Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Future of Hemingway Pond Meeting Tonight 6PM!!!

This post is for Watertown residents or those who hold dear the Future of Hemingway Pond and its Wildlife residents.
There is a meeting tonight at Hemingway School. The meeting starts at 6PM in the conference room.
It is supposedly a meeting to hear what the public has to say about the opening of the dam and how the pond area will be used. Hemingway Pond is a jewel of Nature right in the middle of town in walking distance of Main Street.It is an amazing asset to this town, but because of the way it is situated very few are aware of it's existence. It could be linked to the Greenway or be utilized as a natural park.Something persons across the life span could enjoy. It is home to Beavers ,various ducks,hawks, deer, turkey vultures, mink, fish, turtles, snakes, fox ,raccoons, opossum, and many there creatures whose presence I have not witnessed. Please Come to the meeting tonight and please pass on this message!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Plight of the Pollinators Show Hours and News

The Plight of the Pollinators International Juried Art Exhibition

for the benefit of Flanders Nature Center's
environmental education programs 
 Jennifer Knaus
will be up for one more week! 

The artwork will be on view at the 
"Field Projects" exhibition space of 
Blue Horse Arts and JFoster Music Studios until Friday, June 22nd.

The gallery hours are everyday, with the exception of Monday, from 12PM- 5PM or by appointment.(860-417-3243).

There was a great article by Tracey O'Shaugnessey featured on the front page of the Waterbury Republican's Accent section on Friday.

Scoot Trevelyan
Artists specifically mentioned by the Author were Jennifer Knaus of Connecticut, Scout Austin of Massachusetts, and Scott Trevelyan of New South Wales.

Scout Austin

Our Plight of the Pollinators Kick Off  Interdisciplinary Art/Science Lecture artist/ beekeeper, Randy Orzano was also featured in the article. Thank You! Tracey O' Shaugnessey for visiting our exhibition!!  For More Information on Tracey  Please visit the highlighted Links and check out her new book "Every Little Thing."

 Randy Orzano- Center Drawing

 To see all of the Artists who have participated please visit our online Flickr exhibition Here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Chestnut Tree Concert!!!

Barbara Getsinger- Flower Plate
 Barbara Getsinger of Newtown, Connecticut is not only one of the Finalists in Plight of the Pollinators, but puts on an awesome house concert featuring some of the top acts from Falcon Ridge Festival in New York State. This Bluegrass Festival has been held for decades in late July formally known as Winterhawk when I last went!( Need to get out a little more:)
This Sunday  Barbara will host the Falcon Ridge Preview Tour.  Barbara has been holding these concerts in her home for years and recently contacted me to let people know there are some spots left  for this weekend's event and  that all are welcome  with a reservation.

Her venue is called Chestnut Tree Concerts (find it on Facebook) This Sunday's event is the annual  Falcon Ridge Preview Tour. You can contact Barbara via phone or email to reserve a space and get directions.
Telephone 203-828-6032 or email

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - show starts at 2:00 pm, so arrive earlier to settle in and visit.

Hopefully the yard if weather permits - bring lawn chairs

BYOB, and a snack to share,$20 per person suggested donation

The Musicians featured at this event are;

Percussive, finger-style acoustic guitar, tribal percussion and lush male-female harmonies are the signature sound of ilyAIMY. Their serious songwriting is contrasted by their wacky and well-versed sense of humor which merely amplifies their intensely intimate relationship with every audience.

Pesky J Nixon

With rich harmonies and musical versatility PJN brings a unique brand of infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace. At times putting on a show that borders on brotherly bickering these boys specialize on bringing the audience into their world, songs, and stories.

Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.

Louise Mosrie
Louise’s original songs combine Americana, bluegrass and folk melodies and stories in ways that are fresh and charming with a warm vocal delivery and tasteful musical arrangements. The songs are filled with deep feeling and uncommon descriptions.

Since this is a Sunday afternoon show, the after concert party has been rescheduled to before the concert on Saturday night, or even Friday night, for those so inclined.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Kids on the Block

I went into the studio early today before the gallery opened, to try and remember how to paint. Then these guys showed up. A very welcome distraction!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Room by Room 1

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Here is a walk thru of the spaces.  The Field Projects exhibition space for this event is spread out across several rooms.The  new permanent home of the gallery consists of three separate rooms. There is a hallway venue consisting of the Beehive  Design Collective murals and a side show  venue for those who supported the event. We'll start in the side gallery which contains predominately sculpture and installations.

Circulation - Glass fusing


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In my mind a highly textural, multi-layered glass fusing without strict edges is my quest. The design’s edges flow beyond rigid straight lines with elements moving beyond and into the wall space.

mixed media, apoxy, encaustic, leaves, oil stk, steel, wood

 Ruth Sack
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Humans are separated from pollinators by many degrees. My sculptures bridge that separation. Humans and insects are meshed and equally vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the environment. In "Butterfly" the insect symbolizes the human spirit.

Hives - color film



I am drawn to explore the mysterious colors and details associated with bee farming. Honeybees are an essential part of our environment and livelihood. Because environmental stresses continue to threaten honeybee populations, farmers need to rent out bees to pollinate their plants for crops.
These photographs depict the elaborate way in which bees are moved in and out of yards to pollinate orchards, farms, and our ecosystem. Although we are mostly unaware, the life of a honeybee gives us sustenance. Bees shape the land, flora and fauna, and ultimately they shape us.

sessilia III - paper pulp

ecloré - crocheted yarn

Kelly Shannon
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I study the work of colonial sculpting organisms, from African weaver birds to paper wasps. An individual creates an interesting structure, then the colony builds compound structures, forming a unique natural installation. I use that methodology, making multiples of organic forms from media that attract me, both natural and unnatural.

"Pollinators Longing"- pine needles encased in copper netting held by palm fibers

Just about a Foot - wasps nest

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Elizabeth  offers a very interesting residency experience in Tyrone, Maryland. You can Check that out here!

Bees Echo the Moon - mixed w/ video
New Jersey


“I seek to convey the absolute brilliance of circumstance and contingency. When successful, the viewer becomes aware of the fragility of the moment, realizes the miracle of our predicament, and bends to the fascination of pure experience”.