Friday, December 12, 2008

Lori Barker Art Show December 14th through January 17th, 2009

Art is my Church, Reiki is my Prayer

Lori's work is an imitation of her life, an ongoing collage, deep with excitement and spiritual mysteries. As a Reiki and Shamballa Master and therapeutic touch practitioner there is always the desire to explore the other side of matter and to express what the artist inside sees.

‘Using the right side of my brain, as an artist for 35 years, I speak to the left on fewer occasions now. Pictures form my logic, numbers become elements for collages and philosophical thoughts turn into hues of the palette. Much of my art is formed by dreams and executed by intuition. Angel photography dominates my mixed media engravings on metal but other techniques and images are filtering in when I least expect them.’
Photography, paint and unusual materials comprise the palette of Lori’s art. She has developed her style in manipulated Polaroid image transfers, emulsion transfers engraved photo transfers on metal and mixed media collage.

Lori is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Conn. St. University
Further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College, and Omega Institute.
Solo exhibits in Connecticut include: The UCONN Library, Norfolk Artisan's Gallery, Atelier Gallery in New Milford, Church House Concerts, Haddam, the Gathering Place, Hartford, and New Milford, Torrington, and Waterbury Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and numerous libraries including the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield and the Hunt Library in Falls Village.
Lori’s one-woman shows in other states include the Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA, and the Smith Gallery in Manchester, VT.

She was Artist in residence at Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA.
Lori was featured in magazines including the Crafts Report , Artitude, Artella and on the covers of Reiki One and The Door Opener.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ed Kruelski November 3 through December 6, 2008

Ed Kruelski, Jr. Art Show

Ed is a self-taught artist who uses the mediums of charcoal and pastels. He has received awards from:

Richter Center for the Arts

Candlewood Art League

Society of Creative Artists, Newtown

Kent Art Association

Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Connecticut Pastel Society

Pastel Society o America

The Salmagundi Club

Art is a "profound challenge; personal and universal, immediate and endless, direct and etherial." My thanks to Westconn for their Guest Artist Lecture series--free and open to the public and my thanks to those artists who candidly share their enthusiasm, their hones critique and their friendship."

Laurie Quigley Sweet Oct 26 through December 6, 2008

Laurie Sweet Art Show

October 26 through December 6, 2008

View slideshow

About the A r t i s t
Laurie Quigley Sweet is an illustrator and
decorative artist, of seed time studio,
and art teacher, at Wamogo High School.
Every day is the theme of her art, in which
she explores multiple mediums such as lucite
shadow boxes, oils or acrylics on wood and
canvas, decorative boxes, and small
postcards. Mrs. sweet has been published in Gourmet, with Random House and Mcdonalds. This autumn she will pursue a Masters of Arts in Holistic Thinking. Laurie resides in Goshen with her husband, Matthew
and sons, Patrick and Christian.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mike Amodeo Art Show

Sept. 15-October 25

I am an award winning self-taught nature photographerwith over 10 years experience in the field. My file incluces Birds, Mammals, Flowers and Landscapes from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After spending 20 years in the information technology field, I am using my knowledge of computer technology to produce fine images from film and digital cameras. I have developed an extensive knowledge of Color Management technology enabiling me to produce fine art images. I control the complete process from capturing the image to producing the print. The end result is my vision that began with the click of the camera shutter.

Color has such an incredible effect on human beings. Bright colors in images can be so uplifiting and can elevate your mood by just dazing off into them. The vibrant colors found in nature are such an intoxicating sensation to witness. It' the colors, the contrast and how light is playing on the scene and what draws me in and inspires me to capture an image in nature.

My equipment includes professional SLR camera bodies including the Canon EOS3 film body. the EOS 20D digital body with an assortment of Canon lenses. My favorite films are Fuji Velvia and Provia 100 F, both for there rich color palette and fine grain though the majority of my shooting today is digital capture.

Published: Birds & blooms June/July 2006

Summer Lifestyles 2006 Waterbury Sunday Republican


Second Place in Birds 2007 "Our Natural World" Barn Swallows

Connecicut Audubon Center of Glastonbury


Northern Exposure Photographic Gallery - Selected Themes

413 Main Street (Railroad Square) West Cornwall Ct 06794

860 927 3319 or 860 355 4275 for Gallery Information.



phone: 203.723.1214

View slideshow

Monday, July 28, 2008

August 11 through September 13, 2008

The Housatonic Art League (or H.A.L.) is a non-profit art organization serving the Greater New Milford area as well as many other western Connecticut towns.

Organized in 1971 by a small group of professional and semi-professional artists, HAL has grown over the last 30 years to become a multi-faceted organization. Amateurs, students, Sunday painters, emerging artists and professionals are all equally welcome as members. HAL provides an arena in which artists and craftsmen can socialize, exchange ideas, meet new friends and learn new skills that may enhance their lives and careers.

HAL awards a scholarship annually to an area high school senior winner of a portfolio competition, and provides qualified art show judges free of charge on a regular basis to community organizations.
HAL also sponsors art exhibits for local banks, restaurants, and businesses, monthly art demos ("An Evening with the Masters"), and art classes taught at reasonable rates to area residents.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Art Work by Chris Osborne

Chris Osborne
24 Lester La., New Milford CT 06776

Chris is the recipient of the 2007 National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) Prize, the Classic Car Club of America 2003 Fine Art Award of Excellence, and the Glenmoor Gathering (Ohio) 2007 Best of Show award, Chris Osborne pays homage to the American automobile by way of the art of portraiture. “There are key things in American culture that absorb my attention, the fabulous cars of decades past, the colorful people who drove them, and the true American musical genres, Jazz & Blues. Any combination of these elements may appear in my work. After exhaustive factual research and the use of figurative models, I like to apply an imaginative view of history, bringing to the present a candid moment in time shared with the viewer.”

Raised in New Milford, Connecticut, Osborne received a BA in Art from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson NY and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After an extended stay on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970’s, she moved to New York City, working with legendary artist’s agent Jane Lander representing a group of illustrators with a preference toward fine art. This pivotal move guided Chris toward figurative drawing and painting, and in the mid-1980’s she left the agent profession to pursue art on her own. Over the decade of the 1990’s Chris supplemented her work by managing the Jazz & Blues department at Tower Records Lincoln Center, the largest retail record store in New York, which put her significantly in the midst of the music world. It was an experience that will forever enrich her painting, as she is currently working on a history of Jazz and a history of Blues in visual form, decade by decade, city by city, with the American automobile as a natural focal point.

Chris has exhibited widely in galleries and art associations in the Northeast and New York City, along with invitational exhibits at annual Collector Car events such as the Kruse Auction in Auburn, Indiana, the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, the Hamptons Concours d’Elegance, the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, and the Classic Car Club of America annual gathering in Hickory Corners, Michigan. She was the CCCA poster artist for 2005. In April & May of 2006 the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and Kruse Museum in Indiana exhibited her work in a solo show.

A Sample of the show!!!

View slideshow

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hank Meirowitz June 2-June 28th

Long time resident of New Milford and New York City, Hank Meirowitz has proven himself in group and solo shows a photographer with a keen eye for texture and pattern, and an enthusiastic manner for whatever subject matter presents itself.

His photographic talent has encompassed an assortment of diverse themes, including babies, tame and exotic animals, rural life, and pastoral scenery, and panoramic views of Russia and other cities in Europe, and now the grandeur and majesty of Arizona and the Grand Canyon and environs.

He has been a Photographer for the Pampered Pet for years and has entertained many four legged friends in his studio on his property for photo shoots or petting session or merely "shooting the breeze." His love of animals is clearly reflected in his one-on-one approach with them. His goal is to the the STATURE and IMPORTANCE of the family pet.

He has shown his works in various libraries and galleries and restaurants in the area, has lectured at camera clubs a schools on his technique in photography and printing, giving new ideas to his audience on cropping, shading, high lights, etc.., to achieve the desired results. He is open to suggestions about improving his work, and is always looking for new venues and subject matter.

His advertising in local newspapers and magazines, with a different pet picture in every ad,; has resulted in a plethora of work with local four legged celebrities. Too him every pet is a STAR, and he makes sure he/she feels that he/she is.

Recently, he completed a one man show at two different libraries on the glories and splendor of Moscow and St. Petersburg, with digital camera and photoshop effects, and met with excellent reviews from newspapers and viewers of his work. It is always gratifying to have new people approach you at receptions and tell you how much they enjoy your work. An artist always enjoys a pat on the back and vote of approval, plus a sale of his work, knowing that it will have a prominent place in a new home.

Hank writes, "This show at the New Milford library is something I truly anticipate, as I just returned from Grand Canyon and had been over whelmed by the beauty and color of the area. Hopefully viewers will feel the same and vicariously enjoy the scenery."

His next shoot will be in Poland and am anticipating an exacting set of images. "Hopefully, I will be able to share them with you in the future."

Preview Hank Meirowitz's art show at

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

NOW SHOWING April 6 through May 31, 2008

Richard L. Andrews is a native of Connecticut, born in Danbury, raised in Brookfield, and living in New Milford since 1976. Following a life-long interest in art and photography, he started exhibiting his work in 2000 with a one-man show at the Grand Patisserie on Main Street in New Milford, Ct. He has recently completed his fifth show there. Since that initial 2000 show, he has been exhibiting extensively in Litchfield and Fairfield counties in one-man shows, galleries, local art associations, contests and various charitable fund raisers. His work has won numerous first, second, third and honorable mention awards locally. The emphasis of the majority of this photography is country landscapes, farms, woods, lakes and all of the varied natural (and sometimes man-made) beauty of northwestern Connecticut. With the acceleration of development in this part of the state, Mr. Andrews writes, "It is great to be able to at least preserve some of these scenes on film." All of his work is on film media, not having been drawn into the digital avalanche-yet. He is basically self-taught, although he studied art formally and completed numeerous studio art courses. He has also studied with the New York Institute of Photography.

Mr. Andrews work can be seen and purchased in fine art card form at various local retailers. Currently his card catalog is at 266 different scenes and is constantly expanding.