Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jim Felice's "The Circus is in Town" at the Bethel Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

"The Circus is in Town"
© 2016 Jim Felice
Jim Felice's sculpture "The Circus Is in Town" is featured at the Bethel Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, which will be on view on the grounds of the Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT from May 7, 2016 through May 5, 2017.

Felice's piece is part of a year-long installation of sculpture works throughout downtown Bethel curated by sculptor David Boyajian.

Other sculptors whose work is included: David Boyajian, Murray Bodin, Richard Pitts, B.A. D'Alessandro, Glenn Zweygardt, David Gerlach, Steven Brooks, John Ferguson, Sarah Bader & Matt Rink, and New Antiquity.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

RIFF Rocks the Park, indie music festival in Ridgefield, May 20 - 21, 2016

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival will present RIFF Rocks The Park with two events at Ridgefield's Ballard Park, on Friday evening, May 20th and all day Saturday, May 21st. The two-day event will celebrate the connection between music and film and will run concurrently with the film festival. Ballard Park is located at 485 Main St., Ridgefield (the corner of Gilbert and Main).

On Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra's Wind Ensemble, led by Albert Montecalvo, will officially open the film festival, playing a selection of themes from famous film scores. The concert will be immediately followed by a screening of The Beatles classic forerunner for indie film, A Hard Day's Night in the park. 

RIFF Rocks the Park resumes on Saturday 11a.m. - 6 pm with an all-day music festival in the park. Eight local indie bands will perform throughout the afternoon, playing original material and covers of songs that have appeared in films or on soundtracks over the years. Bands in the order in which they are playing:
Blank Slate
Tori and the Renegades
Quiet Giant
Telegram Scam
Spectral Fangs
Chica Non Grata
The Sawtelles
Lys Guillorn & Her Band (featuring Still River Editions' own Lys Guillorn.)

"Both Indie filmmakers and indie musicians are hungry, committed and know how to get things done," explains RIFF Music Director, Spencer Eldridge. "We wanted to bring them together for the festival so they can experience each others' work in a warm and friendly setting and hopefully make some connections to other artists they might not otherwise find the time to meet." 

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, created by local playwright and theatre director, Joanne Hudson, is a site-specific film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the world through cinema. RIFF brings more than 70 films from 23 countries around the globe to Ridgefield, Connecticut for thoughtful screenings in curated venues such as the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Library, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum and the Prospector Theater. In addition, RIFF offers master classes in different aspects of film and filmmaking. The festival runs May 20-22.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"Before Your Elders You Must Stand": Nicaraguan Portraits by Robert Kalman

© Robert Kalman
Photographer Robert Kalman will be exhibiting his Nicaraguan portraits at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St., New York from June 8 through July 2, 2016. There will be a reception on Tuesday, June 7 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

The photographer says of this body of work (via “Larreynaga is a small Nicaraguan farming community located in a harsh, arid region that’s sparsely populated because it borders on being inhospitable. In this out of the way impoverished village with limited access to health resources, there are a considerable number of elders, people ranging in age from their 70′s to 100′s. This series of formal black and white portraits is a dignified tribute to these remarkably resilient individuals.”

In addition to the opening reception, the artist will be present during gallery hours on June 11, 16th, 26th and July 2nd. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm and by appointment.

Monday, May 9, 2016

"Nature Unraveled" solo exhibition by Dayna Wenzel at Ridgefield Guild of Artists

"Nature Unraveled" is an exhibition of solo work by sculptor Dayna Wenzel at Ridgefield Guild of Artists' Upstairs Gallery from May 14 - June 19, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 14, from 4 pm - 6 pm.

Wenzel's work incorporates found human-made materials along with natural objects into three-dimensional works and sculpture.

Wenzel is also showing work in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists Main Gallery Group Exhibition, "By a Thread: The Fine Art of Fiber" also on view from May 14 through June 19, 2016.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Upstairs Gallery 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Phyllis Crowley: "Strata" at City Gallery

"Golden Pier"
© Phyllis Crowley
The photography of Phyllis Crowley is featured in the solo exhibition "Strata" at City Gallery, 994 State St., New Haven from May 5 - 29, 2016. There is an opening reception on Saturday, May 7 from 4 pm - 6 pm.

Crowley says, "These large-scale panels refer to geological layers of earth, water, organic growth, and include manmade objects. The multiple image pieces replace the traditional split second slice of the world with a narrative without a story."

Crowley's work is also featured at the Gallery at Still River Editions through May 27, 2016 in a solo exhibition titled "Off Peak," which opened on April 2.

Friday, April 29, 2016

New - Still River Editions discussion group

Still River Editions has started a new discussion group. General discussions of art, photography, and the digital printing process called Giclee. Its easy to sign up, you can post comments, questions, or anything else you would like. Give it a try here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Reprint Sale April 25-29, 2016!

We are having a flash reprint sale from today, Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29, 2016

Still River Editions is offering 15% off digital reprints of photos/artwork you've already had printed by us from Apr. 25th through 29th, 2016 (including additional prints made from new work when ordered during the sale period).

All you have to do is order reprints and the discount will be applied (excludes sales tax, shipping and all other services, cannot combine with other discounts.)

All work must be ordered during the sale period in order to receive the discount. You can email, call or come in. We have many files archived, so please call or email us.

If you want to upload a new file that you are ordering multiple prints from, use our handy online uploader

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Basic Digital Photography course at WCSU in June 2016 as part of Summer Art Workshops

© Elyse Shapiro
The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University is offering a Basic Digital Photography non-credited course taught by noted photographer and educator Elyse Shapiro as part of their offerings in Summer Art Workshops (see bottom for list of others). The course runs Mondays and Wednesdays from June 6 - 29 from 10 am - 12:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $350.

From their Eventbrite: "Learn how to use your digital camera starting with all the technical aspects of camera operation and continuing with how to use the camera more creatively. We will discuss how to navigate through menus, modes and options simplifying the process from beginning to end. Discussions include downloading and organizing images as well basic enhancement tools in Photoshop. Additionally we will go into the wet darkroom and make photograms, which can be scanned and digitalized.
 * A Digital camera capable of manual operation is required for this workshop. No cell phone cameras."

The Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU is located on the Westside Campus at 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury.

Other summer art workshops offered during this time include Painting Workshop I - Painting the Light, Drawing from Nature, Etching without Acid: Monoprint & Drypoint, Bookmaking & Letterpress, Painting Workshop II - Anatomy of the Head & Portrait Painting from Life.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Musical Performance by Emma Soleil to benefit Danbury Arts in Action

© Emma Soleil
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Soleil is the featured performer at a coffeehouse-style benefit for Danbury Arts In Action at A Common Ground Community Arts Center, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury on Saturday, April 23rd.

The evening starts with an open mic (7:30 sign-up) and snacks and beverages will be available purchase. Admission is by free-will donation. All proceeds benefit Danbury Arts in Action, an organization providing arts mentoring and training to at-risk people in the Danbury area.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mary Jane Magoon at Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT

© Mary Jane Magoon
Mary Jane Magoon, watercolorist, is the featured artist at Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT from April 10 - May 28, 2016.

Magoon says of her work on her website, "Living in rural Connecticut provides me with endless inspirational subjects. I am especially fascinated by the changing reflections of light and shadows on everyday objects. Reflected glass and windows are some of my favorite subjects to paint. The transparency of watercolor makes these reflections extraordinary and luscious."

She is a member of Northeast Watercolor Society, Kent Art Association, and the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown.