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."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Still River Editions and Connecticut Photographics now accepting ApplePay

What's that you say? I think Apple does a better job explaining then I can, so check out this webpage. Right now it is only available for our walk-in customers but in the near future this technology will be moving to websites as a secure form of payment and we will implement this feature as soon as available into our websites.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Trailer Box Gallery "Three Plus One"

© Megan Marden
The exhibit "Three Plus One" at Trailer Box Gallery features the work of Antonio Carvalho, Honorah O'Neill, Kat Manning, and Megan Marden from April 18 2015 through May 30, 2015. There will be an opening reception on April 18 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Trailer Box Gallery is located at Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury, CT.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

James Grashow teaching corrugated sculpture workshop at WAA

James Grashow (left, crouching)
at a previous workshop
Washington Art Association is hosting a workshop "Sculptures in Corrugated Cardboard" with multi-faceted and internationally-acclaimed artist James Grashow.

From their website:
"Participants, working alone or in groups, will build Giant Corrugated Heads.

'Cardboard, tape, and glue seem to be a key that unlocks creativity." says James Grashow.' We will make a wild corrugated Easter Island!"

This workshop explores the potential of cardboard and its unique energy. With a grand idea at its core and the mistake-proof nature of the material, this workshop will be an unforgettable artistic adventure!

Basic materials and foundation structures will be provided."

For more information, please go to the Washington Art Association website.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spencer Eldridge exhibit at Keeler Tavern

"What to Do with Two Whales"
© Spencer Eldridge
Painter Spencer Eldridge has a new series of abstracted landscapes in a solo exhibition at the Carriage Barn at Keeler Tavern Museum from April 11 through 19, 2015.

There is an opening reception on Friday, April 10 from 6 pm - 9 pm. Keeler Tavern Museum is located at 132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

Eldridge will be giving an artist's talk in the Carriage Barn as part of Ridgefield Arts Council's "The Generator" on Monday, April 13 at 7:30 pm.

From the Keeler Tavern Museum's website:
"Working from abstraction, in his early work, towards a more representational approach (The Path Paintings 2013) Ridgefield resident Spencer Eldridge has come full circle and returned to abstraction with the series in this show. Spencer holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MAT from Manhattanville. Currently, Spencer teaches visual arts in the Katonah-Lewisboro Schools and works with aspiring young artists in both the visual arts and music. Spencer’s work can be found in many homes from Connecticut to California, as well as in public and corporate collections."

Hamlethub article on the exhibit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Art Young Gallery celebrates the work of Bethel illustrator with exhibition

"The Art Young Gallery is curating the first solo showing of Art Young illustrations and ephemera since his ACA Gallery event in 1939. Opening March 27th, 2015 and running through April 26th, 2015, the exhibit will feature many pages of one of a kind correspondence, a plethora of the publications in which Art Young appeared, and numerous pieces of original art - including works from the extensive collection of Glenn Bray (author of the beautiful comic-art tome “The Blighted Eye”), as well as the jewel of the exhibit - the original large-format pen and ink illustration of “Capitalism” (also referred to as “The Last Supper”). “Capitalism” is considered by many to be one of the top-three most famous works of Art Young and was included in the Contemporary American Artists exhibit at the immortal 1939 New York World’s Fair." (from Facebook)

The opening reception is at 7 pm on Friday, March 27, 2015.  The exhibition and opening event take place at Bethel Historical Society, 40 Main St., Bethel, CT. 

This winter, the Bethel Historical Society and Seraphemera Books co-published a lost manuscript of Mr. Young's titled "Types of the Old Home Town". The book is published in a hand-made first edition of 333 books.