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.

Greiser’s 4th Annual Holiday Open House & Outdoor Market

Featuring 7 Talented Local Artisans & Live Jazz

Our festive annual Holiday Open House is back! Drop in to Greiser’s on Sunday, November 28 between 10AM and 3PM to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping.

Outdoors in our parking lot and on our front porch, we’re hosting 7 very talented Easton artisans for an Arts & Crafts Market. Find one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood bowls and candlesticks, felted wool bags, painted tree ornaments, watercolor art and cards, and hand blown glass ornaments and vessels.

Inside the store, shop a specially curated selection of holiday decor and gifts including vintage ornaments, table linens and handloom table runners, affordable framed original oil and pastel artwork, festive throw pillows, candles, books, holiday greeting cards, specialty & gourmet foods, and more!

Outdoor market begins at 10am. Live jazz and holiday cheer from 1pm – 3pm. Overflow parking available at the Congregational Church across the intersection.

Opening Reception: Patricia Scanlan Oil Paintings

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM.
Greiser’s Coffee & Market is delighted to feature the oil paintings of Easton resident Patricia Scanlan. Patricia is an interior designer who has been studying oil painting for many years at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan. Join us and meet Patricia at the exhibit’s opening reception in our store on the evening of Thursday, October 17.

Attendance is free, small bites will be served, and guests are welcome to bring a bottle to share. Overflow parking is available at the Congregational Church across the intersection.

Patricia Scanlan’s work will be on display and for sale at Greiser’s from October 17 – November 24.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/402981207032031/

Easton Plein Air Painter John Forgione

Painting By John Forgione

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00PM.
Join us for the opening of John Forgione’s art exhibit at Greiser’s! You may have seen John with his easel around town, painting scenes of our farms, fields, and shops. He is renowned for capturing the natural beauty of Fairfield County with oil on canvas. Meet the Easton artist at our free reception this evening and see his work close up at Greiser’s through late August. Our “galley gallery” is tiny, but the artwork is a big deal! Read more about John here. 

RSVP Here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/510467713097104/