Friday, November 29, 2013

"Who Is Jordan Deschene?"



Scenes for the opening night of "Who Is Jordan Deschene?" at Paris In Plantsville, May 11, 2013.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Gift of Art - Opening December 14th


This will be our special holiday show featuring the best local talent!

Entry is FREE, and the idea is to have great works of art for great holiday gifts. All artwork including framed prints and sculpture must be $250 and under. ( include gallery commission for sold work at 35%)

Now is your chance to grab a gift for others, or start your own collection for some of the areas top emerging artists while you can! please message gallery for any questions and join in on our holiday opening gala

Drop Off Dates: Nov 28th ( 12-7 p.m. ), Nov 30th ( 10 - 2 p.m.) & Dec 1st ( 10 - 2 p.m.) Dec 4th (5-7 p.m.) Dec 5th ( 12- 5 p.m.)

Opening Reception Dec 14th 6-9 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 2013

"OH THE HORROR!" Opens tomorrow night!


Opening 10/12/2013 at Paris in Plantsville please join us as we creep up with 
Presented by Elmwood Productions and Gallery of a Clown!
"Oh The Horror!" is an open call to all artists of all mediums to exhibit art reflecting this ghoulish and scary season! 
Make sure to get your Halloween costume ready early and wear it to the opening! It's the Halloween Bash of 2013!

Along with the art we'll be screening two films!
Up first - 
THE COMPLETE STEVE THE VAMPIRE
And following that - 
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"OH THE HORROR!" - Opens This Saturday!


Opening 10/12/2013 at Paris in Plantsville please join us as we creep up with
 "Oh The Horror! - Halloween Art Show"
 Presented by Elmwood Productions and Gallery of a Clown!


"Oh The Horror!" is an open call to all artists of all mediums to exhibit art reflecting this ghoulish and scary season! Make sure to get your Halloween costume ready early and wear it to the opening! It's the Halloween Bash of 2013!

The opening starts at 6:00 PM on 10/12 and at 8 PM the fun really begins with a double feature of Halloween films!
Up first is everyones favorite vampire!
"STEVE THE VAMPIRE" from Elmwood Productions -
You keep asking for it, so we're bringing him back!
"The Complete Steve The Vampire" follows the adventures of Steve who was turned into a vampire as a teenager and although now in his mid-twenties, he just can't catch a break trying to prove himself in the vampire community. Between his overbearing mother, his indifferent girlfriend, and his unlikely friendship with Dracula, he still manages to keep his head on straight and do his best to avoid being staked by the local vampire slayer.
And all he wants to do is hang out, watch some Star Trek, and enjoy a good glass a blood...
And them following Steve at 9:00 PM....
LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! - The Rocky Horror Picture Show!!! 

Bring your toast, rice, and dress like your most loved character from the show! But, please, leave the squirt guns at home!

The show will run for the rest of October, so f you miss the opening you'll still get to see the art... But really, if you miss the opening we'll send monsters to hide under you bed and torment you all month! So be there!
We can't wait to see the madness in the art! Let's get scary!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Let's Do The Time Warp Again!

As part of our Halloween extravaganza - "OH, THE HORROR!" we will be presenting a double feature!

Up first at 8:00 PM is "THE COMPLETE STEVE THE VAMPIRE"
Followed at 9:00 PM with "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW"!

For all the info - CLICK HERE!

And if you haven't dropped off your work yet there is one last chance!
This Wednesday, 10/9/13 from 12 PM to 7 PM!!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Drop Off for "OH THE HORROR!" Start tomorrow!


Opening 10/12/2013 at Paris in Plantsville please join us as we creep up with "Oh The Horror! - Halloween Art Show" Presented by Elmwood Productions and Gallery of a Clown!

"Oh The Horror!" is an open call to all artists of all mediums to exhibit art reflecting this ghoulish and scary season! Make sure to get your Halloween costume ready early and wear it to the opening! It's the Halloween Bash of 2013!
Let's see the wild work!!! 
 With a $10.00 submission fee. Let's see your ghoulish art, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, macabre, and fun!
Drop off will also be on Wednesday 10/2 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Saturday 10/5 from 9 AM to 3 PM, and Wednesday 10/9 from 12 PM to 7 PM! 
Let's see the wild work!!!
The opening starts at 6:00 PM on 10/12 and at 8 PM the fun really begins with a double feature of Halloween films- "Steve the Vampire" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"!




Friday, September 27, 2013

Join Us Tomorrow For The Closing of "KEEPIN' IT REAL"


Keepin' It Real - A group exhibition featuring the works of Ajay Brainard, Sean Michanczyk, Charles Santarpia, and Eric Stegmaier 

These four contemporary artists were brought together in an endeavor to keep the realist tradition alive. Their award winning interiors, streetscapes, landscapes, still-lifes, and trompe l'oeil paintings will be brought together at Paris In Plantsville Gallery & Studio September 7 - 28th. Please join us for the closing Sept 28th from 6 - 9 p.m

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Open Call - Halloween!


Opening 10/12/2013 at Paris in Plantsville please join us as we creep up with "Oh The Horror! - Halloween Art Show" Presented by Elmwood Productions and Gallery of a Clown!
"Oh The Horror!" is an open call to all artists of all mediums to exhibit art reflecting this ghoulish and scary season! Make sure to get your Halloween costume ready early and wear it to the opening! It's the Halloween Bash of 2013!
Drop off for the work is October 6th and 7th With a $10.00 submission fee.  (Times TBA)
Let's see your ghoulish art, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, macabre, and fun!

The show will run for the rest of October, so f you miss the opening you'll still get to see the art... But really, if you miss the opening we'll send monsters to hide under you bed and torment you all month! So be there!
We can't wait to see the madness in the art! Let's get scary!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"KEEPIN' IT REAL" - Opening 9/7/13!


Keepin' It Real - A group exhibition featuring the works of Ajay Brainard, Sean Michanczyk, Charles Santarpia, and Eric Stegmaier 

These four contemporary artists were brought together in an endeavor to keep the realist tradition alive. Their award winning interiors, streetscapes, landscapes, still-lifes, and trompe l'oeil paintings will be brought together at Paris In Plantsville Gallery & Studio September 7 - 28th. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, Sept 7th from 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.



For more information on the artists please visit:






More Info HERE

Friday, May 10, 2013

Opening Tomorrow Night!



Featuring Art From the late great madman Jordan Deschene
and his friends
including:
Sean Michanczyk
Andre Rochester
Eric Stegmaier
Clinton Decket
H.L. Groen
Alex Vidaud
Brie McDonald
Jackie Etling
Christian Ayala
Dave Farmsworth
Nick Foreman
Joshua Smith
Amanda Beauchemin
Josh "Jorsh" Blumenthal
S.W. Rand
Jon Bristol
and maybe even MORE!!!



We hope you join us for this special event! 



Join us for a special show dedicated in honor of a special friend, Family Member, Artist and all around Rock Star that was Jordan Deschene. We have gathered a collection of artists in the Connecticut area for the first of many shows to honor the work, and also display works inspired by him. On display will be Jordan's large portfolio of work as well as several works by professional artist lucky enough to have known him.

Jordan Deshcene ( Aug 16, 1981 - Aug 9, 2012 ) was a graduate of Lyman Memorial High School. A talented and passionate artist influenced by, among others, Shel Silverstein, Crayola and Dr. Seuss, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration and Ceramics from the University of Hartford, graduating Cum Laude. Jordan served a residency with the Art League of Farmington and was Artist in Residence at the Farmington Valley Art Center during the summer of 2011. Jordan's art work has been featured at numerous art shows in CT and he also shared his knowledge and talent for teaching at Manchester High School for one year. He was general manager, Instructor and resident artist at the Paris in Plantsville Gallery in Plantsville, CT. Jordan was dedicated to community service and served one year with City Year/ Boston/Americorps. He was also an avid reader and history buff, with a great art for conversation and good natured debate on any number of subjects as his many beloved friends and family will attest. He had a a great love of learning as well as a love of the outdoors. He was happiest, when not painting, to hike and kayak and truly enjoyed his work at Eastern Mountain Sports where he was able to share his passion with others.

Please Join us May 11, 2013 7- 10 p.m. for an opening reception of a celebration of Jordan's amazing body of work and the great memories so many of us will never forget!
(Thanks Mike Finland!)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Crew meet and Greet this Saturday Night!


Hope the chilly spring isn't bringing you down!

Thanks to all who came out on April 6th to the opening gala for "The Crew"!

We're doing it all over again this Saturday, April 20th, 
with an Artist Meet and Greet for "The Crew"!
If you haven't made it out to the gallery to see the show yet, this is the perfect chance as the artists will be there to discuss their work!  The doors open at 6:00 PM!




And opening on May 11th - "Who Is Jordan Deschene?"
Join us for a special show dedicated in honor of a special friend, Family Member, Artist and all around Rock Star that was Jordan Deschene. We have gathered a collection of artists in the Connecticut area for the first of many shows to honor the work, and also display works inspired by him. On display will be Jordan's large portfolio of work as well as several works by professional artist lucky enough to have known him.  

Sunday, March 31, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Stephen Andrade

Stephen Andrade

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More Info Here!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"The Crew" Member - Arianna Thill


Arianna Thill


aris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info HERE!

Monday, March 25, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Elvira E. Ormaechea

Elvira E. Ormaechea

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info HERE!

Friday, March 22, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Pedro Centeno

Pedro Centeno

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh


More info HERE!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Kerri Wessel


Kerri Wessel

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More Info Here!

Monday, March 18, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Laura Ficara

 
Laura Ficara

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together. 
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose 
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info HERE

Friday, March 15, 2013

Juried Show - Closing reception tomorrow night!

Thank you to all the artists who participated in this years Juried Show, and congratulations to Kelly Gilleran for winning best in show with her amazing painting!
We'd also like to thank Christine Ivers for being our juror this year.

We'll be holding a closing reception tomorrow night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we hope you join us for one last look at this great collection of art!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Logan Matyjewicz

Logan Matjewicz

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info Here!

Monday, March 11, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Dan Baird-Miller

Dan Baird-Miller

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More Info HERE

Friday, March 8, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Tim Kudrle

Tim Kudrle

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info HERE!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"The Crew" Member: Kristen Rose

Kristen Rose

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More info Here!

Monday, March 4, 2013

"The Crew" Member Helen Rebecchi

Starting today we'll be featuring art from each of the eleven members of "The Crew" 

Helen Rebecci



Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!


The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM



So who is "The Crew"? A collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together. 
The show includes:
Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose 
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

More Info HERE

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"The Crew" Group Exhibition Opening April 6

Paris In Plantsville is proud to host "The Crew" a group exhibition featuring a collective of artists from Connecticut and Massachusetts!

The opening reception is on April 6th from 6:00 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit runs from April 6th to April 30.
There will also be an Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday April 20th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

So who is "The Crew"?
They are a collective of like minded artists joined together to further pursue the creative process, and share their work together.
The show includes:

Stephen Andrade
Dan Baird-Miller
Pedro Centeno
Laura Ficara
Tim Kurdle
Logan Matyjewicz
Elvira E. Ormaecha
Helen Rebecchi
Kristen Rose
Arianna Thill
and Kerrie Wessel-Andrade
and the show is Curated by Desi Hugh

Look for a piece from each member of "The Crew" to pop up here on our blog over the next few weeks leading up to the opening...
Everything from paintings, to sculpture, to jewelry, to photography, and more!

For more information please click HERE!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Juried Show Opening Postponed to 2/16!

Hello all!

With the blizzard getting ready to look down on us and cover us in mayhem and snowball fights we're going to take advantage of the planned show-date for the opening our our Third Anniversary Juried Show and move it from this coming Saturday to Saturday February 16th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM!  We also want to extend a thank you to Christine Ivers for being our guest juror this year!
We want to make sure everyone is safe and also want to make sure everyone can make to the opening so this just makes sense!
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 16th, and the show will also run for an extra week, into March, just to make sure anyone who can't make it to the opening is able to stop in and see this years fantastic work!

More info on the show here:  http://www.facebook.com/events/400426276698983/?fref=ts

And other upcoming events:

The Crew - Group Show Opening in April http://www.facebook.com/events/119102244918674/?ref=2
Who Is Jordan Deschene? - Opening in May - more info to be announced soon!


Stay safe and warm!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christine Ivers - Juror for Paris In Plantsville's Third Anniversary Show

Here's a little information about our Guest Juror:
Christine Ivers 
Christine attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years.  She has been Creative Director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. 
She works with artists in that crossover world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves.  
After raising four daughters, Chris returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils.  She is the Past- President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership.  Chris is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, an Elected Artist Member at Lyme Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and with Academic Artists of America. Other memberships are with CT Women Artists, Salmagundi Club NYC, and numerous other art organizations. 
Chris has won numerous awards and has paintings in private collections throughout New England. Her paintings were chosen by the International Association of Pastel Societies as one of eight finalists worldwide in two of the IAPS cover competitions and placed First in Pastels in the Richeson 75 Landscape Show, WI.  Her paintings, "Red on 5th" and "Salt," were chosen as two of Pastel Journal's Top 100.  She was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists in 2009.  She was twice juried into PaintAmerica's Top 100 Artists with shows that traveled the country for two years visiting Galleries and Museums.  Chris has been published in Best of American Artists Pastel Edition, PractiquĂ© des Arts (a French publication featuring artists from around the world), American Art Collector Magazine, The Pastel Journal and was honored with the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. 
She recently took Best in Show Awards at Connecticut Women Artists Juried Exhibit and at the New Britain Museum of American Art. 
Chris and her husband David live in Central Connecticut.

For more information about the Third Anniversary Juried Show at Paris In Plantsville please use THIS LINK

Friday, January 11, 2013

"Baby, I'm A Star" - Tomorrow - Purple Nite At Paris In Plantsville

January 12th 2013
PURPLE NITE
 at Paris In Plantsville
Join us at 7:00 PM for a screening of the classic movie  
"PURPLE RAIN"
And before the screening join us as we kick back and listen to Prince from 3PM to 8PM and enjoy some refreshments and laughs! 

And following "Purple Rain" join us for Prince's other "classic":  
"UNDER THE CHERRY MOON"

This screening is sponsored by the madmen and women of Elmwood Productions...  Why?  Cuz Prince plays with a puppet in a scene and that's good enough for us!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Third Anniversary Juried Show - CALL FOR ENTRIES!



Paris In Plantsville is happy to announce our Annual Anniversay Show!

Christine Ivers will be the guest juror.

This is an open call for all artists

Drop off dates: Jan 23-26 during normal gallery hours.
Pick up for unaccepted work: Feb 1,2.
Opening Show Gala: Feb 9th 7-10 p.m.
*Snow date if needed*: Feb 16th

Artists may be able to submit up to 3 works of art at $20 a submission. All work must be wired and ready to hang. Works may be no wider than 48". Prizes will be rewarded to the top 3 works and possibly more as the juror sees fit. Exact prizes are TBD as soon as possible.

For more information about the show and the juror please use this LINK!