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 Upcoming EVENTS

Dennis Stuart
Verne L. Thayer

Artist Reception: Dennis Stuart & Verne L. Thayer

Friday, June 11th at 7:00PM

From May 22nd - July 9th we will feature the separate art collections of Dennis Stuart and Verne L. Thayer (along with Amber Langanke) in our Westerly tasting room. There will be an Artist's Reception held for Stuart and Thayer on June 11th at 7:00PM. Stop by to have a drink, meet the artists and learn more about their art process. Use the button below to reserve your table for the artist reception today.

Dennis Stuart is a nationally recognized artist from Litchfield County, CT. Click here to visit the artist's website and see more of his work.

Verne L. Thayer spent much of his early youth growing up on a three-hundred-acre farm in Readsboro, VT, until he came to Milford in 1959. Click here to visit the artist's website and see more of his work.

Amber Langanke

Artist Reception: Amber Langanke

Sunday, June 6th at 5:00PM

From May 22nd - July 9th we will feature the  art collections of Amber Langanke (along with Dennis Stuart and Verne L. Thayer) in our Westerly tasting room. There will be an Artist's Reception held for Amber on June 6th from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Stop by to have a drink, meet the artist and learn more about her artwork Use the button below to reserve your table for the artist reception today.

Amber Langanke, or Amber Longanchor, is a jack of multiple artistic trades including painting, collage, sign art, book-binding, mosaic, embroidery, sculpture, and poetry. She is the author of three self-published poetry books and a science-fiction story that she binds by hand using recycled materials. When she is not creating she is waitressing at the Brick Oven of Ashaway or stringing pearls at Nigrelli's Jewelry. 

 Featured Artists

May 22nd - July 9th

DENNIS STUART

Mr. Stuart is a nationally recognized artist from Litchfield County, CT. "With my paintings, I attempt to capture a moment in time revealing a contemplative interpretation of nature" Marsh, field and forest are landscape subjects Stuart is drawn toward. " My painting interest is emphasis on pattern and color harmony using suggestive texture, color and shape in translating subject to canvas or paper."

 

His painting career spans forty five years. Important national exhibitions and awards include National Park Academy of the Arts, Punta Gorda National Art Exhibition , Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Hudson Valley Association, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Hammond Museum,  Museum of Art Science Museum, Highlands Museum of the Arts, Greenwich Workshop,American Watercolor Society, National Society of Casein and Acrylic Painting, Adirondack National Watercolor Society, North East Watercolor Society and Connecticut Watercolor Society, Housatonic Valley Art League , Kent Art Association.

 

His college education includes the Ringling School of Art, School of Visual Arts and graduate of Paier School of Art. In Connecticut , in the collections at Wisdom House  and Kimberly Clark Corporation . Member of the Connecticut Plain Air Painters Society .

 

He currently works from both  his Highland County Florida and Litchfield County Connecticut studios. Click here to visit his website.

Verne L. Thayer

Verne L. Thayer, son of Milford artist Elton V. Thayer (1907-1975), was born in Somerville, MA in 1951, and spent much of his early youth growing up on a three-hundred-acre farm in Readsboro, VT, until he came to Milford in 1959.

During these years of relative seclusion, Verne developed a passion for nature which, thanks to his father’s inspiration, he learned to represent on canvas when he acquired his father’s paintbox in 1974.  Since then, he has completed many works in oil, principally landscapes, of the New England countryside and of New South Wales, Australia, where he lived from 1975 – 1983.  Thus his works are displayed in homes located on two continents.

Along with a love of nature and skill with the paintbrush, Verne acquired from his father a keen, discerning eye; and he sees artistic value not only in the pastoral and the picturesque but also in the prosaic: an old tree stump, for example, can offer as much beauty as a breathtaking sunset.  In addition to his father’s art, from which he continues to draw inspiration, he is influenced by the works of Earl Daniels, George Cherepov, John Constable, and those of the Hudson River School.

Verne has been the feature artist at the  Milford Library Ateliers and the Milford Cable TV . His work has been shown at many gallery shows in the area  and in the magazine “Mused” headed up by owner Lisa Shae.  The Thayer Family Association. has used many images  of Verne’s paintings for promotional material.  His painting is featured on the front page  of the Thayer Family Association website. Verne is a member of the Blackstone Valley Art Association, the Milford Library Ateliers, and the Framingham Artists’ Guild. Click here to visit his website.

AMBER LAGANKE

Amber Langanke, or Amber Longanchor, is a jack of multiple artistic trades including painting, collage, sign art, book-binding, mosaic, embroidery, sculpture, and poetry. She is the author of three self-published poetry books and a science-fiction story that she binds by hand using recycled materials. When she is not creating she is waitressing at the Brick Oven of Ashaway or stringing pearls at Nigrelli's Jewelry. 

Prints and commission inquiries are available by email at amberlanganke@gmail.com