Loving New London – 40 Years, Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents a Valentine Exhibit of images of The Smith House, 138-140 Bank St., c.1840 Greek Revival-style, in the heart of the Waterfront Historic District. Once dominated by wharves and tall ships, now #24 on New London’s Heritage Trail is home to our gallery. The exhibit includes a wintery mix of landscape paintings by local artists, Robert J. Hauschild, Mark Patnode, Liz McGee, and others. Celebrate our historic and creative community; and find the perfect gift for your significant other! 140 Bank St., New London, CT, 860-442-6355, www.studio33gallery.com.
Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery will be featuring Handmade Origami Whale Valentines, created by local artist Karen Boehm for this celebration exhibit – “Loving New London – 40 Years” – and specifically – the historic building at 138-140 Bank St. Erected in 1840 as a residence, now home to our gallery. The Greek Revival-style house was built by Franklin Smith, a Whaling Captain and Partner in the Perkins & Smith Whaling Firm. Capt. Smith was accompanied by his wife on four of his voyages, his only daughter Chelsea was named after the ship on which she was born while at sea. New London history – ah, the romance, come share the love and get your hand made Origami Whale Valentine for your special someone!
Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents Art For The Holidays Six local, award winning artists are featured in the show including abstract expressionists Diane Brown and Mark Patnode; and landscape painters Robert J. Hauschild, Ralph Acosta, and Liz McGee, and Chinese Watercolor Painter Juner Zhai. Owner Sara Munro is also pleased to present an excellent opportunity for a collector to purchase a stunning collectible with excellent provenance and original framing with finished corners: Hirosaki Castle, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950, Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan). From a Series: Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms – Sakura Hachidai, pre-WWII, c.1935. Hiroshi was a 20th C. Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, noted especially for his excellent landscape prints. The New London Postcard Project, an ongoing community art project and fundraiser for New London Landmarks and New London Maritime Society is also exhibited. Join us in celebrating the holiday season, shop local and small for all your gift giving needs. We are having a 30% off sale on Ready Made Frames, come see the finest hand made, one of a kind, artisanal gifts, jewelry, greeting cards, books and more, in the heart of the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail, New London, CT, 140 Bank St., Mon 10:00 to 4:00, Tue-Fri 9 to 5, Sat 10 to 3, Appt. available. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Alignable. Visit our website at www.studio33gallery.com.