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Link to image gallery coming soon.

The Lori Warner Gallery is pleased to announce Jeremy Ziemann as our 2014 Solo Artist. Ziemann's new series of works are light sensitive structures that are "captive forms" meant to be explorations of atmosphere and light experience. The medium of cast urethane has been meticulously researched and tested - to the extent of designing a hyperbaric chamber to aid in the creation of these forms.

"I have been working on minimizing the structure that holds the elements'." Ziemann states.

Lori Warner said of seeing Ziemann's new work, "Ziemann has achieved a sense of light and color without physically lighting his work. I have yet to see any works in contemporary art with this subtlety of illumination from within. This new series is extremely complex in process, but doesn't show this; Ziemann's work retains a simplicity and pureness. It's very refreshing to see work that portrays color and the gradation of tones in such a direct, contained yet atmospheric way. I left the studio with excitement for him, the work and even my own work."

Ziemann has been working in his studio for many years on personal projects in parallel with the multitude of custom fabrications and collaborations he has done for others. He worked with Sol LeWitt for a period spanning nearly 20 years, first performing wall drawings in the field and then as Ziemann's own studio was developed he worked primarily on LeWitt's structures. He collaborated with LeWitt on unique photo projects and multiples. As explained by Ziemann, "It was a partnership that allowed me to maintain my independence yet further explore our shared interest in geometric forms." Ziemann still oversees the construction of LeWitt's concrete block structures as they are sited for exhibitions, private collectors and museums worldwide.

Ziemann is a Chester native returned. His father, Richard is a renowned printmaker who also lives in Chester. Ziemann said that ultimately they "both draw inspiration from our surroundings."

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Call for submissions through January 1st, 2015 - Exhibition Opening February 2015

Do you take photos with your mobile device? Then your photos may be included in our 2nd annual international photogrpahy exhibition! submit up to 12 photos taken during 2014, containing an element of water and a human form.

The Average Joe Photo Show is an international photography exhibition hosted at Lori Warner Studio / Gallery and online to benefit water.org. Please visit averagejoephotoshow.com for a gallery of images and information from our 2013 Show. Submissions are being accepted now through the end of 2015! Don't hesitate! Submit here!

The Average Joe Photo Show highlights the average person’s perspective of our everyday world. Since the majority of the worlds’ population now enjoys some sort of mobile device, this exhibition seeks photographs of ordinary or (extra) ordinary moments taken with the camera app on a cell phone or other mobile device. This years’ philanthropic focus is water.org.
The response from the press, participants and visitors has been incredibly positive. We encourage everyone to get invovled!





Lori Warner's Calm 01 published on book cover



Average Joe Photo Show goes to college!

JULY 14 - OCTOBER 28, 2014

Press Release:
Lori Warner and Rebecca Steiner dove in headfirst when they issued an online call for images taken by cell phone (or mobile device) that featured water and the human figure and installed it in Warner’s art gallery in Chester earlier this year. As a result of the overwhelmingly positive response they received, the duo has taken their “Average Joe Photo Show” on the road and is now sharing it with the campus community at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Through the project, they sought to illustrate how ubiquitous cell phones have become in daily life and to simultaneously examine water and its place in our lives.  The eclectic 234 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers from this country and well beyond, capture everyday events to unique moments.  Hoping to step beyond the visual results, Warner and Steiner incorporated a philanthropic twist and arranged for part of the proceeds of photo sales from the show to benefit water.org, an organization that provides access to safe water and sanitation to people in Africa, South Asia, and Central America.  
The “Average Joe Photo Show,” now on view in the Norman Stevens Gallery in Homer Babbidge Library, will continue through October 24.   A public reception will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
 “Working on this project I have been continually struck by how much we take for granted – and what is so easily accessible to us - in the developed world,” observed Rebecca Steiner. “Yet for so many people in other countries or walks of life, both ever-present technology and natural elements (like water) are true luxuries. Given how organically the ‘Average Joe Photo Show’ evolved out of an intersection between seemingly contrasting components, perhaps this project will inspire people to see connections in our greater shared global community they might not otherwise have imagined.”

We look forward to seeing you at the Reception on Thursday, August 28, 5 - 6:30PM


A selection of original monotypes and giclee prints from the workshop series.
Since her childhood, Lori Warner has spent the majority of her winters in the Islands of the Bahamas. In 2009, Warner partnered with Staniel Cay Yacht Club to begin a series of printmaking workshops held throughout the year.  During these workshops, she created a series of her own work.  Her original monotypes and limited edition Giclee prints have developed a strong following. Warner is able to capture the essence of the Islands and temperate landscape with a carefully mixed palette and inviting composition with emphasis on the water, flora and coral island landscape.

(above: Cay 01, limited edition Giclee print released 9/25)


Carrie Gustafson featured in New England Home, Jan-Feb 2014



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S T I T C H  A N D  K N I T !

A continuation with Trish Ginter of FROCK!


Arrive anytime after 5:30.

Light refreshments provided by the gallery and River Tavern or NEW Simon's To-Go Dinners are optional ;)

An informal stitch and knit "circle" encouraging creativity though sewing (hand or machine-drop off/pick up machines in front of gallery) and knitting led by Trish Ginter of FROCK (our neighbor!). Bring your unfinished and/or new projects and be inspired by the magic of a group of like-minded people offering creative criticism and problem solving. Or, bring some finished pieces for "sew and tell"! Instruction is not included, but we can all help each other out! It's a BLAST!

If possible, please let us know if you plan to attend, or you're always welcome to drop in, $12/person.


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Bookbinding Workshop! Date to be determined

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)

Center of Book Arts website

Benjamin Reyneart website