Holiday Market at Metro Art Studios

Join me and the artists of Metro Art Studios for our Holiday Market, Saturday, December 3 from 12-4! Our gift shop – Urbane – will be open. Visit our studios, gallery, have a cup of coffee in the lobby and then join me to toast the holidays in studio #201!

345 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 It is a free event with parking on site. I hope to see you!

OPEN STUDIOS at Metro Art Studios (video)

Open Studios.

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13

It’s our biggest Open Studios of the year! Come see me and some of your favorite Bridgeport artists at Metro Art Studios with over 40 artists working in a wide variety of disciplines — from painting and sculpture to printmaking and photography, jewelry, mixed media, and so much more!

  • Talk to the artists about their inspiration and techniques.
  • Find art to buy, collect, and gift.
  • Explore the renovated corset factory.
  • Celebrate the renaissance of Bridgeport’s South End neighborhood.

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 10 am to 5 pm both days.

Masks are suggested. Parking available in our lot and along Railroad and Myrtle Avenues. Fully ADA accessible.

SCHEDULE FOR OPEN STUDIOS
November 12 & 13: Studios open from 10 am to 5 pm
November 12: Body painting demo with Alicia Cobb from 12 to 4 pm
November 12: Storytelling for young artists with Denise Susalka at 1 pm
November 13: Concert with the Alternate Routes at 2 pm

OPEN STUDIOS: Less than 2 weeks away!

Open Studios.

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13

It’s our biggest Open Studios of the year! Come see me and some of your favorite Bridgeport artists at Metro Art Studios with over 40 artists working in a wide variety of disciplines — from painting and sculpture to printmaking and photography, jewelry, mixed media, and so much more!

  • Talk to the artists about their inspiration and techniques.
  • Find art to buy, collect, and gift.
  • Explore the renovated corset factory.
  • Celebrate the renaissance of Bridgeport’s South End neighborhood.

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 10 am to 5 pm both days.

Masks are suggested. Parking available in our lot and along Railroad and Myrtle Avenues. Fully ADA accessible.

SCHEDULE FOR OPEN STUDIOS
November 12 & 13: Studios open from 10 am to 5 pm
November 12: Body painting demo with Alicia Cobb from 12 to 4 pm
November 12: Storytelling for young artists with Denise Susalka at 1 pm
November 13: Concert with the Alternate Routes at 2 pm


IN THE GALLERY

On view in the Crown Gallery

Subject Matter.
Curated by Miggs Burroughs, this exhibit in Crown Gallery includes art by Sue Benton, Miggs Burroughs, Vince Calenzo, Erica Katz, and Jay Petrow. The disparate work of 5 artists is presented for consideration, discussion, thought, and study. Reception: Saturday, November 12 from 3 to 5 pm. Art shown below by Vince Calenzo.

10 x 10 Exhibit.
It’s the annual Metro Art Studios fundraising exhibit. Find fabulous art that’s all 10” x 10” and $100 each. Start or add to your art collection or find the perfect gift. Come early for the best selection.


Shop.

The Urbane Gift Shop is open! Come by during the @bridgeportarttrail & Open studios. Visit the studios and then stop by the gift shop to check out original small works, prints, hand made jewelry, Metro merch and more.

Background Coffee.

Enjoy free specialty coffee samples and buy custom blends and single origin coffees with 50% of proceeds going to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer.

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.