Sunday, October 20, 2013

Next Sunday SKETCH JAM and Drawing Show!

Here's what's coming up next weekend:)

Kristie Holiday

 Kristie Holiday

Our semi regular Sketch Jam will be taking place next Sunday! This Sketch Jam will featuring Kristie Holiday on vocals and Jay Foster on guitar!
Well versed in both music performance and production, Ms. Holiday’s sultry, soulful, vocals are at home in a myriad of musical genres from Jazz to Country to R&B to Ska and much, much more. Kristie has performed on both sides of the proverbial “pond” at places like Jazz After Dark in London and Wally’s Jazz Café in Boston.

Drawing by Hollis Dunlap

New London artist Hollis  Dunlap will also be presenting a selection of his drawings which will be on view for a few weeks.Hollis will be giving a  Figure Painting workshop at Blue Horse Arts on Nov. 9th and 10th. There are  only one,possibly two spaces left for this Figure Drawing Workshop.   So Sign up while you can!!!!

Drawing by Hollis Dunlap

Along with a nice opportunity to view Hollis Dunlap's drawings up close and personal this could also be one of the last chances we'll get to hear Kristie in the States for awhile as she moving to Great Britain next month!  So don't Miss it !

 COME ON DOWN!!!!!!!


For the uninitiated, The Sketch Jam is a free musical event in which artists, music lovers, and the generally curious, are invited to come and draw, listen, crochet, or just hang out.  So please come down and bring some friends on Sunday, October 27th from 3 till 5 pm. J Foster Music and Blue Horse Arts Studios are located at 250 Porter St. in Watertown. Call (860) 417-3243 for more info.

P.S. We really love interpretive dancers;)! 
 and we feed jya:)!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action It's Peyton's Place!!

 Early Morning on Porter Street
You know I just couldn't resist this blog title.  
It's been a way busy week here at the studio.  We thought we'd share a little of the behind the scenes film-making that took place at Blue Horse Arts and Jay Foster Music Studios in the early morning hours of Friday. ESPN producer Jalaine Edwards contacted us to ask if it would be possible to use the space as a set for  the Peyton Manning Homecoming teaser!

The Studio Before

 And of course we said that would be possible:)!
The teaser will be airing tomorrow on the Sunday NFL Countdown at 10AM and then again at 11:55 ish in case you are sleeping in:)! The teaser concept is staged as Peyton Manning's Art Gallery. So for the short time being "Field Projects" is Football Field Projects:)!

                            DON'T MISS IT!!

Peyton "Paintings"

 Producer Jalaine with Film Crew director Charlie

 Looking Forward to Jalaine's Magic of Editing in the Morning!


Testing Testing Testing

 Heeeeeere's Peyton!

Friday, October 11, 2013



The opening  reception is the Saturday, October 12th from 3-6PM.
New Arts Projects is Located at 513 Maple Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 



Elizabeth MacDonald Artist's Statement

"With clay, I try to create the effects of intimacy and vastness through the use of fragmentation. Small surface elements draw the viewer into a larger context where hundreds of parts interact to form a whole.

Marks of color, texture and layers of powdered ceramic stain are revealed as finished surfaces after the firing. As I choose powders of one imagined hue to mingle with another, I know that every bit of pigment, though hidden in the powdered mixture, will affect the whole. Results of this initial process become the chaos of fragments from which I work. Each element becomes a discovery."

 Aside from being a prolific artist in ceramic sculpture and painting, Elizabeth has been instrumental in organizing the "Rivers Alive" exhibition and lecture series  hosted by the Washington Art Association. This exhibition and event project has been a collaboration with the Rivers Alliance and the Steep Rock Preserve. Please visit the WAA page to see more information on this project, future lectures,and  the closing reception date.

Check out  this video for a glimpse into this artist's process.

All Things Connecticut Spotlight on the Arts: Elizabeth MacDonald, Clay Artist

Please visit Elizabeth MacDonald webpage to view more of her work Here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hollis Dunlap Workshop

There are only a couple of spots left in  the figure painting workshop with Hollis Dunlap that we are hosting here in November. It's going to be great, so reserve your space early! To Register please email or call 860-417-3243. Pass it around:)!

Hollis Dunlap