September 27, 2013

Savoring the end of summer

Trailer Box Gallery

An Arts Project Space At Jim Felice Studios
15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15, Danbury Ct. 06877




Dave Gesualdi

Bob Keating

Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 2013

Opening Reception

Sept. 28,  6pm - 8pm

Gallery Hours:

Thurs. Fri. Sat. 12pm - 5pm

or by appointment
203 797 0230


The Manchester Historical Society is pleased to present “Harvest” an exhibition of sculpture by Brian C. Walters II at the History Center on 175 Pine Street in Manchester.  This is the inaugural visual art exhibit to take place at this venue.

Walters, a Bethel Connecticut based artist has been sculpting for over a decade and has exhibited throughout Connecticut and New York. While self taught as an artist Mr. Walters has an extensive welding and metal working background that he has honed since first expressing interest in the trade back in the late 90’s. The marriage of his creativity and passion for the trade is very evident in his work. He is represented by the Behnke Doherty Gallery of Washington Depot, Connecticut, and a member of the prestigious New Haven Paint and Clay Club.

The theme of this exhibition is “Harvest”; honoring the humble beginnings of the Cheney Brothers’ silk empire as a silk cultivation initiative, while playing on Walters’ use of raw and collected materials to create his art. Using innovative technologies as a catalyst for change, the Cheney Brothers transformed from silk growers in the early 19th century to one of the largest silk manufacturers in the world by the early 20th century. An enduring symbol of their success is the survival of the Machine Shop, the host venue of this exhibition. 


Roberta Friedman:  “Embedded”
October 3 – October 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 6, 2-5 pm

Roberta Friedman, a member of City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT., presents “Embedded...”, new work of  multimedia collages  and encaustics, from October 3 through October 27, 2013.  The opening reception is on Sunday,  October 6, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  On Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, City Gallery hours will be extended to 5:00 pm., as a participant in City Wide Open Studios.

Friedman’s watercolor and wax enhanced collages transform papers and natural elements into embedded layered paintings that explore and celebrate the wondrous unpredictability of water-based media infused with the intense colors of wax and oil based pigments.  Friedman’s bias remains her unending fascination with the natural layering of the landscape—its grandeur and its serenity—and her continued quest to re-imagine those layers, through textures, light and color. She has introduced both hot and cold wax techniques into her layering process.

 Please visit the gallery Thursday through Sunday, from 12-4 pm, or telephone for an appointment. (203-782-2489).  For further information contact :, or

Reynolds Fine Art
is pleased to present

Breaking Boundaries:
The Art of 
Susan Weinreich

Opening Reception: 
Friday, October 4th, 5-8pm
(Lectures being given at 1:00pm during Open Studio Weekend, October 19th & 20th)

October 4th-29th  

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to offer a hand picked selection of early vintage drawings, pastels and woodcuts executed by artist, Susan Weinreich between the years 1974 to 1994.   Two decades that span the transition of the artist's descent and emergence from schizophrenia. Never ceasing to create, Weinreich gives us a raw, sometimes frenetic look into her past, yet inevitably hints at the promise of triumph.

"Weinreich has used her work not to escape her schizophrenia, but to master it.  She has a coherent life narrative that includes both isolation and connectedness, madness and sanity.  Of necessity, her work has a dark side.  But art is the product of creativity, which is a lesson in vitality. The immediacy and evident passion of her work reflect the lost time when she had no real voice; the imagination evident in the work owes much to the time when the imagined world and the real one had such porous boundaries.....These brave pictures, suffused with intimacy, elaborate her unstinting gaze at both the smoothness of the world's surfaces and the jagged turmoil of the human mind." 
Andrew Solomon, PhD, is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, psychology and the arts.

Susan Weinreich is a celebrated American Artist, Lecturer and Mental Health Advocate whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited across the nation. Ms. Weinreich's artwork is in the collection of numerous individuals, public and private, including, The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, the World Corporate Headquarters of Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Four Winds Hospital, in Katonah, New York.
The show will be on display from October 4th through the 29th at Reynolds Fine Art located in New Haven's historic 9th square on 96 Orange St. The Shows opening reception will be held on Friday the 4th of October from 5-8pm. For inquiries please contact us at 203.498.2200 or email us at


96 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone (203) 498-2200 

A pop-up exhibit on display in the Silver Circle Art Studio

Featuring CT Art List Members:
Amy Almeida
Jessica McGarry Bartlet
Tiffany Johnson
Ashleigh Kay
Lori Warner
On Display: October 4 - 27, 2013
Reception: Friday October 4th, 6-9pm
 About the CT Art List:
CT ArtList was founded in September, 2012 by Danbury, CT painter Megan Marden. Marden, who has an M.F.A. in painting from Western Connecticut State University, created the site to provide visibility and valuable information to Connecticut's visual artists. In November 2012, the website was profiled on Sharon Butler's art blog "Two Coats of Paint."

The website lists information on over 250 (and counting) Connecticut galleries and art spaces. Additionally the website provides listings for arts employment, internships, grants and residencies. Calls for artists and exhibition opportunities statewide are updated on a regular basis. 

WOMEN IN NATURE, From Corset Bound to Breathing Free
Gallery Talk with Melissa Croghan, Ph.D., connecting Women in Nature to the Fabulous Art Collection at New Britain Museum.

SAT.   OCT. 5     10:15 am    in the classroom at FVAC  
 – 4A at Farmington Valley Art Center
                    BREATHING FREE
             A medley of Prose and Poetry 
       A lively Reading by Melissa Croghan 

Crossing the Line: A Collection of Drawings

What we are talking about is a recording of lines and shapes; that is everything.
                                        - Louise Bourgeois

Works  by Anna Held Audette, McCrady Axon, Joan Backes,
Dave Bassine, Riley Brewster, Pamela Cardwell, Jan Cunningham,
William DeLottie, Kate Ten Eyck, Teresa Fortsch, Laura Gardner,
David Livingston, Lenny Moskowitz, Perry Obee, Ronnie Rysz,
Kelly Schmidt, Jean Scott, Rick Shaefer, and Anita Soos

Curated by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

October 5 through 26, 2013

Opening reception, Saturday October 5, noon until 2

Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:00

Gallery of The Institute Library . 847 Chapel Street . New Haven, CT


IMAGE: Laura Gardner, Blind Contour Drawing of a Lily, 2010. Marker on paper.
   Courtesy of Duncan Milne.