Third Annual Juried Show Now on View
Our juried show this year is three times the size, encompassing the entire gallery and featuring almost 250 paintings and sculptures by artists from Connecticut, New England and beyond.
Our juror, artist Paul Batch, had hundreds of entries to review.
His selection include a wide range of styles, points of view, medium, size and price points and much of the work is by artists who don’t normally show in our gallery so the exhibit is especially refreshing.
It will remain up through March 31 so we hope you can come by and visit.
"Hygge" Sundays in February
Chester is celebrating the Danish concept of coziness, happiness and togetherness on the first three Sundays in February from 11 to 1 or so.
- Chocolate Sunday, Feb. 11 will be celebrated at Lark with Chester’s largest brownie, and there will be Valentine giveaways with each purchase while Lori Warner will host a visit from Priscilla Martel who will serve and share recipes for her favorite chocolate recipe. French Hen and Lori Warner will give away a chocolate with every purchase and Maple and Main will serve chocolates. The Pattaconk is offering several chocolate stouts at a $1 off each glass and also serving hot chocolate and coffee drinks at half price all month.The Perfect Pear is introducing John & Kira's Chocolates with a limited selection of this new husband-and-wife chocolatier gift-packaged offerings
- On Beat the Winter Blues Sunday, Feb. 18, the Pattaconk will have special beers on tap, a bloody Mary bar, pancake breakfast, free cotton candy, face painting, food and drink specials, chili and soup bar, open juke box, tractors out front and more. Lark is having a pink flamingo party and a giveaway of Mardi Gras beads; Perfect Pear will serve Bundt cake samples, French Hen will serve tropical refreshments and music and Maple and Main will offer root beer floats and feature “summer” and tropical” themed paintings. Lori Warner will exhibit a selection of her new prints created while on location in the Bahamas.
Paint Party with Cindy
Sunday, February 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Paint an image of a pair of cardinals sitting on a tree branch under the guidance of gallery artist Cindy Stevens who’s coming to Maple and Main for a Painting Party Sunday, February 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Cindy brings all the supplies as well as walks you through the process step-by-step so you can go home with a painting you created yourself. No prior art experience necessary.
The cost is $40, and wine and light refreshments are included. You can sign up and pre-pay by check or cash at Maple and Main; or send a check to Cindy Stevens Fine Art. 30 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413 or call Cindy at 860-304-1666 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Make check payable to Cindy Stevens Fine Art. Space is limited and pre-payment is necessary to reserve your seat, easel and canvas
M&M show at Hartford Fine Art and Framing
80 Pitkin St., East Hartford; Weekdays, 9:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Maple and Main is partnering with Hartford Fine Art and Framing with a show of over 60 paintings by gallery artists at Hartford Fine Art’s gallery. The works are in all styles and medium but many are larger format and there are a greater percentage of abstract works. We hope you can make a point of visiting this large and well-appointed gallery to view this stunning show.