Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Screening In Paris!

Well, not really Paris, but at our home away from home Paris In Plantsville!
The last (and first!) screening of "Josh and Todd" did so well we're doing an encore!
April 22 and 23, doors open at 7:00 PM, and the movie starts at 8:00!
This is going to be the first in a monthly series of films to be presented at the gallery, so we're honored to be part of it, and to kick it off!
J.R. Calvo and Todd enjoy a few brews!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Books And Music... R.I.P. Get there now! Closing 4/18!

Jon here...

One of my favorite places in Connecticut is closing it's doors April 18th.
Books and Music in Plainville on Rt. 10.
I've been shopping there since before it was called Books and Music, and have always found that gem of a CD or book I've been looking for. I've always been treated right by the staff, and always offered a cup of coffee by Ed.

Ed (who works there) just shot me an email letting me know they will be closing this month.
It's upsetting. Personally because I love the place.
Professionally because we made some of "Josh and Todd" there. When Jim went in and asked to film there the owner said yes without any hesitation whatsoever. And the few days we shoot there were some of my favorites of the entire shoot. I was watching the flick a few days ago with my bro Jordan and even mentioned how much I love those scenes and hope to shoot there again.
But that's clearly not going to be the case.

So here's a little plug for the shop as they prepare to lock up:
Everythings on sale!!! Half off!!! And things were already cheap there!
Get there now, cuz on 4/19 when you wake up in the morning it'll be a memory.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We keep getting asked if we'll be showing it again!
And we are!

April 22, and April 23. The doors open at 7:00 PM and the film starts at 8:00PM
$5.00 donation to the gallery is requested to get in (where else can you go to see a movie for five bucks!), and Paris In Plantsville Members get in free!

April 23rd is also The 13th Annual National Day of Puppetry, so what better time to watch a puppet flick!

For more info use this link!  Be there!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More Eric! At Paris In Plantsville!

This is not so much "Josh and Todd" news, but it's still related!
Eric Stegmaier, who plays the lead roll of Josh in the film is also an accomplished artist.

An April 2, 2011 he will be having a solo art show of his archaeological illustrations at Paris In Plantsville entitled
"Temporal Artistry"

Gallery talk by the artist at 7:00 PM, discussing Archaeological Illustration and his adventures in the East.

As an archaeological illustrator for the last 9 years, Eric has completed hundreds of field illustrations that span several archaeological facets including artifact rendering, stratigraphic diagramming, vessel profiling, tomb mapping, and architectural floor plan illustration. He has worked at several sites throughout
Israel including Qumran, Bethsaida, and the Roman Fort at Yotvata, and his illustrations appear in several publications including magazines, reports, and textbooks.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the Hartford Art School, and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a focus in death and burial practices from Sacred Heart University. Currently employed as a conservation assistant in the Paintings Conservation department at the Yale Center for BritishArt, Eric has recently begun a working relationship with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale and is performing freelance work for the Department of Egyptology. His other clientele includes the University of Hartford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Florida International University.

If you can't make it to the April 2 opening, the show will be running during normal gallery hours from 4/2 to 4/14.

For more information check out the Facebook event page here!