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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Off the Easel! And into "Charlotte's Web"

Once they find out your kids' parents are artists......forget it!! Frank and I have been painting backdrops and props for the once-a-year Edgewood After School Drama Club productions since our first child entered kindergarten.  So far we have happily contributed to... The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Seussical, Jr., Willy Wonka, Jr., and this year, Charlotte's Web...and finally both of our kids are old enough to participate as actors!  

If you live anywhere close by, do yourself a favor and come and see Charlotte's Web.  Remember the County Fair scene when Wilbur gets judged?  The backdrop below is what Frank and I created for that very scene, based on the illustration by Garth Williams, in the classic E.B. White novel. Looks like someone is ready to walk onto the fairgrounds...

More info below!  

Friday, Mar. 30, 7pm + Saturday, Mar. 31, 2pm


Based on the E.B. White classic, Charlotte's Web, The Musical will be the Edgewood Afterschool Drama Club's 7th production. It involves 62 Edgewood student cast and crew members ranging from grades 3-8.  

Director Jaime Kane reflects: "It's fun doing a musical based on an EBWhite classic that has touched the lives of so many for so long! The authors were faithful to the story and the music & lyrics really help to bring the story to life. I chose this show for the poignant themes this wonderful story touches upon, such as friendship & loyalty, and for the variety of characters (animals & people ) it had to offer and the flexibility to add more (which I did) to make everyone feel their role (whether primary lead or ensemble member) is a special contribution to the story. Also, not only does this play involve interested & energetic children, the parents have taken on major roles behind the scenes as well, for which a production of this magnitude depends on. It is a huge team effort!! So,come out & join's fun for the whole family!!" 

Tickets on sale now at Edgewood School: $5 in school; $10 at the door.  

Hillhouse High School Auditorium, 480 Sherman Parkway  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Land + Sea + Air: Opens this Friday in Westport

Frank's got a new show, Land + Sea + Air, which opens this Friday at the Laura Barton Gallery; at 56 Railroad Place in Westport, CT, just across from the Westport (Saugatuck) train station.  

Join us for the artists' reception from 5:30-8pm.  Gallery Hours are Tues/Thurs 10 to 5:30 and Fri-Sat, 10 to 4:30. Gallery phone: 203-226-1240

At Rest.  18 x24" original oil by Frank Bruckmann©

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Now Read This!" Press from Frank's Show in Groton, CT

Here is the link for the article in the Hartford Courant about the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery show.  The show will be up until April 8th, just in case you find yourself in Groton and you want to treat yourself to a visit to the gallery.  Wait for a beautiful sunny day and plan lunch at Paul's Pasta (referenced in my last blog entry)

Next up, the Friday, March 23rd opening in Westport. More info coming soon!

Gabbro #20.  72x60"  Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Opening! at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery

It was a lovely night at the gorgeous Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, where the joint was in full swing with this, their first show of 2012. So glad that Frank was a part of it,  his paintings filled the room below and a few graced the adjacent hallway.

Frank had the main room and filled it with pieces from his Occupational Spirit and Gabbro Series.  I heard a few gasps at people entered the room, it looked that great.

The Gilder in the hallway at Alexey von Schlippe

First floor of the Branford House.  UConn's Avery Point Campus.
This is where you should go to eat dinner after seeing Frank's show....Paul's Pasta in Groton, on the Thames River.  They cut your pasta right there in front of you in that old silver machine on the left.  And if you have to wait 10 minutes for a table, as we did, they reach in to a milk crate and pull up a bottle of wine to pour you a glass on the counter.  Cheers!  I heard in the summer the view off the back deck is of submarines and ferries and other river life.