July 1, 2013

July: in with a bang!

Photo of Diana Lyn Cote 

“Leap of Faith” and The Look for the Good Project
Diana Lyn Cote and Anne Kubitsky
Diana Lyn Cote’s “Leap of Faith” exhibit displays 366 postcard-sized glimmers of gladness, one for every day of 2012, in answer to Anne Kubitsky of The Look for the Good Project’s invitation to identify what makes us grateful. Cote’s art and other community responses to Kubitsky’s question will be on display at the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT from July 6 – August 14 (open every day 9:00-4:30).
This exhibit is part of a wider community art project happening along the Connecticut shoreline this summer. Fellow sponsors include Trailblazer, Zane’s Cycles, G-Zen, Reclamation Lumber, The Friends of Hammonasset, and R.J. Julia Booksellers. Blank postcards to create your own glimmer of gladness will be available at all locations and may find their way into the Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery, onto the lookforthegoodproject.org blog, or even into an upcoming book.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 at the Mercy Center
from 7:00-9:30pm which will include dancing and the opportunity to create your own contribution to The Look for the Good Project.
Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 203-245-0401 or visit our website

Un/bound: By Mette Rishøj  
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 5-8pm

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Mette Rishøj in her first exhibition in the United States. 

Mette Rishøj was born in Randers, Denmark.  There, she studied art at Aerø School of Fine Art. Her work has been showcased in numerous collective and personal exhibitions throughout Copenhagen and other cities in Denmark. 

Mette was awarded the Nbex Gallery Prize in 2007 and some of her work is now part of the City of Copenhagen's art collection. Mette's work is dramatically energetic through her use of color and choice of subject matter. 

Rishøj's paintings depict a world with inherent hope. A place where even after the worst catastrophic event, there is something to look forward to. This artist easily conveys her expressive talents through her vivid paintings. Reynolds Fine Art is proud to host an exhibition by Mette Rishøj. We look forward to having you at the opening. 


96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

Phone (203) 498-2200 

Hand carved utensils by Steve Balkun


sponsored by
Mystic Carvers Club
PO Box 71
Mystic, Connecticut 06355

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Exit 90 off of I-95

SATURDAY  -   July 6 Th  2013
(Rain Date SUNDAY- July 7th)

Public Invited---Free Admission

Ribbons will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
 in each category for those entering the competition along with
 Cash prizes for 1st place, Best of Show and People’s Choice


Types of Carvings will include, Caricature, Fish, Human Figures, Animals, Chip Carvings, Song Birds, Relief Carvings,
 Folk Art & Mythical and Waterfowl

 There will also be vendors selling tools and related woodcarving materials.

Passion is the spark of the idea, coupled with the desire to explore it, and the necessary excitement in its discovery.
Discipline refers to the formal elements and time dedicated toward the physical organization of the concept.
Intuition is the truth of the perception, the recognition and immediate apprehension of the mystery and poetry of the intention, independent from a reasoned process.
Intellect is the dialogue and organization with which one understands and analyzes consciously the content and the structural process of the idea.

PO Box 417 | New London, CT 06320 US

New Exhibit Opening
The Feeling of Red:
Works by Bernice Harmyk
& Susan Rosenstone Larrow
6:00 - 8:00pm
Silver Circle Art Center | 75 Main St. Suite 3 | Putnam CT 06260| 860.928.2900
www.silvercirclegallery.com | info@silvercirclegallery.com

And Kudos to Susan Brereton on her recent award!

Simsbury Artist, Susan Patla Brereton, Receives Best in Show Award

Susan Patla Brereton of Simsbury, Conn., received a Best in Show Award on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from the Southington Arts and Crafts Association for her painting featured in its 22nd annual juried art show held at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street, Meriden, Conn. She received the honor for her 30” x 30” oil painting, At the Beach, a portrait of young girl in a beach hat. About Brereton’s painting, art show judge Jack Broderick commented, “Beautiful sense of light and design…A beautiful, fresh painting!”

Brereton works in a realistic style, focusing on color and composition. Flowers, portraits, and Maine scenes are among her favorite subjects for her oil, pastel, and watercolor paintings. For the past few years she has concentrated on children’s portraits. She says, “I try to capture their innocence and beauty by using color to focus on their expressions and eyes.” Using a unique color palette, her portraits emit an inner glow and freshness. She juxtaposes warm and cool colors, often using an under painting of purple, to add depth, volume and warmth. Recently Brereton also completed a Maine Event series highlighting images of island life using oils and pastels, and a floral series done in gouache and oils.

Brereton has an art studio at the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon, Conn., where she also teaches group and private classes. She has exhibited in Chelsea in New York City, Maine and Connecticut, and her paintings have been featured in numerous juried art shows throughout Connecticut. She teaches illustration at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Conn., and has a graphic design and illustration business working with Fortune 500 clients and individuals. Brereton graduated with a B.A. in fine art from Anna Maria College, a M.A. in illustration from Syracuse University and a M.F.A. from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Brereton also accepts commissioned work. Contact her through her website, http://susanbrereton.com or via email susan@design2llc.com