Monday, January 12, 2015

Artandcolour: Now Showing in New Haven!

I've got a new exhibit hanging now, a great way to start off 2015! I have twenty seven of my pieces hanging in New Haven at a very cool wine bar named  Cave à Vin: A Wine Bar on State Street. They will be hanging through the end of March. This is my first showing since "LocalColour" in 2009 at the Keyes Gallery at the Willoughby Wallace Library in Stony Creek.

As you walk in these pieces are to your right. The recently updated "Hoohoo's Honeymoon Harley" is on the lower right, with the new "Checkerberry No. 3" above it. 

A cool seating area in the front of the bar features these leather couches and easy chairs. This informal grouping was selected so seated customers have eye-level pieces to look at.

The rear of the room features a grand piano and Cave à Vin offers live music weekly. The odd angular shape of "Demonseed" lower center, echoes the open grand piano just off to the left of this image. I have a good mix of brand new, never-before-seen pieces and a core group of my earliest ones. "Sunday Morning" is in the very center, and is a newly updated piece using one of my grandmother's 1920 photographs taken at the Indian Point House in Stony Creek.

An accent wall in this rich darker hue really helps these three pieces pop. Making their public debut are,  "Sunflowers," center, and "Me, My, Mo," raight. Far right is a mirror with two bottles on it and that is reflected on the wall to its left. It looks like there are two mirrors with bottles! With the naked eye, that reflection was barely visible. The digital camera really picked it up.

The "business end" of Cave à Vin with the wonderful proprietor, Linda, on the right. I thank her so much for giving me the opportunity to show my new work! Buddy James is to the left, always there supporting me, along with his fiancée, Nikki who set up this show for me!

A great photo of my bestie June. We packer her Subaru to the rafters, packed Nikki's Volvo to the rafters and schlepped all the art into New Haven. Here relaxing on the leather sofa later!

Nikki, right, was instrumental in setting this show up for me. Having known her since 1981, and our mothers were friends before that, Nikki has always supported me 200%. Both of these "gals" as my dad would have said, have gone out of their way a million times for me and I thank them immensely!