Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Children create clay Christmas ornaments

DERBY - Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo showed three students how to sculpt clay ornaments during last week's workshop at Derby Public Library. 

The session was the first of a two-part series.

Aryana Ryan, 10, of Ansonia, shows off her Santa ornament.

Alexys Ryan, 12, Aryana's older sister, works on a Christmas tree ornament under the watchful eye of DiCarlo.

Derby resident Greg Maiorino,13, shows off an elf he is creating...

 and here he concentrates on a gingerbread man. 

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree ...

DiCarlo shows off the evolution of sculpting a clay ornament, from right to left.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ho, ho, ho! Gallery@37 open for holiday shopping

Welcome to the Gallery ...

DERBY - From traditional to quirky, there are all sorts of pieces of art at the gallery at 37 Elizabeth St. for those looking for that one-of-a-kind gift. 

I've heard of that guy...I think!

Plenty of handmade ornaments available...


for every taste.

Aren't these gingerbread people cute? 

Arts council President Rich DiCarlo has a 'Night in the City' theme going on with several different pieces of art. 

Very cool.

Stop by soon and get inspired! 

For info and shop hours call Rich DiCarlo, 203-906-4343.