Imagination let loose

“Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.” — William Stevens Typically known for her faux and decorative paintings, Old Lyme (Conn.) and Nantucket (Mass.) artist, Robin Breeding, pays tribute to Surrealism art in this 2018 holiday tree at the Florence Griswold Museum. Miniature handsewn mixed media ornaments represent key images … More Imagination let loose

O Tannenbaum

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker   With a nod to the legendary German Christmas folk song, O Tannenbaum, and drawing on his German roots, American artist Ralf Feyl created a thoroughly German Christmas tree for the Florence … More O Tannenbaum

Fanciful

“I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.” — Dale Chihuly Glass artist Jeffrey P’an is known for his glass sculptural work, with one-of-a-kind creations ranging from fine jewelry to cut crystal and glassware as well as repairs of historical pieces. Working from his Mystic, Conn. … More Fanciful

The Magic of Christmas

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale   For the past fifteen years, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn., have admired the painted palettes by contemporary artists hung on Miss Florence’s Artist Trees. Alluding to the Lyme Art … More The Magic of Christmas

Rainy Day

“Save it for a rainy day.” — Proverb Artists Julie Solz and Steve Hansen let their imaginations go in creating a rain barrel retreat for Lettersburg Junction resident Radiant Rae in the enchanting Lettersburg Junction town of Wee Faerie Homesteads. Tiny structures based on letters, numbers and symbols are set throughout the garden and riverside … More Rainy Day

Sanctuary

“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there’s always the garden.” — William Affleck “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time.” — Herman Hesse  *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum Garden — Once described as a ‘veritable tangle of fragrant beauty,” Miss … More Sanctuary

Purposeful play

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow Creative kids culminate their week of art exploration at the Florence Griswold Museum Art Colony camp by displaying their work for family, friends and Museum visitors to enjoy. Walls of the Museum’s Education Center are transformed into a gallery of artistic creations by 4th-6th graders that … More Purposeful play