Celebrate the Holidays @ 2 Locations This Season!

Who needs holiday gems? Save these dates and come find one-of-a-kind gifts! OPEN STUDIOS Bridgeport Arts Trail weekend @ NEST Arts Factory 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Studio #18, Bridgeport Saturday, November 10, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, November 11, 10 am – 5 pm HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET @ Fairfield Museum 370 Beach Road, Fairfield Friday, November 16, 12 – 4 pm Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 4 pm I look forward to seeing you!

Creating Transformations

There is a mystical sense to Kristin Merrill’s work, which comes from its connection to the earth and natural environment. “My passion is creating beautiful things out of natural materials,” she says. “ I am especially connected to the sea, in both a literal and a psychic sense. It gives my work meaning and a reason for being.” Kristin’s sculptures incorporate pieces of driftwood indigenous to the Connecticut shoreline. To them, she adorns pearls, hand-cast sterling elements, copper and symbolic found objects. “The driftwood,” Kristin explains, “was once a tree, vibrant with life and growing. It goes through a metamorphosis…