Blog :: 09-2015

Washington Art Association Barn Dance at Waldingfield Farm

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 360px; height: 640px;"></p> <p>Love a good old-fashioned barn dance and country harvest festival? Then you don't want to miss this fantastic evening put together by <a href="">The Washington Art Association</a> and hosted by the well-loved <a href="">Waldingfield Farm</a>. There will be finger-lickin' barbeque, grilled foods, fresh garden salads, a pie contest and dancing for all!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 556px; height: 319px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Waldingfield Farm in Washington, CT</p> <p>During the festivities, The Washington Art Associations invites you to take "a break from dancing, enjoy the art exhibition on the walls of the barn. Featured will be scenes from farm life: landscapes of barns and fields, portraits of chickens and cows, and much more!"</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 280px; height: 180px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The Washington Arts Association is located in the Center of Washington Depot, CT</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 397px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Drawing Classes at the Washington Arts Association</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Education and Promoting the Arts is at the Heart of The Washington Arts Association</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 550px; height: 309px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">A Lovely Entry to the Farm Stand at Waldingfield Farm</p> <p>Enjoy The Wool Hats band who will be playing your favorite reels and square dances! Family, friends and kids are welcome to enjoy this great night.<br><br> Place: Waldingfield Farm, 24 East Street, Washington, CT<br> Date: Saturday, September 26<br> Time: 5:30 - 10 pm<br> Price:<br> Adults -- $40 per person<br> Couple -- $75 per couple<br> Children -- $10 per child<br><br> Registration is required, please click <a href=""> here</a>.<br><br> For more information, please contact The Washington Art Association by telephone at 860.868.2878 or by email at</p> <p> </p>

Brendan O'Connell Art Installation at Emory University

Brendan O'Connell at The Matthews Group Office (photo courtesy of Mike Yanin)

Brendan O'Connell, whose work is currently being shown in our Washington Depot office, has recently finished a spectacular art installation at Emory University. You can view the time lapse of this project by clicking on the link here.

Brendan O'Connell and Pels Matthews (photo courtesty of Mike Yanin)

Brendan and Pels have a common connection as mentioned by the artist, "Pels and I both have coincidental history with Tucker, GA, where I grew up... His Grandfather had the famous roadside dive Matthews' cafeteria."

Abstract Paintings by Brendan O'Connell (photo courtesty of Mike Yanin)

The abstract work that graces the walls of the Matthews Group office evokes emotions with a combination of bold palettes and strong composition. These collections look impressive singly or in groups as featured above. It is an amazing opportunity to purchase paintings by this truly talented Ameican artist. Stop by the office during our open hours from 9 am to 5 pm or call 860-868-0511 for more information.

Painting by Brendan O'Connell

Brendan O’Connell is best known for his paintings of iconic brands and the aisles of Walmart. O’Connell infuses these modern day environments with a magical quality that transforms both shoppers and products into art. His artistic interpretation of the superstore had some in the media crowning him the “Warhol of Walmart’. Though the concept and subject matter is similar, Warhol put a literal focus on the brand as is seen in print advertisements. O’Connell, on the other hand, infuses his paintings with human warmth paying tribute to everyman and daily life.


A Trio of Brendan O'Connell Paintings on view at the Matthews Group Office (photo courtesty of Mike Yanin)

Brendan O'Connell has been featured in the New Yorker, Time Magazine, The Boston Globe as well as his work being reviewed in Art in America. Brendan also appeared on the quintessential Pop American show, Comedy Central’s, ‘The Colbert Report’. O’Connell’s work is collected by celebrities such as Alec Baldwin and Darrell Crate, the former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and in 2012 he was honored with a Rubin Foundation Award.

For more information about the artist, Brendan O'Connell, please click here.