Adrien Broom is Featured Artist At
11th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend
Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Show
At Hadlyme Public Hall
Friday Nov. 23: 4-8pm Opening Reception, Meet the Artists ($5 entry fee). Saturday, Nov. 24 (Free): 11am-5pm, Sunday Nov. 25 (Free): 11am-4pm
The featured artist is at the 11th Annual Holiday Art Show & Hand Craft Sale at the Hadlyme Public Hall will be the acclaimed New York City photographer Adrien Broom, a Lyme native who was recently cited by W Magazine as “an up-and-coming artist to look out for.”
A self-taught photographer with an eye for the bizarre and beautiful, Broom's cinematic approach to photography results in illusions that play with reality and make the viewer believe anything is possible. Implying a plot, drama, depth of characters and situation in a single frame, her photographs teeter between reality and fantasy.
Experiences in varied fields have greatly shaped her approach to photography. She received her BA in 3D Computer Animation in Boston, has studied Fine Art in Florence and has studied Art History at Christie’s in London. This background exposed her to works that continue to influence the structure, composition and painterly quality she tries to achieve in her work. She is greatly influenced by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Caravaggio and Gregory Crewdson.
Her commercial work revolves around music, fashion, editorial and portraiture. She has been published in Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Marie Claire, Nylon Magazine, Blender Magazine, The Boston Globe, Pollstar and The New York Sun.
As a Lyme native, Adrien and her sister spent hours dressing up in the vintage clothes found in their attic. Her craft reflects the fairy tale fantasies of her childhood. Her “Alice” falling down the rabbit hole was shot in Patrick Dougherty’s monumental “Stick Work” sculpture on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum. “I get swallowed up in these worlds I create,” she says. “I’d love other people to be swallowed up as well, and have their own creative experience.
There will be 30 artists and craft artisans exhibiting, including Marc Evankow of Lyme (stone birdbaths), Marcy Furphy of Colchester (homemade soaps & candles), Matthew Goldman of Stonington (illustrated books & cards), Skip Broom of Hadlyme (photography), Juliet Rutigliano of Lyme (jewelry), Mundy Hepburn of Old Saybrook (luminous glass), Maureen Tarbox of Hadlyme (oil & watercolor paintings), Bud Haines of East Haddam (carved birds), Linda Popper of South Windsor (jewelry), Laurie Gelston Alt (pottery, sculpture & paintings), Anne & Jack Sherogan of Milford (painted stools), Deborah Hornbake of Hadlyme (stone an ceramic sculptures), Ellen Hoverkamp of West Haven (scanner photography), Thomas M. Krumwiede of Old Saybrook (equine, rider & portrait paintings), Mary Green LaForge of Lyme (watercolors/oils/cards), Bonnie Lemay of East Haddam (mixed media), Jill Beecher Matthew of Lyme (oil-palette knife), Paul Maulucci of Coventry (turned wooden bowls & exotic burl art forms), Gary Miller of East Haddam (mixed media), Carlos Rios of Milford (oil/giclee prints), and Linda Elgart of Hadlyme (oil painting).
The show will open with an artists’ reception on Friday Nov. 23 from 4-8 PM ($5 entry fee for this reception to cover refreshments). The weekend show hours are Saturday Nov. 24 from11-5 PM and Sunday Nov. 24 from 11-4 PM. (No entry fee for the Saturday and Sunday show).
A portion of the proceeds of all sales benefit the Hadlyme Public Hall’s restoration fund and general upkeep of the building and grounds. The Hadlyme Public Hall is a nonprofit organization nearly 100 years old. The Hall’s financial support is totally from its members and events such as the art show. It has no Town or State funding.
It is located at One Day Hill Road, Lyme CT, on Rt. 148 at the intersection of Ferry Road, Day Hill Road and Joshuatown Road one mile east of the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry and half a mile west of the Hadlyme Post Office and General Store. For Log/Lat on Google Maps, copy & paste: 41.421199,-72.410749