Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios This Weekend!

  Come Visit our Studios and Play! The Nest Arts Factory Events for Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Bridgeport is an artists’ colony with hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the city during the second weekend of November. It’s going to be a fun and busy weekend at The Nest and in my studio (#18)! We have activities scheduled on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday November 10. Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, November 10 from 10 am to 5 pm Visit the artists of the NEST…

Kristin Merrill @ The Kershner Gallery March 16

Join William Scully, Ralph Levesque and me on Saturday, March 16 from  4:30 – 6:30 pm for an Opening Reception and Artists Talk at the Fairfield Public Library’s Kershner Gallery. The show is a brilliant exploration of emergence = the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. Come enjoy original art, delicious nibbles and wine! I look forward to seeing you. Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Fairfield Public Library 1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824 PLUS…Don’t Miss “Jazzed Up!” live performance: Fairfield Public Library; Saturday, April 27; 2:30 – 4:30 pm

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…