|Spring Open Studio
3 Carter Rd.
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut 06754
Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21,2006
Directions: U.S. Route 7, just North of the town of Kent, CT, or (if travelling Southbound) just a few miles South of the intersection of Route 4 and Route 7 in Cornwall Bridge, CT.
SPRING IS HERE
Enhance Your Garden with Sculpture
Welcome to my first newsletter. Spring seemed
like the right time to emerge from the indoor studio
and start to do some work outside, to make some
changes, and to introduce new work to my friends.
For starters, my website has been re-done. Take a
look at it to see a catalog of currently available
pieces, and a lot more information about my work.
Why the newsletter approach? Visitors to my studio
have found me by chance. This section of Route 7 is
a beautiful scenic drive and most of my customers
are people who have stomped on the brakes as they
spied the sculpture seen from the road. There is no
sign, no way to know they are welcome to peruse the
outdoor gallery and meet me in the studio. Still,
over 150 large pieces have been sold this way! But
everyone tells me I must make my work known to the
wider world, not just who happens to be driving
by...so here I am, re-connecting with old friends
(and my buyers do feel like special friends), and
hoping to let many more know about what I am doing.
With Spring, it is natural to start thinking about
our outdoor spaces, which is where my sculpture
comes to life.
Dancing In The Garden
Dancers take Flight
If you have visited my studio, you know that my
sculpture is most at home in the great outdoors.
For the next six months, each week brings something
different to the garden palette, and my dancers
revel in the changing colors and shapes. Bright new
green buds, vibrant bulbs, rich perennials, raucous
annuals, are reason enough to lift our spirits, and
my dancers obviously join in the fun. Even rain
makes the natural patina of seasoned steel deepen in
color to suit the mood of an April shower. So if
Spring awakens your gardening urges, come visit
Sculpturedale for inspiration!
Animals, too, in their own way, dance with
Spring's tune. The newest addition to my landscape
as we come out of hibernating inside the studio is,
appropriately, a large bear. He has just caught a
fish, still flapping, and looks perfect enjoying his
meal by a water's edge. So does an enormous duck,
large enough to make a statement even on the far
shore of a lake. While you might struggle with
herds of deer browsing in your gardens, there is
some proof that a lifesize sculpture might dissuade
your herd from nibbling nearby. I have two new
steel deer that would enhance any country setting,
and they just may earn their keep by saving your
hosta bed (no guarantee about that, though)!
See these and dozens more on my website. Imagine
how one or more might bring magic to your landscape.
If you have questions, want to see more photos, or
need specifications, don't hesitate to contact me.
Airedales In Your Home
A New Member Of The Family
When I am not in the studio welding and grinding
steel, I might be delivering a dog to his adoptive
home or meeting with the directors of Litchfield
County's private animal shelter. Ten years ago my
wife Barbara founded New England Airedale Rescue
(www.NewEnglandAiredaleRescue.org ) and since then
we have re-homed over 300 Airedales, many of those
fostered in our home. We also work with Wire Haired
Fox Terriers ( www.wirefoxrescue.org ) plus Welsh
Terriers. Barbara has written a book "To the
Rescue" with information and stories about breed
rescues. A small version of my sculpture is an
ongoing fund-raiser for NEAR's work.
As Vice President of the Board of Directors of The
Little Guild (www.littleguild.org) in Cornwall,
Connecticut, I am proud to be part of this fine
organization that sheltered and found homes for over
500 dogs and cats in 2005. This is a premier small
shelter, recently extensively remodeled, per plans I
initiated. Raising funds to maintain its level of
excellence occupies the time and effort I can devote
Denis Curtiss Sculpture Featured At Interlaken Inn
Animals Stand Guard
The Interlaken Inn, situated between two lakes in
Lakeville, Connecticut, is one of New England's
premier conference centers, adjacent to the
prestigious Hotchkiss School and just down the road
from the renowned Limerock Race Track.
It is my privilege to have been asked to enhance the
extensive grounds with an ongoing display of my
work. The Interlaken's head gardener organizes an
annual gardeners' weekend workshop and the
Connecticut Magazine chose a garden corner featuring
one of my dancer's for its article on the event.
As a member of the Society of Connecticut Sculptors,
I arranged for the ongoing indoor exhibit at the
Interlaken's interior public areas to showcase other
Connecticut sculptors' work, a rotating show through
The Interlaken has 82 guest rooms housed in 5 unique
buildings, a practice golf greens, tennis courts, a
fitness plus massage and sauna, fully equipped
meeting rooms, an acclaimed restaurant, and much
more. The beautifully landscaped English
cottage-style gardens are a perfect setting for my
Outdoor Sculpture Makes Landscape Come Alive
By Carole Newhouse, Art Consultant
A well designed landscape involves enhancing a
property after taking into consideration your needs
and use of space. As with an indoor space, an
outdoor space should reflect who you are, your
habits, likes and dislikes.
You need to create a relationship between the home
and the outdoor space taking into consideration
visual goals and budget. Just as you would
incorporate art into an indoor space, placing art in
your outdoor space is just an extension of the home.
A sculpture as part of the landscape makes the area
come alive and brings a new and exciting dimension
to the space.
Choosing a garden sculpture is a personal decision.
You might respond to an animal like a beautiful
elephant or a friendly dog or a personable duck
might appeal to you. There are lovely graceful
dancers and abstract forms to set off your garden.
It is best to visit the extraordinary Outdoor
Sculpture Gardens and Studio of Denis Curtiss and
pick a sculpture that brings you joy
Placing a piece of sculpture in the garden
environment can only bring you pleasure as you enjoy
it year round and as the seasons change you see how
the sculpture consistently enhances your property.
So visit the studio of Denis Curtiss and start your
Carole Newhouse, Newhouse Art Associates can be
reached at 212-628-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org