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Map Location 1
1. Carolyn Cohen & Sylvia Hierro
Carolyn and Sylvia are exhibiting at the Sherman Town Hall located at 8 Route 39, Sherman. When heading into the Town of Sherman, pass the school take Route 39, turn left into the IGA shopping center, drive past the store, and follow the top of the hill. Follow the yellow Open Studio signs.
Carolyn Cohen – Abstract Painter
Carolyn Cohen is an abstract painter, happily painting and experimenting away in Sherman, Florida, and Cape Cod studios. She is a member of Gallery 25 in New Milford and Kent Art Association. Carolyn uses mixed media in her paintings and combines collage, printing from her own hand-carved blocks and various textures to achieve a deeper, more layered effect. She also enjoys painting over previous work, so that many pieces have been reincarnations.
Sylvia Hierro - Painter
Sylvia’s Studio currently features a wall covered in collages and another with oil and acrylic paintings in progress. She begins with sketches that lead to a series of paintings where realistic elements transform into abstractions. Her goal is to convey an object’s essence and emotional response. Sylvia founded and chaired the Fine Arts Department at Canterbury School in New Milford, where she also taught for over 20 years.
Map Location 2
Lisa Caron Hickey & Linda Hubbard
Lisa Caron Hickey and Linda Hubbard are exhibiting at Caron Designs Studio at 8 Briggs Hill Road, Sherman (203) 313-6550. From Route 37, turn onto Briggs Hill Road, 3rd house on the right, 700 square foot studio located above a 3-car garage.
Lisa Caron Hickey - Designer and Felter
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Lisa is a jewelry designer, fused glass artist, and creator of creative arts and craft kits. She is on a mission
to create whimsical products that bring smiles and happiness to kids ages 3-99.
Linda Hubbard – Photographer
“I love to capture the beauty, peace, and serenity of nature.” Her photographs bring back memories of a favorite place or a time of joy and happiness. They take you to places that you would like to be, a season that warms you, or a peaceful setting that soothes your soul. There will be framed and matted photographs, cards, and magnets for your holiday shopping at the Open Studio.
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Jeff Ginsburg & Lu Li and Mako Kumano & John Charles
Jeff & Lu and Mako & John are exhibiting at the Sherman Senior Center located across the street from the Old Store on Route 37. Follow the yellow Open Studio signs.
Jeff Ginsburg - Photographer
Jeff Ginsburg and Lu Li are photographers known for the “Magnificent Birds.” Their bird photographs show a
strong connection between the photographers and their wild subjects, inviting you into a world of impact,
emotion, and beauty. The artists will explain how they photograph birds and the elusive wood ducks.
Lu Li - Photographer
As a little girl, Lu began her fascination with cameras and photographs of exotic lands of China during college
breaks. She earned a bachelor’s degree in radar engineering and became the first female to lead a Chinese
Navy’s Research Institute team. Lu earned a master’s degree in Computer Science at CUNY and implemented
the next-generation cell phone system. Known for her wild ducks and birds. “I think my photos capture their
John Charles – Photographer
“One Thousand Bears Project” by Mako Kumano and John Charles. They use teddy bears in images around the
world, inviting a multitude of interpretations and reactions on many levels. The photographs make you smile,
and they make you think. Their prints currently hang in such hospitals as the Cleveland Clinic, the Children’s
Hospital of Michigan, University of Chicago and the University of California, among other hospitals in the US,
Japan, China, and Ecuador.
Mako Kumano - Photographer
Mako was born in Japan and spent her professional career in Tokyo and New York. As Producer at One Thousand Bears Project, She has collaborated with John Charles to exhibition his work in locations worldwide. Mako received acclaim for producing a performance of Yoko Ono’s Bag Piece at the Museum of Modern Art. She participates in philanthropic activities, which support children’s health issues, women’s rights, and endangered animal species.
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Virginia Niles Schaffer
Virginia Studio located at 73 Wakeman Hill Road, Sherman (860) 354-4996. Heading south on 37 turn right onto Wakeman Hill Rd, last house on left before NY sign.
Virginia Niles Schaffer - Watercolor Artist
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Virginia is a self-taught watercolor artist beginning in 2006. The late Florence Froeder, a watercolor artist, taught Virginia the basics of watercolor. Virginia is inspired by the beauty and splendor of the surrounding countryside, triggering her artistic juices throughout her painting career. Her watercolors have been sold throughout the US and are in East and West coast homes. Virginia is a member of the Kent Art Association.
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Renee Collins & Mae Maimone
Renee Collins Collection & Mae Maimone are exhibiting at Hair by Susi, located 1 Route 37, Sherman. Hair by Susi is located across the street from the Sherman School in the white plaza behind the Painted Lemon Restaurant.
Renee Collins – Jewelry Artist
Renee K Collins has been an artist for over 40 years – starting as an acrylic painter and then developing her skills into a jewelry designer. Renee uses only natural stones and high-quality elements, emphasizing sterling silver, leather, pave diamonds, pearls, pyrite, and other precious stones. No two pieces are alike. Her artwork has been shown in the Gold Mountain Gallery, Sea Salt Boutique, Sewall’s Point, and J Seitz.
Mae Maimone – Bag Designer
Mae Maimone is the designer of a line of “Poppins Bags” handmade quilted bags that are great for overnight or weekend getaways, knitting and craft projects, or whatever suits your fancy. Mae creates three different sizes and includes several pockets that can hold a tablet, phone, sunglasses, books, and pack with clothes and stuff! All are one of a kind; an equestrian line is also available, among others.
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Cynthia O”Connor is exhibiting at Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters at 1 Connecticut 37 East, Sherman, located across from the Sherman School. Follow Open Studio signs.
Cynthia O’Connor - Photographer
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Cynthia has been a professional photographer since 2005. Her work has included weddings, events, portraiture but is now primarily landscape,
cityscapes, and wildlife. Her two safaris in Africa to document the elephants and their plight and raise money and awareness to save them has been her most fulfilling work. She is also committed to sharing what captures her eye around the country wherever her travels take her.
Map Location 7
5 Sawmill Road, Sherman, Litwackglass Studio is only open to individuals with proof of vaccination and wearing a mask. Turn off Route 39 at the Historical Society. Drive past the Library on the left. Continue past Veterans Field to the second house on the left.
Kenny Litwack - Fused Glass Artist
Kenny Litwack began glass fusing in 2004 under the tutelage of renowned artist Dorothy Hafner, having also studied with Renee Culler and Emma Varga at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. Initially creating landscapes, he currently works primarily as a portrait artist. He has won awards in exhibitions at the glass studio URBAN GLASS for his pixilated work entitled DIANE and the Art Room Contemporary Gallery for his landscape Blue Sky.
Map Location 8
MaryJane’s Studio is located at 24 Cedar Lane in Sherman. Take Route 39 after the post office towards Squanz Pond. Cedar Lane is the 1st left. Make a right turn onto Cedar Lane Ext.
MaryJane Magoon - Watercolor Artist
MaryJane Magoon grew up in the upper peninsula of Michigan. After residing in different areas of the Midwest, she settled in Connecticut. She is an Interior Designer and is a certified color consultant with a passion for color. Watercolor is her choice of medium. “I am inspired by the transparency and natural flow of the watercolor paint. Mary Jane is a member of Gallery 25, Society of Creative Arts, New England Watercolor Society, Northeast Watercolor Society, and Kent Art Association.
Map Location 9
Muriel’s Studio is located at 24 Skyline Drive in Candlewood Lake Estates, Sherman. Take Hubble Mountain Road off Route 37 to Green Pond Road. Stay on Green Pond Road until you reach Old Forest Road, take a Right off Old Forest Road to Skyline Drive. Follow the yellow Open Studio Sign.
Muriel Stockdale - Multi-disciplined Artist & Writer
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After a career in theatre, TV, and film as a costume designer, Muriel Stockdale is now a multi-disciplined artist and writer. Visit 24 Skyline Drive in Candlewood Lake Estates, Phone: (646) 522-3819 to see her diversity-themed US Flag series, oil portraits, and pick up a copy of her science fiction novel, Gabriel Born.
Map Location 10
The Sherman Library is located at 1 Sherman Ctr, Sherman, CT, next to the Old Store. Visit the library to view artwork by the Sherman Artists participating in the Open Studio. Artwork will be featured from November 19th to January 5th. The library is open Tuesday - Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-4.
The brochure will be available soon at the Old Store, Hair by Susi, Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters, The White Silo Farm & Winery, Sherman Library, Sherman IGA, Sherman Playhouse, and Happy Rainbows.
Other wonderful events scheduled in Sherman:
November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. There will be two 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on December 5 and 12. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.
The Sherman Playhouse will present Bradford Blake’s hilarious holiday musical revue, WRECK THE HALLS, directed by Brad Blake with musical direction by Charles Smith.
Nothing is sacred in this SLAY ride of adult humor that rips the shiny bows and pretty wrapping off the holiday season. The show features two acts of music-filled satire and burlesque that turn the last quarter of the calendar belly up. And audiences should be warned - they'll never look at Kris Kringle the same way again.
The cast will be composed of many local favorites who have previously appeared in productions of WRECK THE HALLS all over Fairfield County. Featured in this production are Anya Caravella (Brookfield), Bret Bisaillon (Prospect), T. Sean Maher (Stratford), Jessica Smith (New Fairfield), Priscilla Squiers and Alexis Vournazos (both Danbury).
(Warning: Due to adult humor, WRECK THE HALLS is not recommended for the younger elves)