November 4 - Opening reception of the Unbound show at the River Street Gallery in New Haven, CT. This lovely gentleman spent a good amount of time inspecting my Forget Me Not. I should have introduced myself and talked to him, right? I mean, that's a big part of what opening receptions are all about, right? I'd love to know what he would have had to say.
River Street Gallery is housed within Fairhaven Furniture. Fairhaven inhabits a large warehouse space and has wonderful merchandise on multiple floors and in many rooms. One of these spaces is the gallery where they have been having high caliber exhibitions for years. Much of the furniture in the store is handcrafted, mostly by artisans who work with wood, and what they show is unique and very beautiful. The artwork they show complements the furniture they sell and vice versa.
Left to Right: Ellen Schiffman, fiber artist and indefatigable leader of our Connecticut (CT) chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA); Doug Crites-Moore, maker of truly tiny paper sculptures and my husband of 37 years - he looks like he's wearing awesome earmuffs; Sooo-z Mastropietro, fiber artist extraordinaire; and Nancy Moore, award-winning artist and the very talented and unflappable curator of the Unbound show.
Unbound showcases the work of more than 40 artists from the tri-state area, all of whom are members of CT-SDA. The more than 200 works in this show will be on display through January 7, 2018.
For you, a glimpse of some of the items in the show: