Monday, November 11, 2013

Shoreline ArtsTrail Opening Reception

Kicking off the Shoreline ArtsTrail upcoming Open Studio Weekend was a reception yesterday by one of the Sponsors of the Trail, Friends & Co Restaurant in Madison CT.
One of the most artist-friendly restaurants along the CT shoreline, Friends & Co certainly lives up to its name.  Owners Greg Benson and Brian Gondek (also Chef) invite artists to show their work in rotating exhibits throughout the year.  In addition to providing well lit surroundings, they also ask for no fees for sales AND provide (as their calendar allows) an Opening Reception for each artist.  Really.  They support the local art community that much.
It has been my pleasure to curate exhibits for them and to lend a hand to invited artists in mounting their exhibits as needed.  Certainly a pleasure for me to work with such appreciative people…on both sides of the equation.

 Sculptor Lisa Carlin, 'Words by Jen' designer, and painter Laurie Douglas with  husband Eugene Douglas
The Douglas team, Potter Alice Chittenden with friend Diane Provo

Totally forgot name of charming woman with Painter Hannah Baldwin (r)

Laura Lyons fiber piece "Gemma"

"Fall" by Melissa Imossi who is a new member

Laura Lyons' piece "Mia" which sold :^) before the Opening and had to be replaced with another of her works.  Nice position to be in

 The large central piece is by Melissa Imossi, flanked by two watercolors by new member Steve Plaziak
Two of Jinny Goggin's watercolors are left.  Right Christine Chiocchio's painting

Open Studios Weekend is November 23-24, 10am-4pm each day.  Check the website for details.  I will be setting up my studio with Potter Alice Chittenden at the Guilford Art Center.  Drop by!

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