Students at Artsplace, under the direction of local artist Tony Falcone, have brought three craft brews to life — #NEIPA, #Stout, and #Amber — in oversized canvass paintings, now on display at Cheshire Craft Brewing (CCB). The completed artworks (photo below) comprise a triptych entitled “Made in Cheshire,” and were dedicated during a ceremony on Thursday, April 28, at CCB.
Falcone designed the art with Jami Ferguson, CCB co-owner. The nine-week class at CCB, entitled “Learn to Paint Large,” was offered by Artsplace during its winter session. CCB invited family and friends of the artists, Artsplace faculty, and the entire Cheshire community to celebrate spring and enjoy the art, the craft beer, cocktails, wine, cider and cuisine from local food trucks during the dedication ceremony.
A wood and brass engraved plaque, created by Dick Watson of Cheshire, identifies the artwork, artists and project partners. Student artists who enrolled in the class were recognized: Lorraine Allan, Carol Constantino, Betsy DeMarco, Renee Forsander, Marian Gansley, Barbara Labutis, Patrice Luoma and Barbara Yasuda.