Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Do you make movies?

We want to screen them in 2012!

Paris In Plantsville is looking for Independent and local films to screen at the gallery!
Last year we screened two fantastic indy films - Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet, and I Need That Record! - and we had a great response!

So this year we want to do it more!  
If you're film maker and have a feature film, or some short films, and are interested in screening them drop Resident Artist Jon Bristol an email: jon-at-elmwoodproductions-dot-com

We're putting together the schedule now, and we'll be including a short film fest too!

And In January...
The resident artists at Paris In Plantsville have each selected a movie we want to share... And we hope you join us!
For three Saturday's in January we'll be having double features!
The screenings are free, but donations will be accepted!

Bring your favorite lawn chair ...or bean bag chair, or grab one of ours, kick back with some popcorn, and keep warm by the stove!

The screenings start a 7:00 PM, and the second film starts around 9:00, or 9:30...

January 7th will be Jon and Eric's...
Big Trouble in Little China and Pan's Labyrinth
January 14th will be Jordan and Sean's
UHF and Penguin Farce
January 21st will be Josh and Christian's
The Neverending Story and Beowolf

Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Munny Madness! Drop Off Starts Now!

Drop off your Munny, or Dunny, or Roo....  And so on!
The drop of dates are 12/10-12/13!
More info here:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

GREMLINS!!!

Do you know the rules for your pet Mogwi?
Never expose it to bright lights;
Never get it wet;
And never feed it after midnight...
Or you'll end up with “Gremlins”!
On Christmas Eve a small town is taken over by them! And it's not such a silent night!

Join us on 12/9/11 for a a special screening of this holiday classic!

As all our screenings this one is free! But we do appreciate donations to keep the films coming!
In 2012 we'll be looking to show films made by local film makers along with art documentaries and more...
If you are a film maker and want to hold a screening at Paris In Plantsville contact Jon Bristol - jon@elmwoodproductions.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

Munny Madness Drop Offs Start Tomorrow!

You get a Munny...
You make your Munny unique...
You bring it to Paris In Plantsville for the coolest toy show of the holiday season!

THIS WILL BE A CHARITY EVENT WITH 30% OF ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Submission Fees: $5.00 for 1, $10 for 2, After two submissions; infinite submissions for FREE!!!

The First 40 Entries receive a FREE Kidrobot Key Chain!!! 

Official dates : 
Drop offs start December 3rd through December 15th
Opening gala will be December 17th at 7pm - 11p



Pick up a Munny at Blick in Plainville, CT and tell them we sent you.
And check out www.kidrobot.com/munnyworld for ideas and fun!

THIS event is be sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials!!!!!
Visit their website for awesome deals :

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Film Screening

NEVER FEED THEM AFTER MIDNIGHT!



12/9 - Doors open at 7:00 PM!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Candlelight 2011 at FVAC

35 Annual Candlelight Opening at Farmington Valley Arts Center is happening on November 18, 6-9PM.
20 artists will be opening their studios and inviting all in to see how they work, play, and enjoy art.
Paris In Plantsville's own Resident Artist Jordan Deschene is one of the artists inviting you to join him at his studio!

We hope to see you there!

25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT
860-678-1867

Saturday, November 12, 2011

MUNNY MADNESS!!! Open Call!

You get a Munny...
You make your Munny unique...
You bring it to Paris In Plantsville for the coolest toy show of the holiday season!

THIS WILL BE A CHARITY EVENT WITH 30% OF ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Submission Fees: $5.00 for 1, $10 for 2, After two submissions; infinite submissions for FREE!!!

The First 40 Entries receive a FREE Kidrobot Key Chain!!!

Official dates :
Drop offs start December 3rd through December 10th
Opening gala will be December 17th at 7pm - 11p


But start making your Munny (or Trikky, or Rooz, or Foomi, and so on) now!

Pick them up at Blick in Plainville, CT and tell them we sent you.
And check out www.kidrobot.com/munnyworld for ideas and fun!

THIS event will be sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials!!!!!
Visit their website for awesome deals :
http://www.dickblick.com/

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ours walls... YOUR ART!!!

Your Art on Our Walls! 

For the month of November we want to do something different...
We'll be opening the gallery for anyone to make a piece of it their own.

Six feet of Paris in Plantsville is all yours for the super low price of $50.00! Hang any art, or show any sculpture, or anything that will fit in the space you want that you've done. Here's your chance to show for your first time, or bring in some work you'd like to see move for the holiday season, or even just to show for the fun of showing!

The dates to reserve your space are 11/2 through 11/10 during normal gallery hours and is first come first serve.
And we'll have an opening gala on November 19, which will be a pot luck, so make your best dish to impress your fellow artists. It's a great kick of to the holiday season, food and art!

More info at THIS link!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It Can't Rain All The Time...



THE CROW - DEVIL'S NIGHT SCREENING
Sunday 10/30/11.  
Starts at 8:00 PM.
FREE

Believe In Angels

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Congrats to Eric Stegmaier!

Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist Eric Stegmaier recently won Fisher Award of Excellence/Best in Show at The Farmington Valley Arts Center show Interpretations and Inspirations
The following is reprinted from FVAC's website:

Interpretations and Inspirations

An open juried exhibit of artwork selected by Clinton Deckert.
October 7-31, 2011  Opening & Awards Reception: October 7, 5-7:00p.m.
FVAC Fisher Gallery, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT  860.678.1867
Gallery Hours Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00-4:00p.m.
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Fisher Award of Excellence/Best in Show:
Eric Stegmaier, West Hartford, CT, Morning's Glory, Oil on Canvas Board

2011 Open Juried Exhibiting Artists

Interpretations & Inspirations
Glenn Affleck Palais des Papes, Avignon France
Barbara Brunelle From Autumn to Winter
Deborah Burklund Solitary
Lisa Corson My Cells, My Stones
Ron Crowcroft Hidden Valley
Kathleen Curran Smits Sculpted Sky
Jordan Deschene A Bunny's Balloons
Jordan Deschene Railway Stop
Jacquelyn Etling Eiffel Tower @ Moon
Jacquelyn Etling Monument Valley
Faripour Forouhar Rockport Rooftops November
Jacqueline Gaztambide Concert of Color
George Hale The Queen of Hearts Trumps All
John Hsu Mystic Harbor
Carla Lindsey A New Beginning (For Obama's Presidency)
Susan Madsen Zurles Flying Babushka
Elisabeth McBrien New York City Street
MaryAnne McCarthy Kyle
Brie McDonald Glass Bottles
William McMahon Virgin Nightmares
Melissa Meredith Puffin
Sean Michanczyk 2/15 12:00:59pm
Elaine Nord Sailor's Blizzard
Mallorie Ostrowitz Reigning Puppets
Mallorie Ostrowitz Silver Shoppe
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall Homage to Virginia Woolf
Cynthia Root Winter Moon
Barbara Scavatto-Earley Chair Of The Board
Ronald Sloan Bad Thoughts Going Away
Beverly Spence Not to Look Away
Eric Stegmaier Morning's Glory
Elizabeth Uryase Untitled
Deborah Wadsworth Delia Cordelia
Elaine Widmer It's A Small World
Stephen Wilson Universe
Diane L. Wright Verboten
Keith Yerger Mara's Daughter

2011 Award Winners

Fisher Award of Excellence/Best in Show:
Eric Stegmaier, West Hartford, CT, Morning's Glory, Oil on Canvas Board
Second Place:
Marilyn Parkinson Thrall, Canton, CT, Homage to Virginia Woolf, Clay, Stone, Wood
Third Place:
Barbara, Scavatto-Earley, Enfield, CT, Chair Of The Board, Clay and Wood

Honorable Mention:
Lisa Corson, Bristol, CT, My Cells, My Stones, Fiber, Mixed Media
Jordan Deschene, Terryville, CT, Railway Stop, Ink on Paper
Elisabeth McBrien, West Hartford, CT, New York City Street, Oil on Canvas
Diane L. Wright, Torrington, CT, Verboten, Mixed Media

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Double Feature Picture Show!



Halloween Film Screening 10/21 at 8 PM! 
After we do The Time Warp with Dr. Frank-n-furter and friends we're entering...  The Forbidden Zone! 


And it's a Double Feature Picture Show

Halloween Extravaganza Screening!





Halloween Film Screening 10/21 at 8 PM! Join us to do The Time Warp with Dr. Frank-n-furter and friends! 


And it's a Double Feature Picture Show!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA OPENS SATURDAY NIGHT!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL YOU GHOULS AND MONSTERS!
LET'S START THE SEASON OFF WITH A SCREAM!!!
Halloween Extravaganza! Opening October 15 at 7:00 PM. 
Ghoulish art, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, macabre, and fun!

At the Opening Reciption on 10/15 we'll be having a costume contest with prizes for the top costumes and a Horror Art Raffle! And we'll be having a midnight screening of Rob Zombie's "Halloween"!

Halloween Film Screening 10/21 at 8 PM with audience participation! Join us to do The Time Warp with Dr. Frank-n-furter and for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", followed by Oingo Boingo's "The Forbidden Zone"!

And on 10/30 AKA Devil's Night join us for a free screening of "The Crow".
Find out if it can really rain all the time HERE .

Let's get scary!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

This Is Halloween!

Opening October 15, 2011 at Paris In Plantsville...
Our second Halloween Art Show!
Last Year we had art from tattoo artists from the region!
This year it's an open call!
The Halloween Extravaganza!
The drop off starts today and runs through Wednesday 10/12...
We're looking to see your Halloween art!
Creepy, weird, sci-fi, fantasy...  Anything that might be a bit ghoulish and odd...  Bring it on down!
Then join us on 10/15 for the opening!  At the opening we'll also be screening Rob Zombie's Halloween once it gets really dark out!
For all the details use this link! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Harvesting The Harbinger: The Artwork of Clinton Deckert

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host a solo show by Artist Clinton Deckert.

Opening Reception Will be Oct 1, 2011 7-10 p.m.

The show runs from Sept. 17 - Oct 8
...
About The Artist:

Award winning artist, Clinton Deckert, is renowned for his paintings where abstract thoughts and surreal imagery collide. He has twice been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council and his paintings have recently been added to the internationally acclaimed Jack Warner Collection. Deckert is past president of the now defunct Artworks Gallery in Hartford Connecticut where he served on their Board of Directors for fourteen years. He painted a fourteen-foot long wall mural for the University of Connecticut Tri-Campus Psychology Department in West Hartford and exhibited at UConn Storrs, Steven's Gallery. In New York he has shown in the once famous Monique Goldstrom Gallery and exhibited in "Brave Destiny" the International Surrealist Exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn. Over the years Clint’s work continues to earn awards and his paintings have been represented in nine juried shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has conducted numerous lectures throughout Connecticut including Connecticut Art Education Association and The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He frequently serves as Judge/Juror for many regional exhibitions. Deckert’s work has been favorably reviewed numerous times in Art New England, The Hartford Courant and his work has twice appeared in The New York Times. His work has been featured on the cover of Art Calendar-Professional Artist Magazine and he has achieved inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art. Deckert‘s paintings are in numerous collections throughout the country and he continuously exhibits throughout the Northeast.

www.clintondeckert.com

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Last Night At The Farmington Valley Arts Center

Congrats to our own Jordan Deschene on a successful night!

Left to Right - Sean Michanczyk, Josh Blumenthal, Clinton Deckert, Christian Ayala, Jon Bristol, Eric Stegmaier, and Jordan Deschene

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"My Own Confusion"

Tomorrow Night at The Farmington Valley Art Center
A Solo Exhibition of the Works of Jordan Deschene

Jordan is a Resident Artist at Paris In Plantsville, and also spent the summer with a second residency at The Farmington Valley Arts Center.  This show is a collection of the work he made while there, and a retrospective of some of his favorite works so far.  
Please join us there tomorrow night!

More Info HERE 
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200638686657815&ref=ts

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Do You Abide? - Film Screening 8/26


In conjunction with our current show "Fresh Outta The Gutter: Art on Bowling Pins" we're presenting the greatest bowling movie of all time - THE BIG LEBOWSKI!
Join us on August 26th for the free screening at 8 PM. Bring your favorite lawn chair or bean bag chair (or area rug) to sit back and enjoy the show! Come early or stay late and check out the fantastic pins that are part of the show. Here's a great chance to see the pins if you missed the opening on 8/13.

The screening is free but we love donations!

For more about "Fresh Outta The Gutter" use this link - http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=13212774019564​9

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What Condition is Your Condition In?


DO YOU ABIDE?
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142188065867619

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Meet Your Neighbor!

Sponsored by Hearthstone Pub ( located across the street from PIP ), This show is community based in support of the arts and the Plantsville Renaissance. Paris In Plantsville along with friends and supporters will be displaying new artwork as well as live painting.

*Artist List soon available*

Come enjoy some great Wine and Beer only available at Hearthstone Pub, as well as the great food. If you have not seen this Pub yet, I suggest now is the time!

www.HearthstonePub.com
www.ParisInPlantsville.com

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fresh Outta The Gutter! Opening August 13!

The pins are out and the show is getting prepped by some amazing artists!
Remember if you have a pin drop it off from August 9-11!

The opening is 8/13 at 7PM so make sure to come by, see all the pins and enjoy the opening

Black Lab Vodka will be at this show as our drink host for the night! Now is your chance to get to taste Vodka from gold medal winning domestic distillery...Its a Breed Apart From The Rest
www.blacklabvodka.com

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Open Call! Ladies Nite! Drop Off Starts today!


Now it's the women's turn to show us what you've got!
We did the All Male Revue in April, which featured art from men... Now it's time to show those guys up!
Ladies, girls, women it's your time to take over Paris In Plantsville with your art!

LADIES NITE!

This is an open call to any and all female artists!
The show runs June 18 - July 7th
And drop offs for submissions is from June 12-14th

There is a $ 10.00 submission fee for each piece, $5.00 for members of Paris In Plantsville (a membership costs $35.00, so why not!?)

The opening reception will be on June 18th from 7:00PM to 11:00 PM

We look forward to seeing the great work!

*20% of ALL profits made will be donated to Breast Cancer Research*

Monday, June 6, 2011

Puppet Making Workshop


Resident artist and Puppet Maker Jon Bristol of The Elmwood Puppets will be holding a three day workshop in July at Paris In Plantsville!

Learn how to make a Muppet/Henson style moving mouth puppet like Steve the Vampire!
All the materials and tools are included in the registration fee, and space is limited, so it's first come first serve.
At the end of the workshop you'll have a completed puppet, and you get to keep the pattern and tools and leftover material for future use!
The dates are July 11, 18, and 25 2011 (all Mondays) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The total cost is $150.00, a $50.00 deposit* holds your spot in the workshop and the rest is due the first day.
To sign up or for more information contact the instructor, Jon, at jon@elmwoodproductions.com or stop by Paris In Plantsville
* The deposit is non-refundable, but if you have to cancel we'll put it toward a future workshop if you sign up for one!

Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street
Plantsville CT 06479

And don't forget about our other classes!  Check them out here:
http://parisinplantsville.com/pdfs/Paris%20In%20Plantsville%20Art%20Gallery%20and%20Studio%20Classes.pdf

Friday, June 3, 2011

I Need That Record! Monthly Film Screening

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, Ecommerce, shoddy "stars" pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very ...well being of our favorite record stores and the music industry at large. Will these stores die? Will they survive?

Featuring- THURSTON MOORE of Sonic Youth, IAN MACKAYE of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT of the Minutemen, LENNY KAYE guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, CHRIS FRANTZ of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD of Drive-By Truckers, PAT CARNEY of the Black Keys, punk author LEGS MCNEIL, rock photographer BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM guitarist from Of Montreal, and many indie record stores across the U.S. of A!

With amazing animations by MATT NEWMAN!

The film starts right here in Connecticut with the final downfall of Record Express then soon we discover it's not just CT loosing these shops...

The movie starts at 8PM. As always it's free to get in, but anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more will be entered into a raffle to win original art from a Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist and some music related goodies!

http://www.ineedthatrecord.com/

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fresh Outta The Gutter!


Here's the plan...

We have bowling pins... You make art...
Let's put the two together and have a show!

To participate pick up a bowling pin at Paris In Plantsville from June 7-11 2011 for ten bucks, take it home, to your studio, wherever and turn it into art...
Then bring it back with your price on it (if you want it for sale, of course) from August 9-11, and we have an opening reception for a show called "Outta The Gutter" on August 13th!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Open Call! Ladies Nite!


Now it's the women's turn to show us what you've got!
We did the All Male Revue in April, which featured art from men... Now it's time to show those guys up!
Ladies, girls, women it's your time to take over Paris In Plantsville with your art!

LADIES NITE!

This is an open call to any and all female artists!
The show runs June 18 - July 7th
And drop offs for submissions is from June 12-14th

There is a $ 10.00 submission fee for each piece, $5.00 for members of Paris In Plantsville (a membership costs $35.00, so why not!?)

The opening reception will be on June 18th from 7:00PM to 11:00 PM

We look forward to seeing the great work!

*20% of ALL profits made will be donated to Breast Cancer Research*

Friday, May 20, 2011

This Smells Funny - Opening Sunday!

"This Smells Funny" a found object arts show opens at the gallery Sunday 5/22 from 2-6 PM.
Please come and see some of the wild work!

The show runs through June 6th so if you can't make the opening stop by any time during normal gallery hours or call for an appointment!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wanna See a Movie?

Bring your lawn chair and we'll bring the popcorn!
8 PM 5/14 at Paris In Plantsville!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Being Creative May 7- 14


BEING CREATIVE’ Student Photography Exhibit - 
Opening reception: Saturday May 7th 4:00 - 7:00 p.m, or later!

Photography exhibit containing the work of three high school students, each from different area towns will be held May 7 - 14 at Paris in Plantsville Gallery.

The students share a common interest in photography. The topic, ‘Being Creative’ was assigned to each student for the purpose of using the medium to explore personal interests.
Alice Selipanov of Dodd Middle School; Sarah Jackie of Southington High School and Mina Echevarria of William Hall High School worked independently using photography to augment interests each is involved in.
• Alice Selipanov works in painting, drawing, sewing, writing, acting and editing video for The Dave Leonard Show, a variety program of Comcast Public Access station in Middletown.
• Sarah Jackie writes original compositions, sings and plays guitar and viola. Sarah judges and directs talent for ‘Coffee House,’ a live performance venue held at Southington High School.
• Mina Echevarria works in drawing and story telling, and earned a 2010 summer apprentice with ‘Eye of Video’ at Real Art Ways where she worked on production techniques for film shorts and stop frame animation.

The group show, curated by Southington photographer Margaret Waage, is a culmination of discovery and perspective, where viewing the collection as a whole can also be a creative process. What similarities, if any, can be seen in the images? What do the images portray about the artists?
Please come on down for the opening!
More info here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193850293992994

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This Smells Funny! - Submit Art!

Let's go green as the summer starts!

THIS SMELLS FUNNY - Found Object Art

What is Found Object Art?
Recycled, stepped on, tripped on, found on the side of the road or in a neighbors trash , you name it, hang it, place it, do what you must with it. Its a found object, and you've created it into art.

This is an open call to anyone who wants to show off their work, drop off dates are May 15-18th at the gallery, a $10.00 submission fee. Let's see your wild work!

Sunday May 22nd we will be having an opening reception from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and all are invited!

The show will run May 22 though June 3

Monday, April 25, 2011

All Male Revue!

Running now!
And this Saturday night, come to the closing gala!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Come See A Movie!

The first film in our monthly series of films will be running Friday and Saturday night!

The Elmwood Productions Film
"Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet"!

Come out and see a great comedy!
4/22 and 4/23
Doors open at 7 PM, movie starts at 8PM!
For more info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197501986945431

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ALL MALE REVUE!

Join us April 30th for 'The All Male Revue!'
Although all the artists involved will be keep their shirts on we do hope you come and join us for the show!

'The All Male Revue' is a show featuring the resident artists at Paris In Plantsville along with some of the close friends of the gallery, and since we all happen to be male we came up with this catchy title to make you think we were up to no good!
But we're not! Sorry to disappoint!

What we are up to is featuring art by Sean Michanczyk, Jordan Deschene, Jon Bristol, Christian Ayala, Joshua L. Blumenthal, Eric Stegmaier,  Steve Rand, Andre Rochester, Andrew Morrow, Alex Vidaud, and Gabe Finkenstein!

The show starts on April 20th and runs through 4/30, which is also going to be a closing gala! 

The party starts at 7:00 PM on 4/30!

There is a $5.00 suggested donation for this event!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197118960322732&ref=ts

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Temporal Artistry Opening

 Here are some pictures from the 4/2/11 opening reception and gallery talk of "Temporal Artistry"


 For more pictures CLICK HERE 

 And if you didn't make the opening, no need to worry!  The show is up through 4/14!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome New Residents!

 Christian Ayala

 Eric Stegmaier

Josh Blumenthal

And be sure to come out to the first show at Paris In Plantsville featuring these three gentlemen, along with the current Residents, and a few Alumni!
THE ALL MALE REVUE!
Running from 4/20 to 4/30 with a closing event on 4/30!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197118960322732&ref=ts

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Josh and Todd Return!

Elmwood Productions and Paris In Plantsville had a huge success with February's premiere screening of "Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet" , and we thank you! It was a packed sold out crowd! We keep getting asked if we'll be showing it again!
And we are!

April 22, and April 23. The doors open at 7:00 PM and the film starts at 8:00PM
$5.00 donation to the gallery is requested to get in (where else can you go to see a movie for five bucks!), and Paris In Plantsville Members get in free!

April 23rd is also The 13th Annual National Day of Puppetry, so what better time to watch a puppet flick!

Plot Overview:
What would you do if you woke up one morning to find a monster has moved in with you? Well, this is what happens to Josh. And not only does the monster Todd move in, but he also causes complete havoc on Josh's boring life. Josh's girlfriend can't take it and leaves, his friends think he's going nuts, and all Todd want's him to do is loosen up for the first time since childhood and have some fun.

The film is not rated, be advised - this is not for kids. The film does have all sorts of things to ruin a kids mind, like coarse language, modern psychology, adult subject matter and puppet nudity. Yes, puppet nudity.

Following the screening the filmmakers (Jon Bristol, Jim Williams, and Russ Bird) along with members of the cast will be doing a question and answer session on micro-budget film making, working with monsters, and other things that went along with making this film for those interested. Those not are free to hang out and enjoy the gallery also.

("Josh and Todd" star Amanda Regan, with her drinking buddy, Todd!)

See the Facebook Event Page for more info  and we hope to see you there!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Opening this Saturday: Works by Archaeological Illustrator Eric Stegmaier

Temporal Artistry: 
Works by Archaeological Illustrator Eric Stegmaier
Opening April 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Gallery talk by the artist at 7:00 PM, discussing Archaeological Illustration and his adventures in the East.

As an archaeological illustrator for the last 9 years, Eric Stegmaier has completed hundreds of field illustrations that span several archaeological facets including artifact rendering, stratigraphic diagramming, vessel profiling, tomb mapping, and architectural floor plan illustration. He has worked at several sites th
roughout
Israel including Qumran, Bethsaida, and the Roman Fort at Yotvata, and his illustrations appear in several publications including magazines, reports, and textbooks.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the Hartford Art School, and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a focus in death and burial practices from Sacred Heart University. Currently employed as a conservation assistant in the Paintings Conservation department at the Yale Center for British
Art, Eric has recently begun a working relationship with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale and is performing freelance work for the Department of Egyptology. His other clientele includes the University of Hartford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Florida International University.

If you can't make it to the April 2 opening, the show will be running during normal gallery hours from 4/2 to 4/14.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Upcoming Events!

Click on the title of each event for more information!

April 2 - April 14
Opening April 2, at 5:00 PM with a gallery talk by Eric at 7:00 PM

April 16-30
Featuring art from the Resident Artists and friends!
Closing Gala April 30 at 7:00 PM

April 22 and 23
Come see the movie "Josh and Todd: The Story of a Man and His Puppet" both nights, and enjoy puppety stuff all day on 4/23

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We Want Movies!

Films Wanted!

Are you a film maker?
Made a flick?
Want it screened at Paris In Plantsville?

You do? Good! We want to show it!

Resident artists Jon Bristol and Steve Rand are currently putting together a schedule of films to be screened at the gallery starting in May, and a film festival weekend is being planned for the summer of 2011.
Short films, feature films, comedy, drama, experimental, action, documentary, any kind!
Contact Jon via email at jon@elmwoodproductions.com with "Film Submission" in the title. Or stop by the gallery and drop off a DVD.

No submission guidelines! You made a movie, we wanna see it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March is Member Appreciation Month!

As a huge "Thank You!" for our first amazing year we want to give back to our members! Starting March 4th any member can come to the gallery and hang art free of charge!

Not a member yet and want to be in on the show? Come by and join the gallery! A membership is $35.00 and you're in!
Membership also gets you into member shows, 1/2 off the entry fee in other juried and open call shows, discounts on classes, and more. It pays for itself quickly! And if you drop off your work 3/4-3/6 the membership fee is only $25.00! Yowza!

Look for other great events for the members in March to be announced soon.

This is going to be a fun show and a great way to end this winter! Thanks again for the amazing first year!

For more check out this link!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"With Bated Breath"

Paris In Plantsville Resident Artist 
Steve Rand's latest short film
"With Bated Breath"




Monday, February 21, 2011

March is Member Appreciation Month!

As a huge "Thank You!" for our first amazing year we want to give back to our members! 

Starting March 4th any member can come to the gallery and hang art free of charge!

Not a member yet and want to be in on the show? Come by and join the gallery! A membership is $35.00 and you're in!
Membership also gets you into member shows, 1/2 off the entry fee in other juried and open call shows, discounts on classes, and more. It pays for itself quickly! And if you drop off your work 3/4-3/6 the membership fee is only $25.00! Yowza!

Look for other great events for the members in March to be announced soon.

This is going to be a fun show and a great way to end this winter! Thanks again for the amazing first year!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This Weekend!


We're having a busy weekend!
First on Saturday the 19th come out to the gallery for our first movie premiere!
Paris In Plantsville Presents
a Film From Elmwood Productions
"Josh and Todd: 
The Story of A Man and His Puppet"
Plot Overview:
What would you do if you woke up one morning to find a monster has moved in with you? Well, this is what happens to Josh. And not only does the monster Todd move in, but he also causes complete havoc on Josh's boring life. Josh's girlfriend can't take it and leaves, his friends think he's going nuts, and all Todd want's him to do is loosen up for the first time since childhood and have some fun.   


And then on Sunday

REBIRTHDAY
One Year Anniversary Juried Show Opening
Sunday the 20th
The art has been picked by juror Clinton Deckert, and the prizes are ready to be given out!
http://www.clintondeckert.com/ 

This show will be dedicated to the fight against breast cancer and in honor of Southington native: Lisa Dlugos
Lisa has been fighting breast cancer for some time now and has the fight of her life. 20% of all artwork and merchandise sold will be donated to charity for the fight against breast cancer.


PRIZE MONEY AWARD! 1ST PLACE $300.00, 2ND $200.00, 3RD $100.00.

Come celebrate with us!


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