Thursday, September 23, 2010

Milkin' It : Rolandas Kiaulevicius at LBGE

Imagination and creativity reign in a new children's illustration exhibition inspired by the fun and fantastic mind of Rolandas Kiaulevicius, on show at LBGE from Oct 14 - Nov 15th. The artist will read from his recently published book, "Zoolidays", and will demonstrate his cartoon-style illustrations at an opening reception and activities workshop on Sunday, october 17th from 2-4pm. Families and children of all ages are invtied to attend.

Born in Lithuania, illustrator, author, folk dancer and fashion designer, Rolandas Kiaulevicius travelled the world before immigrating to the United States in 2001 to further his education and passion for art. Kiaulevicius has a BFA in Art Education from Pedagogical University, Lithuania and an MFA in Illustration from Western Connecticut State University. He currently teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University, New Haven University, Guilford Art Center and Tabor Art School and continues to create paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture. Kiaulevicius says, "Art for me is a powerful and mysterious companion." His recent exhibition will focus on the theme of cartoon animals and music, with vibrant color, pattern and humor in mind.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Robert Noreika

Painting Demonstration and Sale
Saturday, October 2nd from 1-5pm

Meet award-winning Connecticut artist, Robert Noreika, at a painting demonstration and sale. The artist will set-up his easel, painting local scenes and landscapes and will display an extensive collection of his artwork during this exclusive one-day event. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the artist at work and to learn more about his techniques.
Robert Noreika is a graduate of Paier School of Art and has been a professional artist for 35 years. His paintings hang in corporate and private collections throughout the world, as well as the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is a memner of numerous art associations, including the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Lyme Art Association and the New England Watercolor Society. Noreika's passion for art is matched by a natural talent to pain a wide variety of subjects, from expansive coastlines to intimate woodland pastorals.
Late Afternoon
The Black Seal, Essex

Robert Noreika

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Jewelry!

A fun and quirky collection of jewelry by Beth Crowell of Wilton Artisans made from reclaimed vintage bottle tops is now in! Pendants, Bracelets, Rings and Cuff Links featuring soft drinks, sodas, and 'adult' beverages including coke, a&w rootbeer, guiness, and many more. These are like candy! Come by to pick your favorite flavor!

Johnny Blais joins LBGE!

Photographer Johnny Blais has just joined LBGE. Blais specializes in landscapes and seascapes. His images are often rich in color with a somber and mysterious feel. His knowledge of design and love of oil painting informs his eye for photography. The artist says, "I strive for my photographs to give the impression of a painting with an emphasis on design and color." Blais' giclee canvas prints are well suited for any home or office. Visit the gallery to view a stunning collection of his latest work.

Patricia Louise Corbett joins LBGE

LBGE is proud to add Patricia Louise Corbett to its roster of artists. Patricia Corbett was born and educated in Los Angles, CA and is the eldest of thirteen children. In college, she studied both art and music, and went on to sing professionally. Her singing career spanned over 40 years in concert, opera and television and allowed her to travel throughout the world. In 1997, after a bout with cancer, Corbett returned to art. Corbett has recieved numerous awards for her work. She is member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Arts Center, among others. A selection of work inspired by the historic and picturesque Merritt Parkway are now on view and available for sale at LBGE.

Julie McMahon Borge joins LBGE!

Now on view at LBGE is new work by oil painter Julie McMahon Borge. Originally from Western, MA Borge now resides in Buck's County, PA with her husband and three children. Borge has painted and created all of her life. Her formal education includes a BA in English and Art History from Boston College and an BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 1995, a benign brain tumor caused Borge to lose the sight in her right eye and forced her to take a break from painting until recently. She returned to painting with a developed, loose and minimal style. She is able to create representational forms with limited and edited strokes, highlighting her mastery of oil and palette knife.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Natural Colors: Melissa Imossi & Iacopo Pasquinelli

Left Bank Gallery Essex, LLC presents a joint exhibition, "Natural Colors" featuring a series of delicate florals and organic forms by Melissa Imossi and panoramic landscapes for which Iacopo Pasquinelli is best known. Often painting side by side with similar color palettes, both artists maintain in their paintings individual styles and personal touches. Soft and serene, their paintings combine old master techniques with modern sensibility. "Natural Colors" highlights their insight into nature and the beauty of the natural world.
"Natural Colors: Melissa Imossi and Iacopo Pasquinelli" will be on view from September 1st - October 11th, 2010.

Thanks Catherine!

We would like to thank Catherine M. Elliott for coming in Sunday, August 29th for a fantastic demonstration in oil painting. Catherine is a contemporary impressionist whose work is exhibited and collected widely. We were lucky enough to watch her working process, ask questions and to learn more about her rich palette and impressionistic touches!

Please visit Left Bank Gallery Essex to view or purchase her work.