November 25, 2012

An Artful Season

diane birdsall gallery
16 lyme st
old lymeCT 06371






Come Celebrate With Us!


At 4 P.M., the gallery will be open for caroling, goodies, and holiday cheer. Lend a voice or just enjoy the festivities!


6 P.M. - 8 P.M.

From December 1st through December 23rd, the gallery’s annual Small Works, Big Hearts exhibit offers Christmas shoppers a unique and affordable opportunity to find beautiful gifts of artwork at affordable prices. Artwork, jewelry, textiles and other items crafted by local artists and artisans will . A portion of all proceeds will be donated to FISH, a local shelter and food bank.

Artists interested in exhibiting can find information and a downloadable prospectus here.


7:30 PM

Join us for a very special reading of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale, directed by the Desultory Theatre Club's Keith Paul!

Tickets: $10.00 at the door. Show begins at 8:00 P.M.


7 P.M. - 9 P.M.

Bring your favorite wine, snacks and a friend for a unique creative experience in a relaxed social setting. Take a break from holiday shopping for some fun! And maybe your "masterpiece" can be a gift for a loved one.

Holiday Gift Workshops

Throughout the month of December, the gallery offers crafty opportunities for all ages. Come in and create your own one of a kind gift on Saturdays from 10 A.M. until 12 P.M.!

$10 plus materials


Create a beautiful botanical garden in miniature with master gardener Courtney.


Wrapped yarn molding technique with Sue.

Four fun card making techniques with Jenn.

Silver Circle Gallery introduces new works by noted artist Leila Namin

About the Artist

Born in 1986 in Tehran, Iran, Leila Namin received her B.F.A in Painting from the Fine Art University of Tehran in 2009. She moved to U.S after that to experience being an artist in a bigger view and to be able to explore her art with more focus. She received her M.F.A from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Painting in 2012. For her successful work in MassArt, She was one of the 6 graduate students in Boston who got a review in the Boston Globe on August 2012. She currently lives and works in Worcester, MA.
Silver Circle Gallery is located at 75 Main Street in Downtown Putnam, CT. Since 2008, Silver Circle has been a fresh, contemporary space where local and regional visual artists convene to show and sell their work, educate others, and inspire one another and the community. 

Visit for more information.

Artist Statement
 My work is made through many layers of narrative and medium. Narratives evolve from different source material such as photography and found imagery. Recently I've been working on wood panels that allow me to scrape the surface and make the "process", part of the concept of the work. The clash between narratives often come from experimentation with ink, colored pencil, charcoal, acrylic, and oil mediums. Drama and theatricality are two essential aspects of my paintings.

Vista: A Study of the Land
Artist Reception: Friday, December 7, 5-8pm

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Vista: A Study of the Land. This group exhibition will feature the work of nine national artists whose approaches to landscape painting are as diverse as their subject.

Vista is a glimpse of nature as translated through the eyes and hands of nine unique artists. Tranquil, ethereal landscapes are juxtaposed with ones that show signs of a vigorous, ever changing world. While one artist may employ the practice of landscape painting as a retreat from modern life, to stand in awe of natural beauty and recall the ideologies of past masters of the genre, another artist looks at man's imprint on the land and embraces both the tension and harmony created. Each scene, however, captures obsession and memory in paint. 

In technique, each artist's approach varies just as much as the land's terrain. Vista is composed of minimalist to highly obscured views of the world. A landscape may be recreated though a very controlled, pensive hand, or its atmosphere may be captured through an artist embracing its unpredictable nature. Whether the landscape is used as the subject or simply a vehicle through which to explore the medium of painting, each image in this exhibition is sure to capture the viewer with its beauty and mystery. Not only are we invited to view the same landscape as the artists who painted it, but also to experience the same place in our own, individual way.

Best Wishes from the Magic Temple:
Works on canvas & drawing installation by Insook Hwang

November 17 through January 5

A-Space Gallery
West Cove Studio
30 Elm Street
West Haven, Connecticut

Friday and Saturday, 10 until 4
or by appointment,
phone 203-500-0268

ILLUSTRATION: Insook Hwang Jubilation(detail), 2012. Paper, lenticular, glitter, and acrylic on canvas.