unveiling creativity

Where art comes

Alive

Upstairs in The Smithy Market gallery, experience the power of artistic expression in our showcase of local talent and imagination.

Featured Artists

Artist in Residence

Marisabel Artieda started drawing and painting at a very young age, and later studied graphic design, but she found her true passion in the Fine Arts. This exhibition is a retrospective collection of her past and current work and highlights her love for her native Peru and Connecticut.
Amber Maida Artist in residence

Artist in residence- Amber Maida

Amber Maida’s paintings are internationally collected and have been exhibited in galleries and Museums throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK.   Most recently Amber’s painting, “Lit From Within” was awarded First Place and a solo show at The Mattatuck Museum’s 2016 Mixmaster juried exhibit by Juror, Elizabeth Denny, Director of the Denny Gallery (NYC).  The solo exhibition, Entrances & Exits, was on exhibit August, 2016.  Since 2012, Amber’s paintings have been represented by Art Cube Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA) with solo exhibitions during September/October 2014. In September 2013 Maida was one of a three-person exhibition at LA Artcore Galleries (Los Angeles, CA, Brewery Annex location) and while living in Southern California, she had an artist film created about her process and artwork by photographer/videographer, Eric Minh Swenson titled, “Broken Eggshells.”  Since returning to Connecticut in 2015, Amber has also had two solo exhibitions featuring her mixed media paintings and assemblage sculptures titled, “Elemental” in May 2017, and“The Silver Lining” in April/May 2015 at Serendipity Gallery in Litchfield, CT.
Marc Isolda and Susan Reinberg

Marc Isolda and Susan Reinberg

"In Passing" is a collection of landscapes, water views, city scenes, floral studies, still life, and wildlife images by Connecticut photographers Susan Reinberg and Marc Isolda.

"We chose the theme "In Passing" for this exhibit," Susan explains, "because that is how our photographs are made. We stop along the way. The images are the journal of our lives."

“I've had a camera in my hand since I was 8 years old,” Marc says. “Even then, I was fascinated with the idea that I could capture a moment in time — I could freeze forever something that would never happen again. Taking pictures was almost magical. I still feel that way.”

The Smithy Loft

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