current and upcoming exhibitions, events and workshops, noteworthy pieces, announcements (please scroll down)
C U R R E N T E X H I B I T I ON S :
please visit the gallery to see an exhibition of new work from our represented artists and designers
U P C O M I N G E X H I B I T I O N S :
AVERAGE JOE PHOTO SHOW
Sunday February 2, Super Bowl Sunday at 12 noon
An international photography exhibition hosted at Lori Warner Studio / Gallery and online.
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 cellular device, this exhibition seeks photographs of ordinary or (extra) ordinary moments taken with the camera app on a cell phone. This years’ philanthropic focus is water.org.
Submissions are being accepted now through the end of 2013! Don't hesitate! Submit here!
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S :
BLACK & WHITE - LEIVA TRUNK SHOW
Friday December 6 through Sunday 10-7
Sunday, December 15 10-1Join Ann Lightfoot in the gallery during Chester Holiday Market to talk about and view new arrivals and browse her stunning Winter 2013 Collection. A gallery favorite for gift-giving. See more of her work here and on our frequently updated Facebook page.
CHESTER HOLIDAY MARKET
Sundays 10-1, November 24 - December 22
And especially for this market: Hot, Seasonal, Street Food by Local Restaurants, Holiday Sweets, Decorations, Wreaths & Greens, Hot Chocolate & Treats, Holiday Storytime for Kids, Strolling Carolers, A Visit from Mrs.Claus! Unique Restaurant & Merchant Events
Also! Friday, Dec 6th, 5-8
Chester’s Holiday Night Festival Tree lighting of the decorated Spruce at Main and Maple. Art gallery and shop opening receptions featuring the 2013 Chester Ornament and sensational seasonal menus in the restaurants.
N O T E W O R T H Y :
ANDRAAB - THE FINEST CASHMERE.
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.
U P C O M I N G W O R K S H O P S :
S T I T C H A N D K N I T !
A new series with Trish Ginter from FROCK! Second Monday of each month!
Monday, September 9, 5:30-8pm
Monday, October 21, 5:30 -8pm *rescheduled due to Columbus Day*
Monday, November 11, 5:30-8pm
Arrive anytime after 5:30. Light refreshments provided and River Tavern take-out is optional ;)
This is an informal stitch and knit "circle" encouraging creativity though sewing (hand or machine) and knitting led by Trish Ginter of FROCK (our neighbor!). Bring unfinished and/or new projects and be inspired by the magic of a group of like-minded people offering creative criticism and problem solving. Instruction not included, but we can all help each other out! Sign up ahead or drop in, $12/person.
B E N J A M I N R E Y N A E R T
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)
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