Monday, August 31, 2009

"Art in Good Taste" at Ives Farm

The morning brought plenty of rain as myself and other artists carried our artwork from our cars to our designated areas under the working greenhouse. Bails of hay helped shape our space and soon my little area was filled with many of my framed photographs, not too shabby.

As the evening neared to a start the rain finally stopped, and the heat & humidity stayed away long enough for the event to be a success. "Art in Good Taste" was a night hosted by the Cheshire Land Trust to celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the historic Ives Farm. This was a great night for local artists and art lovers alike. There was a nice variety of wine to taste, yummy food and an array of artistic talent flowing throughout the greenhouse.
I hope that this will continue as a one of Cheshire's annual traditions, I would love to be part of this again. Thanks to all who came out and supported a wonderful, local cause.

My talented brother-in law, Tim brought along some of his beautiful one of a kind pottery pieces. He's pictured here with my sister, Kristy (owner of Cheshire Frame & Art Gallery in Cheshire, CT) who helped organize the event and lended her helping hand to all the artists who needed asistance hanging their pieces and preparing their booths. Thank you Kristy!

Here's a little information on the true importance of the event...
"When Betty Ives died in 2006, she turned the property over to the Cheshire Land Trust to preserve and manage. For 40 years, the farm has been operational and, after Ives died, long time farmer Tim Casey continued to manage the daily operations at Ives Farm. The event is being used as a fundraiser for the Land Trust, which operates as a non-profit organization. The money raised from the event will specifically go to help restore a dilapidated old barn on the property."

(To read more about this event please visit:

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