This is such a good gig for me. The good folks at the Florence Griswold Museum hire me regularly (a beautiful thing) for various events, not the least is the Midsummer Festival in Old Lyme. This small coastal CT town was abuzz, with art shows, events, food, music, etc going on, along side the museum’s festival. The joint was jumping. I had a very small part.

The FloGris is a spectacular site that includes a contemporary museum, wonderful grounds along a river, an elegant New England house that is a museum unto itself, as well as an active, hands-on children’s art workshop. It celebrates the first America impressionists’ community/colony. These artists would gather at Florence’s house, head out to the nearby river and paint au plein air.  And their artwork adorns the wall of the old house. It’s a magic place.

I had two sets in a small barn area, a good space to work in, and engaged a bunch of people, kids, new parents, etc. as they happened on the site. No big spotlight on this gig, but I do what I do. Small gatherings but some good contact. They pay me well, but they pay me as an artist. That’s why the remains a special gig.

Long ride home in I-95 traffic, but these treks to CT are good for me. It’s nice to know I’m appreciated outside of the Lehigh Valley.