EVENTS/EXHIBITIONS/VISITING ARTISTS

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST, 3-8PM

Lori Warner Studio/Gallery Celebrates 10 Years with a retrospective exhibition, and a selection of student work created during annual monotype printmaking workshops in the Exumas, Bahamas.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.” -Steve Jobs

The Lori Warner Studio/Gallery is pleased to announce their ten year retrospective exhibition featuring artwork created over the last ten years by Lori Warner, master printmaker and gallery owner, and a selection of artwork by artists from her monotype workshops, held in partnership with the Staniel Cay Yacht Club on the island of Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas.
The retrospective exhibition is a celebratory exhibition. The love and desire to create art, past to present, and the collaboration of artists with one another is emphasized and celebrated. The color palette and compositions of the workshop prints, by artists in the Bahamas, teases us to hold on to Summer. The gallery will host an Open House and Reception on Saturday, September 21st from 3-8pm. Select works will remain on view through December 31, 2019. The event is free of charge and open to the public. There will be many surprises, give-aways with food and beverages for all.

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The view from the printmaking studio

WORKSHOPS

EXPLORING MONOTYPE AND COLLAGE IN THE EXUMAS, BAHAMAS
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Join us for our 11th year at our waterfront, printmaking studio on Staniel Cay, in the Exumas, Bahamas. Hosted by our partner, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Limited class size of six participants. 

Thursday, February 25th - Thursday, March 3rd, 2020 (1 space still available - inquire)
Learn, or practice, the printmaking technique of monotype, in a gorgeous location while exploring the cays of the Exumas. A fun way to create and be inspired by process, monotype is essentially painting directly on a printing plate and transferring this "painting" onto paper using the pressure of an etching press. We'll continue to explore process and layering with collage. Textures inherent in the painterly process of monotype will be used to create collages with the use of the printing press. Color and pattern will steer the imagery, resulting in free of form, finished works on paper. Different adhesives and Asian papers will be included. All levels of experience are welcome. This is an inviting, casual workshop where we provide individual attention to each artist. The experience is truly transformative with the fresh salt air combined with the love of art. Instruction includes mixing and understanding color as it relates to the surroundings, viscosity printing and mark-making techniques, archival adhesives, storage of prints, working in series, and the process of monotype printing and registration. Please contact us for details. Fee: $ (depending upon choice of accommodation). 

Fee includes:
- Flights to/from Ft Lauderdale, Florida (Executive Airport) and Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
- Customs fees, taxes
- Golf cart transfer to/from Staniel Cay Airstrip to accommodation at Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Accommodations at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Private welcome reception at sunset at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Daily full breakfast and buffet lunch at printmaking studio
- Private boating excursion with guide, picnic lunch and beverages, snorkel gear
- Art Exhibition and Opening Reception at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Private group dinner at Sea Level restaurant at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club
- Instruction with Lori Warner (three demos and critique) and printmaking assistant, all art materials and use of press. Unlimited artist grade inks, papers, and a personal portfolio.

For more info on travel, contact Jennifer Valencia at (954) 467-6658, or carol@stanielcay.com, www.stanielcay.com
For info on printmaking, call Lori at (860) 322-4265,
or email us.


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Ceramics by Florence Pénault

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
-William Morris

The Lori Warner Gallery is pleased to announce an Artist's Reception with Florence Pénault to introduce her work to our creative community and beyond. The reception is Saturday, November 17th from 5 – 8pm.  Pénault was inspired by the book “An Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty”, and is dedicated to create functional pieces referencing historical forms with the intention for people to use and appreciate them in their everyday life.  She discovered the pleasure of working with clay in 2004 when she moved from France to a Guilford, Connecticut. Pénault was trained by Darrell Finnegan, a Boston ceramicist, and at the Harvard Ceramic Program, in addition to learning techniques through different workshops in Paris. 

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SELECT SUNDAYS DURING CHESTER'S SUNDAY MARKET
(check back for updates to this list)

PAST EVENTS -
DEC 16 - Seana Bill, Seana will be at the gallery to talk about her furniture designs, from wood selection to custom projects
DEC 9th - Georgiana Goodwin, Verre Églomisé - the process of gilding precious metals on the reverse side of glass, etching in a design and incorporating paint elements. 
OCT 7 - Annie Averill, our friend Annie shows her quirky Goats in Space paintings
SEPT 30 - Muza Andaabi of Andraab Cashmere, Muza will show us his family's beautiful cashmere pieces, we missed last year, so save the date for this extremely popular trunk show!
AUG 19 - Ann Lightfoot SALE
JULY 29
- Mandy Carroll of Leiva Jewelry, our 2nd annual Weekend of Diamonds show (Fri, July 27- Mon, July 30) - see below
JULY 22 - Dalton Ghetti, miniature graphite sculptures carved into the tip of a pencil, showing originals and selling prints, artist talk at 1:30pm
JULY 8 - Barbara Kipfer, a gallery favorite! Book signing with the author of 14,000 Things To Be Happy About and many other best sellers!
JUNE 10 - Andrew Haviland, objet d'art and jewelry inspired by the rugged shoreline
 


PAST HAPPENINGS

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Our Annual Ann Lightfoot Jewelry Studio Sale
Saturday, Aug 18 (10am-6pm)  - Sunday, Aug 19 (10am-4pm)
New sale pieces released both Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am. Sale pieces are available for purchase through Monday at 4pm. We will take phone orders from photos of select pieces posted on our website - boutiqueswoon.com and facebook.

Please note: First quality pieces exhibited in the gallery within one year of the sale will not be included in the sale. Some pieces might be similar in style and color, but sale pieces are ALL second quality stones and materials. With exception to this sale, the gallery only sells first quality pieces. Sale pieces are not be eligible for returns, exchanges, alterations or repairs at any time, for any reason. Thank you.

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Horizon in Vertical - a new series of monotype prints by Lori Warner

"I’ve been exploring color balance in this new series, and find inspiration in the simple placement of colors in relation to one another.”

Lori Warner’s new series of monotype prints, Horizon in Vertical will also be on view. Giving herself strict perimeters in which to create a new series of monotype prints, Warner succeeds in working with horizontal bands of color within a vertical plate emphasizing the balance of color. The result is an exciting shift in composition by focusing on and repeating the horizon line in ocean landscapes. 

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IT'S BACK! Our 2nd WEEKEND OF DIAMONDS SHOW! 
Friday, July 27th (11-6) - Monday, July 30th (11-4). Please join us at this special event featuring a custom selection of natural, unheated, colored diamonds.You're welcome to drop-in at any time during our weekend event; no appointment necessary.

We're pleased to offer this special opportunity to view several groupings of gorgeous loose diamonds from our personal merchants who specialize in natural, conflict-free stones. Each of these captivating stones are unique in their color, inclusions and shape - truly celebrating the organic, “from the earth” beauty. Jewelry designer Mandy Carroll, of Leiva Jewelry, will be in the gallery to talk about the stones and consult on custom designs. Leiva’s exquisite work with natural, colored diamonds are amongst the gallery's most sought after pieces. 

Our intention is to show the process of creating a piece from beginning to end. From selecting the stones and imagining how they will be worn and enjoyed, to collaborating on the design and then seeing the result.This is a great opportunity to create a beloved piece for yourself, or for someone special. By working together with the designer, and it’s simple to stay within a budget! Guests are also encouraged to bring in their 'no longer enjoyed' jewelry pieces to consult with Mandy on creating new pieces using the stones from these older pieces with adding some of our diamonds as a compliment stone.


NOTEWORTHY

Lori Warner, Calm 01, featured on book cover