theme, we revealed how art can creatively illustrate the diversity of the human condition. Our name, The Golden Thread, represents the invisible, underlying connection that weaves together the spirit of humanity – through the arts.
In 2014, The Golden Thread expanded our work to create meaningful public art projects that improve the quality of community life, encourage neighborhood engagement, and better define place-based identity and culture. Our community work has included a partnership with Grace Academy School, a middle school serving young women from Hartford’s poorest neighborhoods, to provide art enrichment programming for their students. We collaborated with Community Solutions, a nonprofit organization, to create two creative and meaningful art projects: a public art installation that celebrates the diversity of the North End of Hartford through a large-scale contemporary art project and a “Community Paint Out” where we led the creation of a large mural by the North Hartford neighborhood which was displayed at Envisionfest located across from the Wadswoth Atheneum Museum of Art on Main Street.
Golden Thread Gallery Founders, Kate Wilson (L) and Tricia Haggerty Wenz (R)