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C U R R E N T E X H I B I T I ON S :
Monotypes by Lori Warner
Two originals from Lori's popular 'workshop print' series now on view.
Lori has completed two small monotype prints in anticipation of her series to be released upon her return from her annual Exploring Monotype in the Exumas travel and art workshop.
U P C O M I N G E X H I B I T I O N S :
D A L T O N G H E T T I
Sculpted Graphite Pencil Tips
Dalton Ghetti is an accomplished self taught artist and an interesting, wonderfully unique person! We're very pleased to again exhibit Mr Ghetti's original sculptures. Please stay informed on this site and on our Facebook page for our upcoming gallery talk and signing of his limited edition prints.
We will be exhibiting all new pieces by Mr Ghetti in August.
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S :
Leiva Jewelry Spring/Summer Collection
now on view
Mandy Carroll-Leiva's new Spring collection inspired by a study of nature's pastel blossoms. Her exquisite Spring collection is based on a small grouping of extraordinary natural sapphires. New pieces featuring her trademark natural diamond, tourmaline, garnet and Tahitian pearls will also be unveiled and remain the gallery's most sought after pieces. We invite you to be the first to see her all new designs. A perfect way to celebrate Mom!
Mandy is available most Sunday's in the gallery to work with you to customize your own design. A perfect opportunity to bring in your own stones and work with Mandy to create a new custom piece of jewelry for you to cherish. Appointments are encouraged. Email us here
Mandy draws inspiration from the exquisite materials with which she works. She is always searching for new and stunning combinations that will empower it’s wearer with a sense of beauty, strength and femininity. Mandy’s designs are all created in her studio in Chester, Connecticut. Mandy grew up in Chester, and went on to study metals the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she graduated with honors and a BFA in jewelry/crafts. She then relocated to New York City where she worked for five years as a production manager for a well known, upscale small jewelry company. Later, she returned home to the area she loves to launch her own jewelry line.
Dalton Ghetti - Artist Talk
Date and time to be determined, Fall 2013
Dalton returns to the gallery to exhibit new work and talk about his backgroud, thought process and passion to create these awe inspiring, little masterpieces! Seating limited. Sign up very early. Email, visit or call the gallery 860-322-4265.
U P C O M I N G W O R K S H O P S :
Benjamin Reynaert - Bookbinding Workshop!
Date to be determined, Spring 2013
Hardcover Concertina Binding - Bind your Children’s Artwork or Your Own!
Lori has come up with a great bookbinding workshop! Our visiting artist, Ben, joins us from Manhattan where he teaches at the Center for Book Arts.
In this fantastic one-day workshop you will learn a simple and easy binding technique? to create a beautiful display book for your children’s old drawings or any other paper ephemera you would like to showcase. What a great gift or memento for yourself! During class we will trim down and collage pieces of paper to fit to size. Techniques ?will be demonstrated for creating the folded Concertina spine and attachment to clothbound hard covers. Bring in 10 pieces from your collection.(finished books?will be approx. 5 x 8” landscape).
Benjamin Reynaert will lead the workshop in an informal and fun Concertina Binding for your cherished, but unmanageable papers! Ben, a graduate of RISD received his BFA and BARCH in 2005 and 2006. Upon graduating he interned in the bindery at Bloodroot Press in Ann Arbor MI and has since taught bookbinding, papermaking and book arts related workshops at a variety of universities, libraries and institutions. At Hollander's School of Book and Paper Arts where he co-founded their Artist Residency Program in 2008. He was a 2009 recipient of the Nell Meldahl Scholarship for the Paper and Book Intensive at the Ox-Bow School in Saugatuck, MI and is currently a 2010-2011 Van Lier Scholar at the Center for Book Arts in NYC pursuing advanced studies in book arts.
Student Supply List:
- Artwork or paper of any sort!?- Any bookbinding tools you like to have on hand: bone folder, metal ruler,? x-acto knife, cutting mat.
Workshop fee (includes ALL supplies needed): $65.00 per student. $30 deposit required to reserve your spot. Limited space. Email us or call the gallery, 860-322-4265
Bookbinding Handout (.pdf to view or print)
Denyse Schmidt, Improvisational Patchwork Workshop!
Sunday, August 4th, 10am - 3pm
Workshop cost: coming soon.
Don't miss this opportunity to take one of Denyse's fantastic workshops at the gallery! A combination of tradional craft and contemporary design has elevated Denyses work to an international stage. We are thrilled to host her in the gallery for this intimate, creatively liberating hands-on workshop! Limited to 8 participants. More info coming soon.