Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Candlewood Kiss: An Alternative View of a Beloved Lake" photographs by Elisabeth J. Levy

"Candlewood Kiss"© Elisabeth J. Levyh
"Candlewood Kiss" features Elisabeth J. Levy's photographs of Candlewood Lake, and is on exhibit from June 15 through August 13, 2015 at Portofino Restaurant and Wine Bar, 213 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, Connecticut. There is an opening reception on June 20, 2015 from noon - 3 pm. 

From her press release: “I was relaxing at home one afternoon in mid-January when I looked outside and couldn’t believe how gorgeous the Lake looked. I had marveled at its beauty countless times but this Light and what it was doing to the water and the hills around it was beyond anything I had ever seen here before. I grabbed my camera and kept shooting until it got too dark. Then the next day I went out and shot again. It was about 24 hours of Candlewood Magic. It was my last winter on the Lake and I felt like it was giving me a kiss good-bye, hence the title of the Series.”

The exhibit is part of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut's "Accessible Art Series". 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council 2015 Open Your Eyes Studio Tour

"Colander Cornucopia"
© Ann Harriet Carew
27 artists from Washington, Morris, Roxbury, and Bethlehem are opening their studios as part of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council 2015 Open Your Eyes Studio Tour, Saturday, June 27, from 10 to 5 pm and June 28, from 10 to 4 pm.

Among the 27 artists participating are clients Ann Harriet Carew, a realist painter located in Roxbury, and Missy Stevens,  a thread painter and clay artist in Washington.

For full list of artists, see the link in the first paragraph.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Open House Day - June 13, 2015

The Gallery at Still River Editions is proud to be celebrating our 5th Open House Day. Here are the venues in the Danbury area that are participating and some restaurants listed for your convenience.

Danbury Railway Museum
120 White St.
Danbury, CT
(203) 778-8337
From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., receive 10 percent off in the Gift Shop.

Gallery at Still River Editions
128 East Liberty St.
Danbury, CT
(203) 791-1474
Open from noon until 5 p.m. Opening reception for Mobile Pics CT 2015, an exhibit of Connecticut-themed cellphone photographs. Alternative process photo demonstrations from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Refreshments, art, conversation.

Jim Felice Studios
15 Great Pasture Rd.
Unit 15
Danbury, CT
(203) 797-0230
Studio open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with demonstrations on sculpture making. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. enjoy a free artist reception at the nearby Trailer Box Gallery.

60 Newtown Rd. (Route 6 Plaza)
Danbury, CT
(Though not officially participating in Open House Day, this evening event is on the same day)
Opening for "Animals" exhibit from 5 pm - 7 pm. All artists are donating the proceeds from the sale of their work to DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society). 

Savage Studio
93 Mill Plain Rd.
Danbury, CT
(203) 743-3000
Gallery with functional ceramics offer complimentary refreshments from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Bethel Artspace
91 Greenwood Ave.
Bethel, CT
(203) 470-8390
Free admission to the gallery and active art studio, along with complimentary refreshments. Open from noon until 5 p.m.

Bethel Historical Society
40 Main St.
Bethel, CT
(203) 794-1050
Free admission to the museum from noon until 5 p.m., with a historical walking tour with a special price of $3. 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main St.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-4519
Free admission for Connecticut residents from noon until 5 p.m.

Suzanne Benton Studio & Art Showcase
22 Donnelly Dr.
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 438-4650
Open artist studio from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., offering complimentary brochures and gift exhibition cards

Restaurants nearby:
New Holiday Diner, 123 White St, Danbury, CT, (203) 748-9798
Pancho's Tacos Mexican Restaurant, 145 White St, Danbury, CT, (203) 790-0900
Double Twister Ice Cream Shop, 164 White St Danbury, CT 06810, (203) 748-7020
The Sesame Seed (Middle Eastern/eclectic)68 W Wooster St, Danbury, CT, (203) 743-9850
Hanna's (Middle Eastern) 72 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT, (203) 748-5713
Pho Vietnam 56 Padanaram Rd., Danbury, CT, 203-743-6049
Green Island Jamaican Restaurant 216 White St, Danbury, CT, (203) 743-6616
Lemongrass Danbury, 35 White St., Danbury, CT, (203) 628-7115

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Open House Day and Mobile Pics CT 2015 Opening on 6/13

© Wendy Cahill
The exhibit "Mobile Pics CT 2015" opens at the Gallery at Still River Editions on Saturday, June 13 with festivities to coincide with the State of Connecticut's 11th annual statewide Open House Day. The exhibit will run until September 25, 2015.

The free open house reception will be 12 noon - 5 pm on Saturday, June 13 with refreshments. There will also be alternative process printing demonstrations between 1 pm - 4 pm.

Other Open House Day events happening in the area and local restaurants listed here.

Photographers included in the exhibition: Seth Adam, Michele Lee Amundsen, Michael Arafeh, David Arbour, Todd Atkinson, Adrienne Aurichio, Stella Maria Baer, Gabrielle Barrett, Julie Beman, Dan Bishop, Eric Bloomquist, Dave Bonan, Karrie Bulger, Dawn Burdick, Wendy Cahill, Danielle Capalbo, Jeff Cedrone, Ken Dixon, Adeline Crites-Moore, Shona Curtis, Shannon Duggan, Chris Durante, Mark Estrada, Sheryl Fatse, Ann Franzen, Arthur Gerstein, Renato Ghio, Lys Guillorn, David Haislip, Jen Haislip, Violet Harlow, Mary Harold, Karl Heine, Hank Hoffman, Aaron Houghtaling, Joanne Hudson, Christy Jackson, William Jones, Karen Kalkstein, Stephen V. Kobasa, Stacey Kolbig, Phil Langin, Tiffany Lee, Isabel Levy, Melody Levy, Elisabeth Levy, Karin Mansberg, Sara Marquis, Samantha Mauro, Julie McNeil, Suzanne Molineaux, Vito Pasquale, Alegre Poniros, Sarah Rand, Barbara Ringer, Colleen Roche, Emily Roff, Michele Russell, Mark Savoia, Jennifer Schlesinger, Christina Spiesel, Allen Swerdlowe, Catherine Vanaria, Dan Villeneuve, Erin Waterfall, Dayna Wenzel, Samantha Yamin, Andrea Zimmermann.

The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT with free park Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. The studio and gallery will be closed from July 26 - 30th for vacation.

Bibiana Huang Matheis: Chinese Mojo at WCSU

"Chinese Mojo" is a solo exhibition of painting, installation and photography Bibiana Huang Matheis at the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University. The exhibition runs from June 2- through July 2, 2015.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and an artist talk on Tuesday, June 23, from 6 pm - 7 pm.

"Matheis is a Chinese-American immigrant woman, artist and photographer. The work in her exhibition is an autobiographical expression that makes use of symbolism and expressionism, creating a visual tapestry and treasure box, where the story is unveiled through each of her photographs. She weaves together a family album where every object has its own tale and each picture tells its own story. Some of the objects are valuable mementos, while others are simple everyday items.  Many images feature family members and the creative tendencies in her ancestry, such as her father’s calligraphy and her grandmother’s painting. Through her artwork she confronts her own cultural heritage and the struggles faced as an immigrant. It is an artistic expression of heritage, connection with ancestors, cross-culturalism and integration."

Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Solos" at Westport Arts Center

© Catherine Vanaria
Solos 2015 is the Westport Arts Center's Juried Members Exhibition, which takes place from May 8 through June 27, 2015. The opening reception is Friday, May 8, 6-8 pm.

The artists whose work is featured includes Catherine Vanaria, who is a Western Connecticut State University professor, and co-owner of Still River Editions and Connecticut Photographics. The other artists are Joy Bush, Loren Eiferman, Maria Lara-Whelpley, Gaye Korbet, Michael Kozlowski, Norma Minkowitz, Rick Shaefer.

Vanaria says in the artist's statement for this particular body of work "You are told during preparatory meetings with your oncologist that everyone’s reaction is different to chemotherapy. These photographs are my medical records of this treatment. They are the hard facts, vague impressions and everything in between that occurred to me since starting and now having completed this journey."

The exhibition was juried by Richard Klein, artist, curator, writer and exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT.

Article on the exhibit by the Francis Carr, The Norwalk Hour.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Danbury Museum and Historical Society

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is hosting a Wine with Friends fundraiser hosted by Wine World of Bethel from 6 pm - 8 pm on Thursday, April 30.

The evening will feature a savory selection of wines that are perfect for spring and early summer entertaining as well as munchies. Guests will also get a chance to preview the Danbury Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Focus on the Fifties" before it's official opening on Saturday, June 13.

Tickets for the event are $25, and 100 percent of ticket sales benefit the programs and facilities of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, a cause close to our hearts here at Still River Editions. We appreciate everything they do, and the ways they engage the community.

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is located at 43 Main St., Danbury, CT.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Bloom" at Art and Frame in Danbury

The group exhibition "Bloom" runs from April 5 through June 6, 2015 at Art and Frame of Danbury, 60 Newtown Rd., Route 6 Plaza, Danbury, CT.

The theme is spring-inspired work in all media.

The opening reception is Saturday, April 25, from 5 pm - 7 pm and includes live music. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Banjie Getsinger-Nicholas featured in "Two the Point" silverpoint exhibition

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Banjie Getsinger Nicholas and Joel Spector are featured in the two-artist exhibit "Two the Point" at Gregory James Gallery, 93 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT from May 2 - June 7, 2015. There is an opening reception on Saturday, May 2 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

The exhibit features silverpoint works and paintings by Nicholas and Spector. Silverpoint is a drawing technique that uses a silver-tipped instrument. The silver deposited on the prepared ground tarnishes and changes over time. The shift that occurs is part of the beauty of the finished piece.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Faith Stewart-Gordon: "Hither, Thither and Yon"

© Faith Stewart-Gordon
Painter Faith Stewart-Gordon is featured in a solo exhibition "Hither, Thither and Yon: People and Places, Real and Imagined" at Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT from May 2 through June 13, 2015. There is an opening reception on Saturday, May 2 from 2 pm - 4 pm. 

From the Gunn Library website: "This gallery showing marks Faith's eighth solo show since she returned to painting in 2009 after a six-decade hiatus. She has previously shown her work in Montesarchio, Italy, where her theme was the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as at the Richard Stein Salon in New York City. Her work has been exhibited locally and is also on view at 'The Upper Crust' restaurant in New Milford, CT. She studies with artist and teacher Banjie Nicholas."