There’s new art to see…all over the place!

OPEN STUDIOS
Sunday, May 22
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make it a Sunday Funday at Metro Art Studios! Join us for a fun afternoon exploring nearly 3 dozen artist studios in a thoughtfully renovated, three-story historic corset factory in Bridgeport.

IN MY STUDIO
This new space is full of inspiration. Come see some of my new work including sterling fused collage earrings and necklaces, copper jewelry and new bracelets.

IN THE GALLERY
Be sure to visit the Crown Gallery to see the two new shows on display.

Vanished
Photography by Penrhyn Cook and Rod Cook and sculpture by Gar Waterman. Reception: Sunday, May 22, 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
 
Everyone Has Feelings
Charles Douthat’s lyrical abstract paintings. Reception: Sunday, May 22, 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

WANT MORE?
Stop at Mongers Market, a few blocks away also on Railroad Avenue, grab lunch at Brewport, a couple of blocks in the other direction, then take a walk along the water at Seaside Park, right down the street!

Come see what’s new!

Spring…It’s About Time!

We’re all so happy it’s spring, and we want to welcome you to our next Open Studios scheduled for Sunday, April 24 from 12-4 at Metro Art Studios.

Come discover nearly 40 artists working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, mixed media, and drawing.

Scheduled just two weeks ahead of Mother’s Day, the Open Studio event is a perfect time to shop for the moms in your life!

While you’re here, be sure to visit the Crown Gallery to see All Things Being featuring innovative contemporary figurative art by four women artists.

The HANDS OF TIME necklace above is available on my Etsy shop. This one-of-a-kind time piece is a funky way to represent how time has become immeasurable. Copper, gold plate and antique watch parts dangle on a 2-inch hammered piece of copper. The stainless steel choker is 16”.

Open Studios

Metro Art Studios Open Studios
Sunday, March 27
12pm – 4pm

Come to METRO Art Studios for Open Studios on March 27 and discover nearly 40 artists working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, mixed media, and drawing.

While I won’t be able to attend Open Studios myself, my assistant Anna will be in the studio to answer questions, show you around, and introduce some of my new work.

While you’re here, don’t miss…

Opening Reception
ALL THINGS BEING
in the Crown Gallery
Sunday, March 27
12pm – 4pm

Opening Reception
PLEIN AIR PERSPECTIVES
with John Forgione


KRISTIN MERRILL

METRO Art Studios
Studio #201
345 Railroad Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-589-6995 cell
www.kristinmerrill.com

studio open by appointment
Parking is onsite or along the street. 


METRO Art Studios is located in the historic Crown Corset factory building on Railroad Avenue in the South End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The three-story building is being meticulously renovated to accommodate fine artists in 38 studios. The grounds will include space for outdoor performances and a public art garden featuring murals and sculptures by local artists. The Crown Corset factory, built in 1907, manufactured corsets, hoop skirts, and other foundation garments. The 500 mostly female workers of the factory walked out in August 1915, joining a strike of garment workers in Bridgeport that led to all American workers having an 8-hour work day. The creativity and productivity of the building lives on with the vibrant and thriving arts community that now resides within its walls.

New Work: Dance With Me

“My dad’s birthday is coming up. One of my earliest and favorite memories with him is dancing. He called traditional English country (contra) dances and the few times he would let someone else call he would dance with me. When waltzing he would twirl me around and I would stand on his feet to learn the steps. This piece reminds me of dancing in a sea of family and friends with my dad.”

For Dance With Me, Biwa freshwater pearls are snuggled up with 7-inch-long pieces of Connecticut and Nova Scotia driftwood. The bracelet has a sterling silver lobster clasp and is 9 inches long, although the width makes it fit nicely on an 8 inch wrist.

New Work: Time Piece

“I have been thinking about the speed of time A LOT lately. It changes so much, so frequently. Some days time flies, and when I look at my daughters I can’t believe how much time has passed in a blink. Other days it seems like the day could be a whole week’s worth of time. The pandemic has totally influenced our perspective on time, hasn’t it? I almost feel like we’ve been time traveling or that there is a whole other dimension of time that we don’t understand.” 

Make a statement about these passing days — how quickly time flies, how slowly time unfolds — with this stunning found-object necklace by Connecticut jeweler and sculptor Kristin Merrill. Sure to be a conversation starter, the 16” necklace is made of agate, found rubber, watch parts and a gold plate clasp.

HOLIDAY MARKET @ Metro Art Studios

Please join me as I kick-off the holidays with the awesome artists here at METRO Art Studios in Bridgeport. Come celebrate and check out our new spaces this Saturday!

HOLIDAY MARKET
@ Metro Art Studios
Saturday, December 4
12 to 4pm

Toast the holidays with Prosecco in my studio (#201)
Visit The Gallery at Metro for our first show Books on the Verge
Shop for creative and unique gifts in the artists’ festive studios.



METRO Art Studios is located in the historic Crown Corset factory building on Railroad Avenue in the South End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The three-story building is being meticulously renovated to accommodate fine artists in 38 studios. The grounds will include space for outdoor performances and a public art garden featuring murals and sculptures by local artists. The Crown Corset factory, built in 1907, manufactured corsets, hoop skirts, and other foundation garments. The 500 mostly female workers of the factory walked out in August 1915, joining a strike of garment workers in Bridgeport that led to all American workers having an 8-hour work day. The creativity and productivity of the building lives on with the vibrant and thriving arts community that now resides within its walls.

BAT Open Studios November 2021

There are 40 brilliantly creative artists here at METRO Art Studios in Bridgeport, and we’re ready to show off our new spaces as part of the Bridgeport Art Trail.

Metro Art Studios Grand Opening!
In the Gallery (studios by appointment only)
Friday, November 12
4pm – 6pm

Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday,November 13 & 14
10am – 5pm

It will be great to see you again!

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KRISTIN MERRILL

METRO Art Studios
Studio #201
345 Railroad Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-589-6995 cell
www.kristinmerrill.com

studio open by appointment
Parking is onsite or along the street. 


NOVEMBER 12 – 14
Visit Bridgeport Open Studios for a full schedule of events!

Metro Art Studios

GRAND OPENING:
Friday, November 12, 4pm – 6pm

OPEN STUDIOS:
Saturday, November 13, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, November 14, 10am – 5pm


METRO Art Studios is located in the historic Crown Corset factory building on Railroad Avenue in the South End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The three-story building is being meticulously renovated to accommodate fine artists in 38 studios. The grounds will include space for outdoor performances and a public art garden featuring murals and sculptures by local artists. The Crown Corset factory, built in 1907, manufactured corsets, hoop skirts, and other foundation garments. The 500 mostly female workers of the factory walked out in August 1915, joining a strike of garment workers in Bridgeport that led to all American workers having an 8-hour work day. The creativity and productivity of the building lives on with the vibrant and thriving arts community that now resides within its walls.

Can’t Wait for You to See My New Studio!

Loving my world as the train goes by!
NEW STUDIO

I am so excited about my new studio, and I can’t wait to show you! There are 40 brilliantly creative artists here at METRO Art Studios in Bridgeport, and we’re ready to show off our new spaces.

I’m available now by appointment, or come visit during these upcoming events:

November 13 & 14
Bridgeport Open Studios
10am – 5pm

December 4
Holiday Market at Metro Art Studios
10am – 4pm

It will be great to see you again!

KRISTIN MERRILL

METRO Art Studios
Studio #201
345 Railroad Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-589-6995 cell
www.kristinmerrill.com

studio open by appointment
Parking is onsite or along the street. 

METRO Art Studios is located in the historic Crown Corset factory building on Railroad Avenue in the South End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The three-story building is being meticulously renovated to accommodate fine artists in 38 studios. The grounds will include space for outdoor performances and a public art garden featuring murals and sculptures by local artists. The Crown Corset factory, built in 1907, manufactured corsets, hoop skirts, and other foundation garments. The 500 mostly female workers of the factory walked out in August 1915, joining a strike of garment workers in Bridgeport that led to all American workers having an 8-hour work day. The creativity and productivity of the building lives on with the vibrant and thriving arts community that now resides within its walls.

Not for the Faint of Heart

Mixed Media Fresh Water Pearl, Driftwood and Antique Nail Necklace

Not for the faint of heart, this mixed-media necklace combines edgy and classic to create a style all your own. An antique nail pierces a piece of pebbled driftwood, a large freshwater pearl sits atop a cluster of woven wire — all hanging from a stunning 20″ beaded pearl necklace. Made by Connecticut artist and sculptor Kristin Merrill, the pendant measures 6.5″ x .75 and is sure to turn heads!

Visit my Etsy Shop to see more pieces like this.

From my family to yours…

Make a gift of your life and lift all…by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give.

DAVID R. HAWKINS

From my family to yours…wishing you kindness,
compassion, peace and love this
holiday season and into the new year ahead.

— Kristin —