Featured Announcement: Free Art Opening/Artist Reception in Burlington
You could not find a more eclectic group of businesses—an ice cream parlor, a café, a landscape design center, and … an artist studio? Seriously? Yes, and right on Rt. 4 in Burlington.
The new local artist in residence at the studio is Kathleen Kelly, who focuses on crafting elegant pottery pieces, painting vibrant landscapes and still lifes, and capturing natural beauty through photography. Ms. Kelly also teaches art lessons at her studio for budding artists aged 10 years and older. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, and is a published author.
Ms. Kelly’s works will be officially presented to the public during a free Art Opening/Artist Reception at the studio’s inaugural event entitled “Artworks Inspired by Nature” on Fri., Oct. 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Burlington studio is located at 511 Spielman Hwy. (Rt. 4).
Chef Dreama DiBiase-Erisoty will offer a special food tasting beginning at 7 p.m. A selection of fall menu items featured at the Greenhouse Café will be served, including Seafood-Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Harvest Pumpkin Soup, and homemade Apple Fritters with maple syrup. The food tasting on Friday night is free, and these tasty items (as well as other delicious fare) will be available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday.
The opening reception kicks off a Fall Creative Arts Weekend at the beautifully landscaped property, home of Laurel Land Design LLC, the corporate sponsor. Other free art studio events are listed below.
- Ms. Kelly will speak about her artwork and creative artistic process on Sat., Oct. 20th, at 1 p.m.
- Adult painters are invited to an intensive “Improve Your Paint Palette” workshop on Sat., Oct. 20th, 3 to 5 p.m. Choose one medium (oils or acrylics) and bring your whole paint bag “as it is” with rags, brushes, paints, palette, mixing knife. Bring a note pad and a trash bag. Limit 15 people.
- A “Youth Drawing Workshop” for students aged 10 through 19 will be held on Sun., Oct. 21st, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Student artists will experiment with seeing flowers in new and different ways. This event requires quiet time for artists to focus. Bring a drawing pad, pencils, sharpeners, and an eraser. Parents of children aged 16 or younger must sign them in and remain on the property, which has a picnic area, water features, and gardens to explore. Students with special needs must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Limit 15 students.