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Fri, June 3, 2005.  7 pm, libations and potluck dinner, 8:30 Presentation

by Janet Luongo, Author of 365 Daily Affirmations for Creativity

Unitarian Church in Westport, CT

Janet Luongo, author of 365 Affirmations for Creativity, will give a visual, interactive, humorous presentation of 12 core beliefs of creative people designed to get to the heart of the creative process that can inspire anyone who wants to be more creative.  Art is shown to be a proven method for developing our natural creativity that can be applied to any field and in our everyday life.  Positive affirmations and visualizations also lead to increased productivity.  A demonstration of simple interactive exercises will leave participants energized.


Sat, June 4, and Sat., June 11,  9-3 pm.  Workshops on painting banners for a touring state and national exhibition, Women: Creators, Leaders, Adventurers.  Bring a design for a 6 foot square pair of vinyl banners (divided by a lamppost, or just enjoy painting.  Adults and children of all ages are invited and may come for all or part of the day. Sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art-CT chapter and

VENUE FOR THE BOOK TALK AND BANNER PAINTING WORKSHOPS ARE THE UNITARIAN CHURCH IN  WESTPORT, Meeting House.  Exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway.  Go north to the first light and make a right on Lyons Plains Rd.  turn into the parking lot at the sign, on your right just before the road forks.

Contact: Janet Luongo 1-203-846-2642.


June 12, 2-4 pm FILM PREMIERE: Women Make Art

Place: Wien Theater, The Quick Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Janet Luongo is one of the artists in the Women’s Caucus for Art Connecticut Chapter (WCA-CT) who is featured in this film the WCA-CT made in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker, Lisa Seidenberg.  It’s 18 minutes of stunning visuals and interviews – Janet opens the narration in an interview about why she founded the chapter 15 years ago.  She served as its first president and established its non-profit status.  The mission of the organization is to educate the public about the contributions of women in the arts.

At the premiere the speakers include the filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg and An-Ming Truxes, director of the visual arts division of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism.  There will be recognition of key players in the WCA-CT over the last 15 years.

June 12, 4-6 pm ART OPENING: Night & Day

Place: Walsh Gallery, The Quick Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Janet Luongo is co-chair with Gloria Ruentiz of this regional exhibit organized by the Women’s Caucus for Art-CT, a non-profit Janet founded with 4 other artists 15 years ago.  Before the reception the film, Women Make Art, which WCA-CT created in collaboration with an award winning filmmaker, Lisa Seidenberg will premiere.  The juror for the exhibition was Helen Cooper, curator at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

June 24, 8 am and 4 pm, PRESENTATION: Creative Connections International Children’s Art Exchange

Place: Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, Fort Worth, TX

Janet Luongo and Sudha Sankhar will share their involvement with partnering children from the Westport Unitarian Church in Connecticut, USA, with children from Guatamala and Indonesia.  They will show original works by the children and talk about how to build world peace one relationship at a time.

Friday morning, July 2, PRESENTATION: National Banner Project

Place: CPSI (Creative Problem Solving Institute) Conference, St. Paul, MN

Janet Luongo and JoAnn Moran, director of the visionary, will explain how communities across the country can create banners to hang in public spaces in their town or city.  They will show visuals of banner exhibitions already touring.  Luongo participated in the banner exhibits, “We the People” (on democracy), “Heart of the City,” (on compassion), and “Women: Creators, Leaders and Adventurers” (on women’s history).



Exhibit: Oil Drum Art: Life-giving Oils
In Collaboration with the Women’s Caucus for Art
Awarded First Place for Aesthetics at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven

A recycled oil drum painted white. On a bed of white brocade, in start contrast to the black oils that pollute and cause wars, lie transparent bottles: baby oil, bath oil, massage oil, olive oil and linseed oil, oils that cleanse and nourish. 

Now showing at the Gallery at University of Connecticut in Stamford through February 2005

Opening Reception Thursday, Feb. 17, 5-7 pm

Talk: Secrets of the Heart

Janet Luongo will sign her just-published book 365 Daily Affirmations for Creativity. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Women's Heart Foundation

Saturday, February 12, 2005, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT  203-334-7748

During exhibit, "The Heart" works by members of the Women's Caucus for Art - CT, Jan. 6 - Feb. 12

Gallery Hours 12-5 pm Tues.; 11-6 pm Wed thru Fri.; 11-2 pm Sat. and by appointment.


Exhibit: The Heart of New HavenJanet Luongo and local artists and non profit organizations worked together with organizer JoAnn Moran of  They produced 6 foot high banners that are on exhibit along the Green in New Haven.  Janet worked on banners with children of families who are having homes built through Habitat for Humanity, New Haven, and contributed her own banners with portraits of children - the heart of our future.

a more perfect union - Janet Luongo

Talk: Secrets of the Heart
Monday, February 14th, 5 pm

Janet Luongo will sign her just-published book, 365 Daily Affirmations for Creativity

Caffe Bottega, on the Green at Temple and Church Streets, New Haven, CT

Refreshments and music by the State Troubadour, Mike Kuchiba, 4-6 pm