ON OUR RADAR
Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
KEZIA HEARN PHOTOGRAPHED BY CONSTANCE SCHIANO
KEZIA HEARN PHOTOGRAPHED BY CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Exploring botanical forms as well as nature's patterns and geometry is the driving force in Kezia Hearn's work. This local artist's love of art and nature comes through in a powerful way.

Litchfield County boasts a rich and diverse artistic culture, thanks to the many transplanted New Yorkers whom we now call “our own,” but you can’t get any more “local” than contemporary artist Kezia Hearn, for she is no stranger to this land of rolling hills and bucolic pastures.

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TAEK GI LEE PERFORMING AT THE COMPETITION
A young student from South Kent School has just won first prize in one of the world's most prestigious music competitions. Taek Gi Lee says he just likes the feeling when he's playing piano.

Last month, 100 contestants from 30 different nationalities converged in London to compete in the 10th Annual Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Out of the 44 young pianists who were chosen, one of them was Taek Gi Lee, a student at South Kent School, and a resident of Litchfield County. He became 1 of only 7 to advance to the semi-finals.

SUZANNE CASSANO AND PRIVET HOUSE. SCOTT PHILLIPS
SUZANNE CASSANO AND PRIVET HOUSE. SCOTT PHILLIPS
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"

Springtime brings a renewed passion for shopping, cleaning and primping the home and a search for those refreshing, restorative scents, lotions and potions for the body. We recently asked Privet House co-founder Suzanne Cassano to share her feelings about the season and to find out what her ‘Must Haves’ are for Spring.

Guest Bloggers
Lisa Fielding
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Fougasse: The Bread of Friendship
Lisa Fielding shares her love of fougasse by baking two flatbreads—one sweet and one savory.
 
Lisa Fielding
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Local Arts and Culture
Street artist Lance de los Reyes makes work in the Ober gallery, blue-chip sculptors are to be found at Morrison gallery, and ceramics installations are trending
in contemporary art, as evidenced in the studios of Diana Chamberlain and Kezia Hearn.
 
Everyday Mystic
CONSTANCE SCHIANO
Spiritual Practice
Finding time to meditate is not so easy.
Views & Vistas
Natural beauty, stunning landscapes by local artists
Connecticut Homestead 11 x 14
Featured Artist: Maryellen Furse