Local Artist Jim Felice Hosts Open Studio
You may have noticed the cheerful suns adorning the lawn of the Bethel Post office a few months ago. The outdoor art exhibit was created by local artist Jim Felice who recently announced he is hosting an open studio for local artists at his studio, just over the Bethel line in Danbury. Open studio will be held every first Saturday (or by appointment) from 10:-00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The artists participating are Jim Felice, Katie Bassett, Kenny Hess, KVEAZY, & Various Guest Graffiti Artists.The following are the dates Open Studio will be held for 2012: Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, June 2, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov.3, Dec. 1. for more information call 203-797-0230.
JIM FELICE STUDIOS is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury, CT.
Artist Bio (courtesy of www.jimfelice.com )
Jim Felice is a painter and sculptor who explores the relationship between natural phenomena and manufactured environments. He has exhibited in over 35 solo and group exhibitions including: The Stamford Museum and Nature Center (Stamford, CT), Zoe & Floyd Gallery (Seymour, CT), The Sculpture Barn (New Fairfield, CT), Silvermine Guild Gallery, (New Canaan, Ct),Hiram Halle Memorial Library (Pound Ridge, NY), The Gallery at Onatru (South Salem, NY), Northern Westchester Center for the Arts (Mt. Kisco, NY), and Colby College (Waterville, ME).
Jim is the recipient of numerous awards including “Award of Excellence in Sculpture” at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts (2000). He also won “Best in Sculpture” (1991), “2nd Prize in Sculpture” (1993) and “2nd Prize in Painting” (1994) all from juried exhibitions at the Stamford Art Association. He has been a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists since 1999.
Jim’s craftsmanship and specialization in paint application has won him many restoration commissions by galleries, estates and collectors. He has restored sculpture by Alexander Calder, Anthony Caro, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Liberman, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg and Joel Shapiro among others.