Friday, July 29, 2016

ShawnaLee Kwashnak '96

ShawnaLee will greet guest in the Town Hall lobby, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to discuss her work and current exhibit on display at the Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.

ShawnaLee is a pet portrait artist, a member of the Richter Association for the Arts and Nutmeg Collective. She served as Youth Art Director for the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and created a youth program during the ...1990's.

She will soon be publishing a book about a Danbury Animal Welfare Society's mural she painted in 2015.

She participated in Catherine's Butterfly Party by invitation of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown CT.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Marsha Doran

Marsha writes, "Group show I am NYC!"
Blue Mountain Gallery
Upcoming Exhibition: Small Works Invitational work on paper
August 2-20, 2016
Opening Reception: August 4th, 5-8 pm

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alain Picard

Alain writes, "I just returned from a refreshing and inspiring family vacation to Europe. We visited family in Germany, and managed to make lasting memories there as well as in Holland, Belgium, and France. I also hosted my first European art workshop in Duesseldorf, Germany. This is the city where my wife was born, attended University and my father-in-law worked his entire professional life. It was a very meaningful experience for us!"

Monday, July 11, 2016

Chris Durante

Artist Chris Durante to Exhibit at Trailer Box Project
“Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” 

Opening Reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th

Trailer Box Project will unveil a new solo exhibition by local artist Chris Durante. The “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” will feature Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process -- a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit. The exhibition opens to the public at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th and will run through August 13th. 15 Great Pasture Road, unit 15, Danbury, CT

Mary Lou Alberetti and Robert Alberetti

Berber's Dream, mixed media 12x9", 2015 by Mary Lou Alberetti,and Swift Currents, oil 24x22" by Robert Alberetti in upcoming Blue Mountain Exhibit , Oranges No Oranges, July 12-30, opening reception July 14, 5-8pm
Robert Alberetti
Mary Lou Alberetti

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Art & Frame - Call to Artists

Escape to the Landscape - Open Call - Please join us for our second submission exhibition of 2016! Celebrate our local art community through the landscape. 

We will be considering all works 36" and under. All mediums. 
$20 for 3 submissions. Drop off: 7/30 - 8/4 from 10-6pm

Opening reception: 
Saturday, August 13th / 5-7pm
Free hors d'oeuvres, wine & beer.
Live music by: Katherine & Victoria Atkin-Dahm

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Linda Lyons

MarbleHead Festival of Arts Painting Exhibition  through July 4th, at Abbot Hall, in Old Marblehead (Shown: Gerry's Poppies, 12" x 12," oil on board, by Linda R. Lyons Price: $975. Honorable Mention: 2016 Festival)

Judges Commentary: "This piece is an eye-catcher, one that stands alone amidst the muted browns, grays, and blues of ocean scenes and distant landscapes. There is a bold use of paint, a specific point of view, and an everyday subject matter handled in a fresh and carefree way. It almost seems too easy at first, small and hurried, until upon further inspection you see the push and pull of translucence and opacity, the power of the cool, opaque greenery in the background, the fiery burn of flowers in the fore."

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jill Sarver

Jill Sarver ’10 was able to visit “The Floating Piers” while in Italy. She writes, “Christo himself even made an appearance! Pictures do it little justice. Absolutely magical beyond belief.”

About “The Floating Piers” : For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 (weather permitting) – Italy’s Lake Iseo is being reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water. The Floating Piers is the latest and last work of artist duo Christo and Jean-Claude. The floating yellow roads extend from the pedestrian streets of Sulzano, connecting the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola.

Perhi Fenninger

Perhi writes, "My demonstration for Warhol inspired POP art lesson for 8th grade..they chose their own subject..but since Warhol would have made portaits of our dearly beloved parted Prince..I enjoyed expressing him for this fun Color Theory project..I call it Pop Art Prince prints."