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.

We’re Hiring: Get Paid to Spend a Few Hours of Your Weekend at Greiser’s!

Working at Greiser’s on the weekend is a fun and entertaining way to earn income and make new friends. Our weekend shifts require 6 hours at a time on your feet serving customers, washing dishes, bussing tables, sweeping floors, and stocking groceries. Our starting hourly rate is $14, plus tips, but we will pay more for experience. Our employees must be 18 or older, and we are looking for staff who can start by October 1. To apply, please email Adrienne at info@greisers.com.

Catch Easton’s Biggest Bluegrass Stars at Greiser’s

Dan Carlucci & Dan Tressler will play our Cookout August 25

Easton’s finest and Greiser’s favorite two bluegrass musicians team up for a special performance in our parking lot on Thursday, August 25, starting at 6:30 pm.

Dan Carlucci and Dan Tressler, both of Easton and formerly partners in the band String Fingers, are getting together for a cookout & concert at Greiser’s. The incredibly talented duo, aka Dan Squared, play original music as well as Americana, folk, and bluegrass covers. Anyone who has seen them perform knows that we’re in for a special treat tonight.

Cookout + Concert tickets are $24 adults, $12 kids, and must be purchased in advance in-store or online. The cookout menu will include grilled meats and veggies, a cold salad, chips, and dessert.

Music-only tickets will be available at the show for $10.

Beer will be available for purchase at this event, courtesy of Roadie, the Redding Roadhouse Beer Truck.

Want to preview their sound? We carry several CDs by both musicians at Greiser’s.

An Evening of Folk, Rock and Pop with Moxanne

Live music Thursday August 18 on Greiser’s front porch

Join us at Greiser’s on the front porch on Thursday August 18 for an evening of acoustic classic rock, pop, and folk with Moxanne and her trio. Music starts at 6:00 pm. Book a seat here for $5, or pay when you arrive. Sandwiches, snacks and softdrinks will be available for purchase in the store.

With a soulful voice, cheerful mood, and interesting stories, Moxanne has entertained us at Greiser’s and at the Easton Public Library before and we’re delighted for her return to Greiser’s, when we will request that someone capture a few sharp photos of her group!

Pre-Carnival Fun at Greiser’s Thursday Night!

Join us for a cookout with cover band Fake ID from 6:30 – 8:30 on August 4.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Greiser’s first parking lot cookout of summer 2022 on Thursday, August 4, will feature the acclaimed Fairfield County cover band Fake ID. Come at 6:30 to dance and dine on grilled sausages & sliders plus corn on the cob, macaroni salad, pickles and chips. Tickets for dinner + show are $24 for adults, $12 for kids.

In more than a decade of performing across Fairfield County, Fake ID has built up a following at hot spots including The Gray Goose, The Spotted Horse, Old Post Tavern, and more. The band is loved for its amazing range of cover tunes and high energy performances that get the crowd moving. 

Advance online ticket purchase is recommended, but on-site purchase will available while supplies last. Seating is limited to 60.

NOTE: BYOB is permitted. BYO water is recommended! Soft drinks available for purchase in the store. Other snacks and sweets will also be available for purchase. Please park in the Congregational Church lot across the intersection.

The Easton Firemen’s Carnival stays open till 11:00 pm on August 4.

Shannon McMahon to Sing Her Original Folk Songs

Free BYOB Happy Hour at Greiser’s Thursday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Join us on the front porch this Thursday evening, July 28, from 5:30 – 7:00 for the folk songs of Shannon McMahon.

Admission is free though seating is limited. Guests are welcome to byob. Snacks, sandwiches, and softdrinks will be available for purchase.

Shannon is a singer/songwriter from Stratford, also known as the Easton Public Library Assistant, who creates contemporary folk music with rich vocals and songs that resonate with a strong sense of the human experience. Shannon got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions. At the age of 17, Shannon auditioned for and was accepted into a vocal performance class at the New School, in New York City, taught by Brown Bradley.

Frank Pagliaro Plays Greiser’s: From Old Timey to Indie

On Thursday July 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, our Acoustic Solos & Small Bites summer music series continues

Easton renaissance man Frank Pagliaro will play Greiser’s front porch July 14

He’s known as an historian of all things Easton – especially the 1807 meteorite landing, he makes a meticulous latte behind the counter at Greiser’s, he leads tours as a member of the Easton Cemetery Committee, he’s retired from the board of the Historical Society of Easton and a career in financial risk analysis, he has officiated several weddings, he’s one of the world’s greatest grandpas, and he’s a choir member and guitarist for Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

This Thursday, Frank Pagliaro will bring his talents to Greiser’s front porch as the third act in our Acoustic Solos & Small Bites summer music series.

Frank chose Bastille Day for his show date, and though his songlist is an eclectic mix of all-English old-timey, 1920s, folk, soft rock, country, and Beatles tunes, he promises there will be something in store for the Francophiles among us!

Our Acoustic Solos & Small Bites events are byob happy hours. Events are open to all, but seating is reserved first for ticket holders. Our $24 ticket price covers your seat, a cheeseboard, and glassware/ice setup for beverages you bring. Non-alcoholic drinks, mixers, and other snacks will be available for sale. When booking, please specify any dietary restriction as well as your preference for indoor or outdoor seating. Guests will be welcome to browse the store, mingle, and, if seated indoors, step outside for the music.

To book your seat with lite gourmet fare, stop into the store before noon on Thursday or reserve online here.

Mike Miles Plays Rock & Blues Guitar at Greiser’s

Thursday, June 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Easton native Mike Miles returns to the little Greiser’s “stage” to kick off our Summer 2022 live outdoor music series. As the former lead singer and guitarist of the bands Let the Good Times Roll and Shade of Blues, Mike plays a blend of rock, pop, blues, and country.

Book your seats for any of our our BYOB happy hours with live music here!

This summer, starting Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Greiser’s will host 6 intimate byob happy hour evenings*, featuring acoustic solos by local musicians on our front porch (or indoors in case of rain).

These evenings are open to all, but seating is limited to ticket holders. Our $24 ticket price covers your seat, a cheeseboard, and glassware/ice setup for beverages you bring. Non-alcoholic drinks, mixers, and other snacks will be available for sale.

When booking, please specify any dietary restriction as well as your preference for indoor or outdoor seating. Guests will be welcome to browse the store, mingle, and step outside for the music.

* Interested in our big ole traditional family friendly parking lot events? Stay tuned for details on the 4 concert cookouts we have planned for this summer!

Valentine’s Sunday Shop & Sip

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13, NOON – 3PM.

A visit to the Love Hub of Easton this weekend will chase away all your winter blues! On Sunday afternoon, treat yourself to a solo afternoon out, or bring someone you adore and enjoy pink bubbly while browsing our sweet selection of Valentine’s baubles. We’ve got pretty and delicious goodies for him, for her, for kids, for your Galentine, for foodies, and for you. Plus: dozens of designs of Valentine’s cards, including vintage.

Don’t forget we’re closed on Mondays, including Valentine’s Day. Shop local for all the ones you love on Sunday!

Indoor seating is available.

Lee Skalkos: Landscapes in Pastel & Oil

Framed works on exhibit and for sale at Greiser’s thru December 31

Wonderland in Acadia, pastel by Lee Skalkos

On view November 1 – December 31 at Greiser’s are 26 framed landscapes by the talented local artist and art teacher Lee Skalkos.

Lee Skalkos is a pastel artist, metalsmith, and certified art teacher in the state of Connecticut. She has been teaching art for 17 years. Lee has lifelong experience with metals and has recently found an incredible passion for soft pastels. She visits Maine, Montana and Wyoming often to explore our National Parks and to share her experience of them with her students. 

“As a teacher,” Lee says, “I know that before I teach a subject, I need to teach my students who I am and to share my love of art with them. It’s important to me to be aware of how I think of and represent myself: I don’t wish to be viewed as an art expert of person who definitively knows whether a work of art is ‘good’ or not. Instead, I consider myself a skilled and enthusiastic teacher who promotes students’ critical thinking and creations.”

Lee says she believes that art education should focus on children’s ideas. “Their their experiences must be valued and built upon. Then art lessons can be not just successful, but also relevant.” 

All artwork is framed and prices range from $95 to $2,000 with most priced under $300.