Pamela Hochstetter and Ellen Lazarus at Peter Lawrence Gallery

© Pamela Hochstetter
Works on paper by Pamela Hochstetter and Ellen Lazarus are the subject of the exhibition "Layered Expressions" at the Peter Lawrence Gallery, April 13 - May 6, 2012. There is an opening reception featuring wines by White Silo Farm and Winery on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 3 - 5 p.m. The Peter Lawrence Gallery is located at 703 Kent Rd., Gaylordsville, CT 06755.

Litchfield Jazz Festival This Weekend to include Fine Art & Crafts Village: Pat Gullett

© Pat Gullett
Pat Gullett, who makes beautiful, ancient-looking jewelry, will be exhibiting at the Litchfield Jazz Festival this weekend. The festival runs from Aug 6-8, 2010 at Springs Center, Kent School, Kent, CT. Gullett's Howling Moon Studio is participating in the Fine Art and Crafts Village, and will be there Fri. 5-10, Sat. and Sun. 11 am -10 pm

We printed a few large mounted fine art prints for Pat's booth--her work looks great big, so check them out at her booth if you go.  

Music includes Dave Brubeck, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz, a Cannonball Adderley Tribute, Anat Cohen Quarted doing clarinetwork--Benny Goodman and Beyond--just a few highlights, and there are so many great artist. The set I am most inerested in is Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussein, and Edgar Meyer Sunday night at 7 pm. 


Banjie Getsinger Nicholas Open Studio June 26-27 in Warren, CT

"The Attic of My Soul"
© Banjie Getsinger Nicholas

The studio tour takes place on Saturday, June 26 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. There are 24 artists participating the free tour in Bantam, Cornwall, Goshen, and Warren. Connecticut's northwest corner is full of creative people making contemporary art who are generously opening their studios for the general public.

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas creates delicate drawings in silverpoint, and luminous painting in egg tempera. Birds, nests, feathers, flowers, and landscapes are often paired with intriguing objects, like antique toys, or paper cutouts. Sometimes text is part of her silverpoint drawings. 

For the studio tour, she will likely go into detail about the processes she uses, and the inspiration she gets from birds (she is also a certified wild bird rehabilitator).

Here's a previous post about Banjie, and an article from the Litchfield County Times that features video about how she makes her own paints.

Information about where to go is on the Open Studio Tour's website.

Go! Have fun!


Claire Tuffereau at White Silo Farm Gallery through this weekend

© Claire Tuffereau

Watercolorist Claire Tuffereau, a client whose work is full of life and greenery, will be showing at the White Silo Farm & Winery Gallery through this Sunday, December 6. The gallery is open Fri., Sat., and Sun. from 11 to 6, and is located at 32 Rt. 37 E. Sherman, CT.

Also of note, the Silo offers tastings of its fruit-based wines made from their own fruit.


Richard Klein at Project Room in Washington, CT

"Black Friday, 2009"
© Richard Klein
Ashtrays, speakers, eyeglass lenses,
jar lids, shopping cart

Richard Klein will be exhibiting at Project Room of the Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT from July 25 to August 23. Tony Carretta of Litchfield is also exhibiting. There will be an artists' reception this Saturday, July 25 from 6-8 pm.

Klein's sculptures incorporate eyeglass lenses and other glass and found objects; they shape surface, volume, light, and shadow. They're surprising and beautiful. Tony Caretta also uses glass in his antiquity-inspired, sculptural vessels.

Klein is Director of Exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Tony Caretta is gallery director at the New Arts Gallery in Litchfield, CT, where Nancy Lasar is exhibiting this month.