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.

Greiser’s to Host Duvian Montoya Art Reception & Exhibit in March

The artwork of Easton-based painter and muralist Duvian Montoya can be found in public spaces in New Haven and throughout Norwalk, on permanent display at the SONO Collection, and among the art collections of Disney, the Albuquerque real estate corporation Gulfstream Worldwide, The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and Housatonic Community College.

So, Greiser’s is thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibit of a small selection of work by our acclaimed friend and customer. About a dozen of Montoya’s paintings will be on display and for sale at Greiser’s from March 22 through April 30, 2022. An opening reception on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm is open to the public.

Montoya’s portraits of his family and Team Greiser’s were among his “Longing for Connection” pandemic series.

A Norwalk native, Montoya studied fine art at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. After graduation, he restored antique lithographs for museums, galleries and collectors around the world; studied the Old Masters’ techniques in Europe; and established a gallery exhibiting New Mexican contemporary artists in Santa Fe before returning to Connecticut. After spending five years converting an historic Georgian-style mansion in Norwalk into the St. Phillip’s Artist Guild gallery and studio space, he moved with his wife Emma Montoya to Easton in 2011.

Presently, he is serving as Artistic and Educational Director at The Norwalk Art Space, which offers free art education to underserved high school students and a premier space for regional artist exhibitions and programs.

Montoya’s philosophy is to paint the stories of our present lives the way our ancestors did in caves 10,000 years ago for future generations to build on.

“By studying our visual history, we can see our evolution and strive for a better tomorrow through a sophisticated visual language,” Montoya says. His gallery work and public installations give context to humanity’s current struggles, achievements, and aspirations. This is especially true of a mural project at the South Norwalk Train Station where he used the language of fashion to represent decades of transitory history in Norwalk and a mural at the Norwalk Public Library that shares Montoya’s parents’ story of migration from Colombia, South America, to Norwalk by using architecture and design as his visual transitions from country to country.

Montoya says he most enjoys creating a narrative that connects generations of people through symbols, color, texture, and shared visual cues. His recent work has spoken to the need for human connection in a time of social distancing and isolation. Other works depict individual meditative moments, architecture and its function as a cultural reference to its people and place, and the need to stand united against injustice toward our black and brown brothers and sisters.

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/