Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"REAL. W3ird." - THANK YOU!

"REAL. W3ird." is now just a memory... 
We had a wonderful time!
Thank you to the staff at Southington Community Cultural Arts for hosting the show.
We're missing a couple artists here, but this is definitely one REAL WEIRD group!

Keep checking in here at the Paris In Plantsville Blog, and on our Facebook page, as we'll keep you up to date on the artists that continue PiPs legacy!

There was a party.
We were lucky enough to have invited each other,
We were the misfits,
The broken,
The burnt out.
And then we were inspired.
The walls...
The air...
We inspired each other, and it became contagious.
And it was a sickness you hope to never recover from...

Some of us still carry that beautiful sickness.
And it still feels good.

"Find my way back home"

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"REAL. W3ird." Opening Reception is TONIGHT!

We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Click here for all the details!

Please join the past, preset, and future friends of the retired Paris And Plantsville Gallery and Studio (2010-2016) at Southington Community Cultural Arts center on August 12 from 5:00 PM to 7:PM for the Opening Reception on “REAL W3IRD – A Paris In Plantsville Reunion”
The line-up of artists for this show is amazing, featuring artists that have featured in just about every major gallery in the Tri-State area. We’re proud and excited to get the group back together for the exhibition… They work created, some real, some weird, all unique.
And here they are – The Real, The Weird, The Unique –
Clinton Deckert, 
Paul Baylock, 
Craig Fredrick, 
Christine Ivers, 
Cathy Michanczyk,
Sean Michanczyk, 
Eric Stegmaier, 

Steve Rand,
Jackie Etling,
Greg Shea,
Florin Ion Firimita,
Brie McDonald,
Michele Tragakiss,
Stephen Southerland,
Wanda Buda,
Johanne Beerbaum,
Mary Decroce,
Andre Rochester,
Rae Robinson,
Christian Ayala
Dale Anne Whalen
and Jon Bristol

Join your friends and fellow artists and collectors on August 12th for the opening reception, we’re looking forward to seeing you.
The show runs from August 5th through August 26th , during normal gallery hours.

Friday, August 11, 2017

"REAL. W3ird." Artist Spotlight - Rae Robinson

Join us for the opening of "REAL. W3ird." August 12th at Southington Community Cultural Arts!  More Info HERE
"1910 Immigrants To Ellis Island, NY"
Rae Robinson

Opening Reception! Tomorrow!

Join us for the opening of "REAL. W3ird." on August 12 at Southington Community Cultural Arts!  - More Info HERE

Sunday, August 6, 2017

"REAL. W3ird" Artist Spotlight - Jon Bristol

Join us August 12 for the opening of "REAL. W3ird" at Southington Community Cultural Arts!
More Info HERE
"The Risley Brothers"
Jon Bristol

Jon is the Founder and Creative Director at Elmwood Productions.  Jon started Elmwood to entertain himself, and he was lucky enough to not only surround himself with amazing people with the same passion but to also manage to turn Elmwood into something bigger.  On the rare chance he's not working on a project he's relaxing with his wife, Brie, and their two cats.
Since 2002 Elmwood has been a driving force in underground and independent film in New England.  As a puppet builder Jon has brought influences from past puppet masters, animation classics, and his own real life into the concepts and designs of the characters.  He has also taught workshops, and does commissions for others. 
 In 2015 Elmwood Productions released their second full length feature film, directed by Jon, entitled "HEAD" to critical acclaim, winning awards in film festival all over the globe.  
The film had it's world premiere right at Paris In Plantsville. 
Earlier in this year Elmwood Productions released their most recent film series "The Risley Brothers" featuring an all new puppet cast built by Jon.  And the show will be screening as part of "REAL. W3ird" on August 19th - all the details are HERE for the screening!
Jon also is a cartoonist, and does oddball art assemblages.  
Mainly to entertain himself.

His motto - "Pants Optional"

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"REAL. W3ird." Artist Spotlight - Dale Anne Whalen

Join us for the opening of "REAL. W3ird." on August 12 at Southington Community Cultural Arts!  - More Info HERE
"Arles Cloister"
Dale Anne Whalen

Born in New Britain,CT. Dale Anne resides in New Britain, CT. She studied at Post College, Waterbury, CT. where she received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. While attending high school at Mary Immaculate Academy, in New Britain, CT. Dale Anne studied photography under her Art Teacher Sr. Mary Magdeline.
During Dale Anne’s high school years she developed a passion for photography. Dale Anne felt she would like to pursue a career in it, but her love of teaching young children in church school influenced her to become a preschool teacher. While working in a child care setting she was required to document and observe a child’s developmental stages and many other aspects pertaining to the environment of the child care center by the use of photography. Through such observation Dale Anne’s passion for photography emerged once again.
Dale Anne has exhibited at the Paris in Plantsville Gallery, Plantsville,CT. Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. and The Hospital Special Care’s Joy of Art exhibit New Britain, CT.

Dale Anne’s true passion in life has been to take each moment into observation and not only document it through a camera lens, but by the lens of our eye that touches our inner most soul.
"Looking Up Fifth Ave, NY"