Humble Beauty: Hand-Colored Prints by Marcy Juran

Opening Reception Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

Live Music by Hey Honeybabe

Marcy Juran’s lifelong fascination with the botanical kingdom began in her parents’ suburban Connecticut vegetable gardens. She fondly recalls her mother’s asparagus beds and a tomato garden her father planted for her to tend at age 6. The images she has hung at Greiser’s this autumn are “ripe with memories,” she says.

Juran, a Greiser’s regular, is visual artist with a practice that includes photography, encaustic painting, and handmade paper. Her focus combines personal narratives with the natural environs of her native New England.

She began her work in photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she concentrated in graphic design. Throughout her design career, Juran collaborated with photographers to create award-winning work grounded in photographic storytelling.

Her own photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S., including at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery, the SOHO Gallery, Sohn Fine Art, the SE Center for Photography, and the A Smith Gallery.

In Connecticut, her work has been shown at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, the Rowayton Arts Center, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, The Westport Arts Center, The Bendheim Gallery, The Ely Center, and the Kershner gallery. Her photography has also been published in the online publications Fraction, Lenscratch, and Don’t Take Pictures. 

Juran holds an A.B. in Studio Art from Brown University. She pursued additional studies in graphic design, printmaking, and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook, and the Maine Media Workshops. A native of Connecticut, Juran works from her studio in Westport, and is an exhibiting member of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Rowayton Arts Center, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

All works in this exhibit are Hand-Colored Archival Pigment Prints, copyright 2022 Marcy Juran, and are either 13 x 19-inch prints framed to 16 x 22 inches or 6 x 9-inch prints framed to 12 x 15 inches. Prices are for framed works. Larger works are 1 of 7; smaller works are 1 of 10. 

Greiser’s will feature Juran’s “Humble Beauty” exhibit through Thanksgiving. Friends and customers are invited to a free opening reception with live musical accompaniment by Hey Honeybabe on Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

View individual pieces and prices here.

Small Works in Oil by Redding Artist Pete Bergeron

Opening reception Thursday July 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Greiser’s is delighted to show and offer for sale a selection of small oil-on-panel landscapes by the Redding, Conn., artist Pete Bergeron. 

Pete Bergeron

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN OPENING RECEPTION, THURSDAY JULY 7, 2022, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

A frequent visitor to Greiser’s, Pete Bergeron has been painting since early childhood, inspired by the classic television instruction series “You Are an Artist” hosted by Jon Gnagy. He began his formal art training studying illustration at Paier School of Art in Hamden, Conn. Eventually he turned to large scale painting and, like artist James Rosenquist before him, worked as a billboard painter creating giant images of hamburgers, beer bottles, cars and other colorful oversized advertisements.

In 1990 he studied with Frank Covino of Waitsfield, Vermont, learning the Classical Academic approach to painting–a systematic method that begins with a detailed monochromatic under painting superimposed with many layers of thinly applied colored glazes. The resulting effect gives an overall luminous quality to the finished painting. His commitment to fine art was a natural direction that led to a consuming full time passion for creating lasting and timeless works of art.

Pete’s current landscape paintings are reminiscent of the late nineteenth century American landscape painters of the Hudson River School, including John Frederick Kensett, Sanford Robinson Gifford and William Trost Richards, and of the Tonalist painters of that period. His work hangs in many collections throughout New England and other areas of the U.S. 

Each of the 15 oil-on-panel paintings exhibited at Greiser’s this summer is approximately 5 x 7 inches and all are in 2-inch frames.

Visit Greiser’s to view and purchase the works on exhibit this summer, or view and purchase online here. If shipping is requested, we will follow up with shipping costs. 

And see more of Pete Bergeron’s work on his website

History Chat & Coffee Klatch with Frank

Join Greiser’s barista and Easton historian Frank Pagliaro for a fun monthly lecture series at Greiser’s

Learn something new about your surroundings this summer! Sign up to join one, two, or all three of our Coffee Klatch & History Chats with Frank.

Frank Pagliaro is a 27-year Easton resident with a passion for history and what he calls a “wikipedic” knowledge of all things local; that is, “constantly evolving and sometimes wrong.” Frank is a member of the Easton Cemetery Committee and was co-author of the definitive study of the 1807 Weston Meteorite fall sites. He’s a former Historical Society of Easton board member and presently works part-time at Greiser’s as a barista.

Frank will present each topic with pictures and maps, lead a casual discussion, and answer all your questions about Easton history.

Each 90-minute event will take place in our art gallery/back room on the second Tuesday of the month from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. The $12-per-event ticket price includes a light breakfast buffet of coffee, tea, and juice, plus fresh baked croissants and scones, donut muffins, and yogurt. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Register for all 3 events at once and save $6! $12 per event or $30 for all three.

Seniors may park at the Senior Center and ride the bus to and from Greiser’s.

Tuesday, June 14: A General History of Easton

Once considered the northern wilderness of the town of Fairfield, Easton is now known as the Jewel of Fairfield County. We’ll talk about the Native Peoples who first lived here, the mapping of the Long Lots, the first colonial settlers, the parish of North Fairfield, the Revolution, the town of Weston (including a meteorite tease), the establishment of town of Easton, the creation of the reservoirs, and Easton’s decline and rebirth.

Tuesday, July 12: Easton’s Old Burial Grounds

Our cemeteries tell the stories of life and death in 18th and 19th century Easton and give clues about the practices and rituals of people who lived here. We’ll also talk about gravestone styles over time and the places where some of our notable residents lived and now rest.

Tuesday, August 9: The Weston Meteorite

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the first recorded fall of a meteorite in North America, who saw it, where they found it, and how it affected the nascent American science community. We’d like its name changed to the Easton Meteorite!

Click here to purchase tickets today!

To register by phone with a credit card, call 203-220-9424 during business hours. Greiser’s is open Tue – Fri 7am – 5pm and from 7am – 3pm on weekends. The store is closed Mondays.