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Karen Rossi's whimsical art studio open this weekend

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Internationally known Connecticut artist Karen Rossi www.karenrossi.com has just announced that she will be moving her studio to Torrington Connecticut and is planning a grand opening June 28 and 29 just in time for the popular Open Your Eyes Studio Tour hosted by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council www.artsnwct.org. The Allen Building at 27 East Main Street in downtown Torrington will house a gallery, showroom, workspace and classroom area. This building is located minutes from the Warner Theater, Nutmeg Ballet and the Yankee Pedlar Inn.

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Rossi is highly regarded for her original metal sculptures and over the years has created more than 500 original characters. Her sculptures tell stories in metal as well as in paintings, murals and clay. Her whimsical creations celebrate everything from the seasons, holidays, and professions, to friends and family, children, hobbies and a host of other life-inspired themes. Her highly imaginative work features metal as well as broken crystals, charms and other embellishments that make them eye catching and unique.

Rossi is best known for her collection of giftware called Fanciful FlightsTM, that are metal caricatures of people adorned by charms that tell the story of a person's hobby or profession. Rossi currently licenses her creations to a host of firms that produce and market her creative characters.

The 27 East Main Street destination will feature demos and crafting workshops including painting on glass and Mosaics. Rossi has been hosting Art Parties for over 30 years and is particularly excited to offer, "Make your own T-town ballerinas and Mad River Mermaids." The artist has been involved with several CT Art communities and is excited to showcase the work of comrades and guest Artisans from Hartford, New Haven, South, and the Litchfield Hills. The new studio will also feature a clearance area for sales of retired Rossi giftware.

Currently Rossi's Studio is located in Norfolk on 60 Estey Road and will be Open on May 10 and June 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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