December 30, 2013

Ringing in 2014

Sneak Peak at First Night Hartford!!
This crew has been putting in major hours 
getting ready for their big graffiti event tues. afternoon.  
They're laying in pattern and shapes to their plan, and 
considering the dropping temps predicted for the Plaza.  
They'll be completing this epic artwork on-site starting at 2 pm.  
Come on by (bring warmth!). I'm on the support crew!

Also at the Plaza: Tang Sauce and Rumpus!

                                                            Los Cinco Graffiti Artists
Bushnell Towers Plaza
(across from the Wadsworth Atheneum)
2:00pm – 7:30pm
This diverse and dedicated group of graffiti artists, each with their distinct personal styles, will come together to evoke their passions in creating an artwork designed especially for First Night Hartford. Their project will be a compilation of graffiti and graphic design executed live on a self-built wall on Bushnell Plaza.
Los Cincos Artists (contact:
Lindaluz Carrillo
Mike Cerullo
Justin Farr
Mikey Lambert
Ben McCarthy
Sponsored by Greater Hartford Arts Council

Balkun Bros., artwork by Justin Farr

Balkun Brothers also performing for First Night Hartford:
Central Baptist Church
457 Main Street Hartford 

Artist: Freddi Elton
Title: Colorado
Medium: Encaustic on paper
Year: 2013

Artist: Myra Serrins
Title: Gather and Disperse
Medium: Hand-made paper with stitching
Year: 2013

City Gallery presents Revisions, a group of works incorporating textile, encaustic, and hand made paper by Freddi Elton and Myra Serrins, from January 2nd through January 26th, 2014.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 4th, from 1-4pm.

In considering the basis of the show, both Freddi and Myra were drawn to the past – they have been friends for many years, and both were struggling to resolve work that was begun years ago.  The process of taking time to revisit and reconsider both work and friendship has been rewarding on many levels – personally because distance had made their contacts less and less frequent and artistically, because while working in very different media, they faced similar issues in resolving their pieces.

We hope you will come to view the exhibit and consider how two very different artists have dealt with similar problems.  Please come by the gallery Thursday through Sunday from 12-4pm or call for an appointment.

For further information or appointments, please contact

City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511
203 782 2489