Works by Ecka Blaire Faulds & Peter Wnek
Nov
19
to Dec 31

Works by Ecka Blaire Faulds & Peter Wnek

The Loft Gallery at the Smithy Store will host an opening reception for Connecticut artists, Ecka Blaire Faulds and Peter Wnek, on Saturday, November 19 from 4-6pm. The reception is free and open to the public. This exhibit of paintings by Ms. Faulds, and photography by Mr. Wnek will be on view through Sunday, December 31. 

Peter’s style of photography span from the altered and image composite photos of the digital realms for his commercial assignments to a more ethereal, romantic feel of his small format camera captures, while also striving for the purists perspective when creating an image with a large format view camera.

http://peterwnekphoto.com

Ecka Blaire Faulds received her BFA in Painting from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and her work has been selected for a number of awards and exhibitions including the Washington Art Association’s “Young Talent Exhibition” in 2012, designed to showcase promising artists under the age of 30; and for award by curators of the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

She participated in the first residency of Artspace: Torrington, in Connecticut (now known as Five Points Gallery), which served to foster an open dialogue between the general public and working artists – encouraging exploration, opinion, and interest. She currently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and works for the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

http://eckablaire.com

 

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Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Needle Felting Night

This month we'll be crafting for Christmas so there will be kits for santas, snowmen, sheep, penguins, polar bears and assorted ornaments.  Please let Rachel know if you plan to attend and what type of kit you might like at hgredbarn@aol.com.  Always feel free to bring your own project or choose to buy a kit from the assortment.  $10 to attend.

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Needle Felting Night
Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Needle Felting Night

Join us for Needle Felting Night at The Smithy with Rachel Gerowe.  Dogs will be featured.  Choose from assorted kits or bring your own project.  $10 to attend, all kits available for an additional fee.  Let Rachel, at hgredbarn@aol.com, know if you plan to come and if you'd like something in particular.

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Vista Art Opening with works by Ella Crampton-Knox & Emily Kennedy
May
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Vista Art Opening with works by Ella Crampton-Knox & Emily Kennedy

The Loft Gallery will open VISTA, featuring paintings by Litchfield artist, ELLA CRAMPTON-KNOX, and photography by Bantam resident, EMILY KENNEDY on Saturday, May 28.  This exhibit runs through Sunday, July 10.

 

Guests are invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, May 28th from 4 - 6pm. The reception is free and open to the public

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Needle Felting Night
May
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Needle Felting Night

Join us for Needle Felting Night at The Smithy with Rachel Gerowe.  Participants can join for $10 and bring their own project to receive guidance and support, or they can purchase a kit for an additional fee.  This month alligators will be featured, but as always, other kits are available.  Let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Rachel at hgredbarn@aol.com.

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LOCAL MAKERS MARKET
May
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

LOCAL MAKERS MARKET

In celebration of Mother’s Day, The Smithy Store will host a Local Makers Market on the second floor Loft.

Customers can browse one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items made by Connecticut artisans, including clay pieces from Boston Tile & Pot, natural small batch soaps for body & home by Solstice Handcrafted, functional pottery from Bell Hill Pottery, jewelry by designers Elizabeth MacDonald, Missy Stevens & Terri Tibbatts, and laundry soap products by Nutmeg Naturals.

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ARTIST'S OPENING RECEPTION - 'ESSENCE' works by Ann Kromer
Apr
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

ARTIST'S OPENING RECEPTION - 'ESSENCE' works by Ann Kromer

The Loft Gallery will open a new exhibit, ‘ESSENCE’, featuring landscape and gardenscape paintings by Ridgefield artist, ANN KROMER, on Saturday, April 9. This exhibit runs through Sunday, May 22.

Guests are invited to meet the artist at the artist's opening reception on Saturday, April 9th from 4 - 6pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Ann paints from nature in an impressionistic style, mostly en plein air, bringing a compelling immediacy to her work.  More recently, she has begun doing loose, free vibrant watercolors while traveling the countryside alongside her husband. She paints spontaneously as they drive, capturing the essence of the scenery rather than accurate depictions, calling these watercolors her "drive bys".  

Ann's landscapes and gardenscapes are in many corporate and private collections throughout the United States.  She has won many awards for her oil and acrylic paintings, including Best of Show at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists juried by New York Times art critic, William Zimmer.

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Second Nature
Feb
27
to Apr 3

Second Nature

The Loft Gallery opens their next exhibit, SECOND NATURE, featuring painter, Heather Scofield, on Saturday, February 27th. 

Heather relocated to Kent Connecticut, from Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1990's and became part of the Kent School community where her husband teaches art.

Surrounded by the beauty of New England and the Northwest Corner and Maine where she spends her summers, Heather was inspired to paint landscapes of the magnificent land around her. 

She has most recently exhibited her paintings as an elected artist at the Kent Art Association's "Elected Artists Show" last spring and the Akin Museum's "Meeting Past" show in Pawling, NY last fall, and a solo exhibit at the Kent Memorial Library Gallery in Kent, CT last November and December.  

Guests are invited to meet the artists at the Artist’s Reception on Saturday, February 27 from 4 - 6pm. The opening is free and open to the public.

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