Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Richard Stalter October 25, 2015

Richard Stalter Richard was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 27th 1934. He developed an interest in art at a very early age, gaining recognition for his work in both grade school and high school. He kept his interest in art alive in his college years at Ohio State University and after he graduated. He mistakenly thought that advertising was the only practical way to utilize his artistic interests to make a living. In 1958, during a six month stay in New York City, he met and befriended a master impressionist artist, Bernard Lennon. In l964, Richard quit his job in advertising and moved to Gaylordsville, Ct to study with Mr. Lennon and began his career as a professional artist. That year also marked the beginning of his participation in the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (New York City) and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (Mystic, Ct). Throughout the years, he won many prizes in both shows including First Prize in Oils four times in the Mystic exhibition and Special Landscape Award at the Washington Square show. During those years he also participated in other group shows in the Northeast winning prizes several times in Newport, RI and once in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Stalter paints his subjects on location finding inspiration from scenes throughout the Litchfield Hills and nearby New York State, within easy reach of his Gaylordsville home. He paints all four seasons at these locations and adds figures and still life painting done from life to his body of work. From the 1960's through the 1980's, he traveled yearly to Provincetown and Wellfleet on Cape Cod to capture the seaside light and subjects and visited there in 2007 to paint. Beginning in the 80's, he sought out the boat and water subjects on Mystic and Stonington, Ct. He still paints there two or three times a year. One of his lifelong ambitions was to preserve the best of contemporary impressionist works of art in a museum which he spent five years (1994-1999) helping in the unsuccessful attempt to raise sufficent funds to establish it in New Milford, Ct.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Christina Achorn March 29 through May 10, 2015

Christina’s work primarily consists of charcoal drawings which employ figures and settings derived from her own invention. She learned traditional applications of fine arts and human anatomy while attaining her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Upon her arrival at the Lyme Academy in 2010, as a Drawing major, she was awarded the Chandler Scholarship and the CICS Independent College Scholarship for the merit of her portfolio. The exhibit will be on view during regular library hours .

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lacee Yurtoglu

February 15 to March 29, 2015
I am a self taught multi media artist specializing in water color and ink works. I also enjoy illustration and look forward to exploring it more in the future. I have been hiding "Lacee Art" illustrations in the downtown New Milford businesses for several years. These completely free, positive illustrations invite the participant to my social media pages to come along my journey exploring self expression. Some of these "Lacee Art"s also are redeemable for free commission work. I genuinely enjoy doing commissions because they challenge me. As much as I love to create art for me I love receiving direction as well. I'm open to commissions at the moment and would love to work on new projects. I have been on a mission these past few years to celebrate life. My recent works have been a reflection of that. I have been in the mist of a expressive color study. I've been focusing in on line work as well. I find line work to be the most fulfilling part of any piece. You can fallow my creative path on FaceBook at or on Instagram @LaceeSmiles or also by using the hashtag #LaceeArt .

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bette Anne Wygant

November 30th through January 4, 2015
My Journey Each painting explores the energy of eternal light, that can heal & inspire all of us. We only need to recognize it around us and within us. I hope my work inspires others to find and share that light. I have been an oil painter for forty-eight years. It is my quest to investigate and experience the bond between the physical and spiritual worlds. We are just one breath away from continuing. Visit my other website here for more about me and my art work. Also visit my posts on Unity.Gallery - a social network for artists: Here is a video featuring me and my work there as well: Let me share this with you, ”Day of Judgement” (below), was painted in 1974, after my brother was murdered while attending Law School. His death sent me on a lifelong journey to understand and connect with a deeper reality. Recently I was able to continue this healing process by participating in a show in Newtown, CT where "Healing Through Art" was the focus. Through my art I was able to connect with a few who had lost loved ones in the recent tragedy. They were reassured to see and hear the good news of eternal love and healing that is possible. I look forward to continuing on this journey through similar opportunities where others can share in this experience.
Another focus of my work is on the Natural energy that surounds all living things. In this painting, "Spring Symphony" (below) I share my impression of a moment in time. While I was riding in my car, I glanced out the window as the Sun peeked out of the dark raincloud to reveal an intoxicating sea of wildflowers, while listening to the Brandenburg concertos. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the moment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

J.G. Coleman Photography

J.G. Coleman Photography October 19-November 30, 2014 J.G. Coleman is an award-winning landscape photographer whose work is a celebration of the natural and agricultural heritage of the American Northeast, with a special emphasis on his home state of Connecticut. Building upon an early background in sketching and painting, Coleman ultimately discovered a passion for artistic communication through the aesthetics and rhythms of the natural world. He incorporates into his photography, the full range of dynamics in our living landscape, leveraging exquisite light, ceaseless motion of water and wind, transformative power of the seasons and an inexhaustible array of organic shapes, contrasts and colors. Coleman's work has been recognized by the Ct. Forest and Park Assoc., and National Park Service and he's taken part in various exhibitions, including those hosted by local conservation organizations such as the Madison Land Trust, Granby Land Trust and Glastonbury Adubon Society. He produces fine art prints. His work is available from his online galleries at JGCOLEMAN.COM. His imagery has also been used in editorial, magazine, advertising and museum contexts. The full breadth of J.G. Coleman's landscape photography is on display at his online gallery. He also hosts a photography blog, From the Field, where he routinely releases new work and elaborates upon the unique landscapes and fascinating histories that inspire him.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

School Lunch Artwork by Lisa Deloria Weinblatt

September 7, 2014 through October 19, 2014
Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt graduated Magna Cum Laude, Art Department Honors, 1987, Queens College, Flushing, New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1991 She has been awarded five Artist-In-Residence National Scholarships In 2005, Lisa exhibited in nine museum shows across the USA. She has had over 35 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over 175 group shows. " Superb, large, figurative paintings that tell stories... of a social nature...Active and pensive only begin to describe the intent behind these remarkable works...a wealth of remarkable paintings that address such important contemporary issues as cultural diversity and the challenges inherent in personal relationships... Stephanie H. Plunkett, Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Meditations on Water

Artists Barbara Soares and Jim Stasiak July 1, 2014 through August 9, 2014 "Meditations on Water," is a collection of fine art prints by award-winning photographers Barbara Soares and Jim Stasiak presents the transformative and healing nature of water. These images capture moments of tranquility, energy and flow which can be used for meditation and reflection. Water surrounds and envelopes us. We interact with it every day. This collection of photographs presents an opportunity to share our connections to water with you. The images were photographed in locations ranging from the mountains of New Hampshire and the rivers of Connecticut, to the ocean in Maine and the island of St. Lucia. We hope that you find the soothing reflections, rushing spray and gentle waves an invitation to pause and meditate, to imagine the fleeting movement of the water carrying you to a different state of mind and being. Bio / Artist's Statement: Barbara Soares Barbara Soares, MA, is an award-winning fine art photographer, reiki master, performance artist, and digital imaging pioneer. She received her training in photography and creative arts expression from The New School, Pratt Institute, Barnard College and The Graduate Institute, and has studied with Erica Steinberger, John Paul Caponigro, Tillman Crane and Alberto Villoldo. Her work has been shown in galleries, schools, and alternate spaces in New York City, Connecticut and Westchester, including the Mattatuck Museum, Canton Artists Guild, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Washington Art Association, Artwell Gallery and the Atrium Gallery of the Warner Theatre. Barbara's style of bold color and photo/graphic design is derived in part from her experience in art therapy, transformational energy and reiki healing. Her work of the past 25 years has been done as a zen meditation in seeing, photographing and printing images as 'visual haiku' that challenge the viewer to perceive the world in a different light and composition. "My creative process involves getting to a 'no-mind' state, where I experience a scene intuitively, where time seems to stand still and magic can happen. Being able to capture a bit of that magic and transform it into a work that enables the viewer to experience that fleeting moment for as long as they wish is at the core of my work. Passion, resonance, shadow and light, form and movement, essence of the moment, essence of the heart - these are the raw materials I draw from and live for." Her most recent work, "Meditations On Water" is a collaboration with Jim Stasiak. For further information, she can be contacted at 860-354-7265; Artist's Bio/Statement: Jim Stasiak Jim Stasiak is a photographer, instructor and printing arts professional residing in New Milford, CT. His work spans over 40 years of documentary, creative and travel photography, in both film and digital processes. He is experienced in professional retouching and optimizing of images for the fashion, music and specialty products industries; preparing images for fine lithographic printing; teaching professional Photoshop techniques for photographers and artists; and consulting in systems and software for the photographic process. His photos have been selected for juried shows at the Mattatuck Musem, Canton Artists Guild, Silvermine Art Center and Artwell Gallery. Jim has given workshops in Fine Art GiclĂ©e Printmaking at the New England Photographic Workshops and Northern Exposures Photographic Gallery. He was Gallery Director and digital photography instructor at the New England School of Photographic Arts, and attended Pratt Institute, where he was Photography Editor of the student newspaper. “A photograph records a moment in time. The translation of that moment into a meaningful image displays the photographer’s intent to capture the viewer’s imagination and curiosity, expand the viewer’s perception, and evoke an emotional response. My prints derive primarily from photographs: some are literal translations of the captured moment, others become the basis for images contained within the moment. Much as seeing a print develop in a tray of chemicals has always been magical for me, there is a similar thrill of discovery in finding and developing an image hidden in a photograph, and seeing it come to life in my digital darkroom. Being able to print these images and share them with the rest of the world is its own reward.” His most recent work, "Meditations On Water" is a collaboration with Barbara Soares. Contact Jim at 860-248-5924 or