Hairdresser on Fire artist series

Region - posted Sep, 30 2013

REGION - Local artist, Michael Justino Michaud, of Enfield was selected to be the featured artist in the fourth installment of the Hairdresser on Fire Artist Series. The hairdresser on Fire Artist Series opens up the intimate venue of the salon four-times a year to local artists, transforming the space into a gallery. The goal is to bring the community together and highlight homegrown artists, while raising funds for the Windsor High School Art Department Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating seniors and financial assistance to underclassman to attend pre-college summer art programs. To date, Hairdresser on Fire has raised more than $2,500 for the Windsor High School Art Department Scholarship Fund. In 2012, Michaud, a graphic designer by day, got back to his roots of painting with the goal of completing 365 pieces of art in one year. After capturing a year in art under the pseudonym mijumi, he decided to donate his works to noteworthy causes to help boost their fundraising efforts. Currently mijumi’s art has helped to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks and Seeds for Peace. mijumi’s works will be on display Saturday, Oct. 5. from 5 to 9 p.m., at Hairdresser on Fire, 176 Broad St., in Windsor, alongside some of Windsor High School’s budding artists. The art show is free and open to the public; donations for the Windsor High School Art Department Scholarship Fund will be accepted. Food and tastings will be provided by: Bear's Smoke House Barbeque; Family Pizzeria; Windsor 75 family restaurant; the Whistlestop Cafe; Nat Hayden's Real Pit BBQ; and GET BAKED. Windsor High School’s Jazz band will perform throughout the evening and the opportunity to win prizes will be available. All of the proceeds will benefit the Windsor High School Art Department Scholarship Fund. For more information about the Hairdresser on Fire artist series or to make a donation, contact William Gleason at or call 860-285-8841.

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