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.

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Leiva Jewelry Trunk Show + Sale

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 18-20, 11-6pm

As Confucius wrote, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without”. Each of these captivating stones are unique in their color, inclusions and shape - celebrating the organic, “from the earth” beauty of these industry rejected, conflict free diamonds. Jewelry designer Mandy Carroll-Leiva will be in the gallery to unveil her collection - Natural, Colored Diamonds.  Her exquisite work with natural, colored diamonds set in 18k gold are among the gallery's most sought after pieces. We invite you to be the first to see new designs that have been thoughtfully created over the last year - including a piece with natural, diamond slices.  Carroll-Leiva will also be available to work with you to create a custom piece, or to revamp an older piece into something new.  

Inspired by the stone on her bench, Carroll-Leiva creates each piece at her studio in Chester, Connecticut. She studied metals at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she graduated with honors and a BFA in jewelry.  Carroll-Leiva then relocated to New York City where she worked for five years as production manager for a well known, upscale, boutique jewelry company - TenThousandThings.  Later, returning home to the area she loves to launch her own jewelry line.

We look forward to seeing you.





Lori Warner's Calm 01 published on book cover



Average Joe Photo Show goes to college!



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



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Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, November 7, 2014


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Call for submissions

Do you take photos with your mobile device? Then 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!




We're pleased to be exhibiting Andraab cashmere scarves, shawls, stoles and wraps. These are not your ordinary cashmere pieces. Each piece is handwoven of the finest natural cashmere and intricately embroidered details. Lovingly made in Kashmir, India and signed by the artist working on the piece. A family business that has boutiques in India and selct retailers in the US. A perfect time of year, a perfect gift.



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Kegger A continuation with Trish Ginter of FROCK!

Second Monday of each month, 5:30-8:30pm:
Monday, February 10
Monday, March 10

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