ON OUR RADAR
Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
ARTIST TOM HLAS WITH PAINTING "GOING HOME", PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
ARTIST TOM HLAS WITH PAINTING "GOING HOME", PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
A minimalist with a lot to say, abstract artist Tom Hlas finds inspiration in the rural landscape of Northwestern Connecticut, as well as in the memories of the Iowa farmland he grew up in.
OWNERS ANDY STOWERS AND BROOK NOEL PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
OWNERS ANDY STOWERS AND BROOK NOEL PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
With Andy Stowers and Brook Noel at the helm and executive Chef Robert Peotter in the kitchen, this seafood restaurant has become a local favorite, with one of the best bar scenes in the area.
SHARON CURRAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
SHARON CURRAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE YAMIN
At R Barn Stable & Studio in Bethlehem, artist Sharon Curran lives a focused life training and boarding horses, while creating beautiful handmade ceramic sculptures of her equine friends.
Guest Bloggers
Lisa Fielding
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Summer’s Over but Tomatoes
Are Still in “Season”         
Lisa Fielding devotes herself to perfecting a recipe for braised tomatoes that delivers the bright, satisfying flavors of a fresh tomato and could be preserved for use throughout the fall and winter.
 
Lisa Fielding
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Local Arts and Culture
New gallery spaces in the region are popping up everywhere! Art dealer and historian James Barron has opened a gallery in two spaces in Kent, exhibiting Sol Lewitt’s last sculptures, termed “structures”, plus paintings by Jules Olitski, Saul Steinberg, and other artists whose names we know well. John Noelke has also opened a self-titled gallery space in Torrington, while Serendipity boutique in Litchfield expands with a new gallery space for affordable and artisinal work. We find an arresting installation of paintings by Susan Finnegan at Five Points gallery. Lisa Brody’s paintings are in Washington, as well as Mark Mennin’s work marble at the WAA. In Winsted a studio visit with Ted Gahl reveals new work for shows in Europe this fall.
 
Everyday Mystic
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
“Get Out of Jail Free” Card 
Theresa Joseph tells us: Don’t be afraid to let go of blame and love yourself unconditionally.
Views & Vistas
Natural beauty, stunning landscapes by local artists
Allard Garden, Washington
Featured Artist: Rich Pomerantz