|Brewster was formed in 1849, named after land owner Walter Brewster.|
|The Studio is located at the back entrance of 67 Main Street, Suite 101.|
The building used to be Town Hall but is now home to The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition, a non-profit organization with a focus on cultural events like art shows, dance, theatre and music. The front door definitely has a "this used to be a court house!" type of feel, and the small doorway betrays the surprisingly large and beautiful gallery that lies beyond its threshold.
|The Court House feel is present, with a small yet heavy door and a sign in area when you walk in.|
|Great space, tons of adequate lighting!|
|Simple and comfortable.|
Saturday was the opening for artist Karen Jacobs, a color pencil artist who's work was occasionally abstract, always intricate and crafted in color patterns that keep the eye busy. These are the type of works that you could look at for a long time,come back later and still find something new. Faces and eyes peer out of swirled lines and patchwork color shapes. Karen is able to work across an entire page in splashes and assortments of geometric concepts in some pieces, like Exploratory Visions, or contain the colors into a more controlled look, like Harmony, one of my favorite pieces that was displayed.
As any good opening should have, this one came complete with a spread of fruits, cheeses and wines, knowledgeable and friendly studio staff and the satisfying sound of an electric guitar in the background. The music of the evening was provided by Jason Lisko, a great musician who lends his talent to a number of bands that play both locally and in New York City. The Studio frequently looks for "low key" music to support their openings and has an in house keyboard available.
|Cheese is always welcome at any event I attend.|
|The Studio has a nice area to accommodate one or two musicians.|
|Jason switches from guitar to the house keyboard.|
I'm really glad to see the Cultural Arts Coalition is fulfilling their mission of bringing interesting and creative events to Southeast Brewster. The Studio Around The Corner said they were booked nearly through the year, so we can look forward to many more openings like Saturday's coming up soon! If you are coming to the ARTBEAT Street Fairs, it's the perfect opportunity to stop by and say Hello!