Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Great and Small Art Show

Left Bank Gallery Essex, LLC presents a group exhibition of miniature masterpieces by its roster of talented and acclaimed artists from Connecticut and abroad. "The Great and Small Art Show" will showcase nearly 100 delightfully diminutive original paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces measuring 10 x 10 inches or smaller. Viewers will be awed by the large collection of tiny work. Offering an array of small scale and affordable artwork, add to your collection or take home your first piece of original art and support local artists and charities.

Meet the artists at a Holiday Reception and Charity Fundraiser for an evening of art, music, and good spirits on Friday, December 3rd from 6-9pm.

Suggested admission of $10 plus 10% of sales will benefit the American Cancer Society, Child and Family of Southeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut River Museum.

For more information please contact the gallery at 860.767.0449 or visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Opening Reception for "Milkin' It" with Rolandas Kiaulevicius

Sunday, October 17th turned out to be an unforgettable event as illustrator Rolandas Kiaulevicius performed scenes from his children's book "Zoolidays" dressed as his favorite character Blue Moose and led a drawing demonstration for all in attendance - children and adults too. Kiaulevicius's exhibition "Milkin' It" features thirteen new watercolors of cows in various guises, and three others from his recent book. Come by the gallery to view his work and his whimsical sense of humor. "Milkin' It" is on view through November 14th.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coming Soon!

The Great and Small Art Show!
Left Bank Gallery Essex, LLC is planning it's first 'miniature masterpiece' exhibition, featuring delightfully diminutive artwork by 50+ artists from Connecticut and beyond. The exhibition will showcase nearly 100 original paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces measuring 10 x 10 inches or smaller.
Offering an array of small scale affordable work, you will be spoiled for choice. Add to your collection or purchase your very first piece of original art.
Meet the artists at the Holiday Reception and Charity Fundraiser on Friday, December 3rd from 6-9pm for art, music, and good spirits. A suggested entry fee of $10 plus 10% of sales will be donated to local non-profit organizations.
We hope to see you there!

LBGE welcomes Noel Coonce Ewing

Noel Coonce-Ewing is an assemblage artist specializing in Steampunk art. Using found-objects, antique ephemera or modern components, Noel stylistically re-imagines and re-invents technical imagery and mechanical aesthetics from the industrial past. Noel creates shadow boxes along with small sculptural pieces made with vintage musical instrument boxes, fruit crates or plinths and adds to them carious found, re-purposed or handmade objects. Her work combines contrasting textures and surfaces, such as work or aged wood with smooth porcelain or oxidized metal. She describes her creative process as eliciting the same excitement as finding broken objects at an archaeological dig and piecing them back together to discover and rediscover history. A selection of Noel's steampunk designs are now available at LBGE.

LBGE welcomes Carol Dunn

Carol Dunn is an award winning printmaker and photographer, specializing in alternative processes for creating artwork. Techniques include solarplate etchings and printing altered photos on top of collage work or on handmade papers or aluminium. Her work has been exhibited widely and she is a member of numerous art associations in the state. View a selection of recent work - now available at Left Bank Gallery Essex.

LBGE welcomes Karen Loprete

Known for her extensive handwork and color choices, contemporary fiber artist Karen Loprete, creates one-of-a-kind artwork to hang or to hang out with. Using a mix of vintage, moderns and hand-dyed fabrics, beading or applique, Karen layers texture, color, and pattern to create wonderful and imaginative quilted artwork. Stop in to view a selection of Karen's newest creations!