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Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention

Past Articles

  • Gallerist Kenise Barnes, photoGraphed By MiKe yaMin
    This month Kenise Barnes opens an exciting new gallery in Kent featuring contemporary artists. Don’t miss the opening reception!

    This month Kenise Barnes opens an exciting new gallery in Kent featuring contemporary artists. Don’t miss the opening reception! by Daphne Anderson Deeds People often think of an art gallery as an exclusive place, a white cube accessible only to …

  • JoAnne Torti, Founder & executive Director of ASAP!
    Celebrating 20 years, ASAP! gears up for a night to remember, filled with exquisite performances, great food, and live entertainment. Be there! June 1st at The Gunnery.

    Celebrating 20 years, ASAP! gears up for a night to remember, filled with exquisite performances, great food, and live entertainment. Be there! June 1st at The Gunnery. Twenty years ago choreographer, dancer, and teacher JoAnne Torti presented a program to …

  • Renée Giroux & Kevin MacPherson of Earth’s Palate farm, photo by Mike Yamin
    Earth’s Palate Farm in Warren is part of a new movement of young farmers who are dedicated to providing natural and delicious organic food to their community.

    Earth’s Palate Farm in Warren is part of a new movement of young farmers who are dedicated to providing natural and delicious organic food to their community. Renée Giroux and Kevin MacPherson are local farmers. They began their farm business …

  • Artist Betsy rogers-Knox
    Accomplished botanical artist Betsy Rogers-Knox has been drawing and painting nature for most of her life. Hollister House Garden presents watercolor classes taught by the artist.

    Accomplished botanical artist Betsy Rogers-Knox has been drawing and painting nature for most of her life. Hollister House Garden presents watercolor classes taught by the artist. From a young age, Betsy Rogers-Knox has always drawn and painted—and made little things. …

  • Simon Kneen, Paolo Secchia, and Brandon Ferreira, PhotograPhed By miKe yamin
    Grey New York Grey New England is a modern luxury accessories brand based in Litchfield County that partners with family artisans in Italy to create beautifully-made products.

    Grey New York Grey New England is a modern luxury accessories brand based in Litchfield County that partners with family artisans in Italy to create beautifully-made products. Creative Director Simon Kneen’s career reflects his passion for fashion and design. Simon …

  • Sharon ruchman, Photo by Emily Lee, Roxbury Photography
    Twenty-five years ago, singer, composer, pianist, and violist Sharon Ruchman made discoveries about her great uncle Rudy — a virtuoso violinist — that would transform her life.

    Twenty-five years ago, singer, composer, pianist, and violist Sharon Ruchman made discoveries about her great uncle Rudy — a virtuoso violinist — that would transform her life. One day, Sharon Ruchman received a stack of violin sheet music that belonged to …

  • Marc Wager Weisgal, photographed by Mike yaMin
    Songwriter, guitarist, and producer are a few of the roles  that Roxbury resident Marc Wager Weisgal has mastered in the world of music and entertainment.

    Songwriter, guitarist, and producer are a few of the roles that Roxbury resident Marc Wager Weisgal has mastered in the world of music and entertainment. Marc Wager Weisgal, son of Susan Blanchard and Michael Wager (Emanuel Weisgal), grew up on …

  • BaBs Perkins
    Norfolk resident Babs Perkins documents the stories of cheese makers, beekeepers, farmers, food producers, and cities through her powerful photographs and her insightful writing.

    Norfolk resident Babs Perkins documents the stories of cheese makers, beekeepers, farmers, food producers, and cities through her powerful photographs and her insightful writing. Writer and photographer Babs Perkins loves the outdoors, food, and travel. She spends a great deal …

  • cheryl malloy, photographed by bleacher+everard (courtesy of What Works)
    With the New Year comes resolutions to better oneself and What Works is a studio and wellness center that provide the training, guidance, and support for those at all levels.

    With the New Year comes resolutions to better oneself and What Works is a studio and wellness center that provide the training, guidance, and support for those at all levels. Cheryl Malloy’s mission is to inspire others to learn, perform, and …

  • Melissa evans, Founder oF lolleez, photographed by elizabeth saharek
    Another Litchfield County success story: Melissa Evans launched a company with an organic, throat-soothing lollipop for children suffering from a cold or cough... then came the next product.

    Another Litchfield County success story: Melissa Evans launched a company with an organic, throat-soothing lollipop for children suffering from a cold or cough… then came the next product. In 2016, Washington resident and mother of four Melissa Evans launched a …