Arts Immersion Salon: Transformed


Exhibiting Artists

Miggs Burroughs

Trace Burroughs

Vincent Calenzo

Michael Clocks

Alicia Cobb

Heidi Coleman

Matthew DeTroy

Jeanine Esposito

Day Moore

Dale Najarian

Bill Nelson

Lee Walther

Joan Wheeler

Nancy Woodward

Tony Woolner

Mary Yordon

Carmile S. Zaino


Frederic Chiu, piano

Daniel Kelly, composer/pianist

Frederick Johnson, singer

Alicia Cobb, live body painting

Frank Finochio, Healer/Shaman


“Food is Art” Contest

Delicious bites by Jeff Evans

Allegra Harrington Jana Ireijo

Niki Ketchman

Leslie Koenig

Lucy Krupenye

Marcella Kurowski

Tom Manning

Toby Michaels

Our Spring 2016 Arts Immersion Salon kicked off our 5th year of transforming the arts through collaboration, innovation and inspiration.  The theme “Transformed” was inspired by the fact that a piece of music or art has often lived many lives on the way to their current form.  We wanted to make this creative transformation visible and inspire artists and musicians to collaborate.

From Mike Lauterborn of Fairfield Hamlet Hub:

“Intimate. Innovative. Immersive. Beechwood’s Spring 2016 Arts Immersion Salon, themed "Transformed"... was certainly all of these things...offered 35 artists showing their "transformed" mixed media work; a downloadable app that allows guests to interact with featured art and learn about its back story; creative catered foods; classical music performed by Beechwood co-founder Frederic Chiu; composed and improvisational piano and vocal performances by Daniel Kelly and Frederick Johnson; Resilience stories written on strips of material hanging from the property's [300yr old] copper beech tree; and Alicia Cobb creating a body painting design on a live model.The event also featured a "community conversation" with the artists and audience, moderated by Beechwood co-founder Jeanine Esposito.”  Activities also included Frank Finochio leading the live creation of a Despacho mandala, a “transformed” hand-painted Ice-cream truck selling ice cream and an old-fashioned photo booth filled with technology created by Orlando and Zoe!

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Scroll Down to Experience Video and Photo Highlights from “Transformed”


Kimetic by Alicia Cobb

Andrea Farina

Susan Fehlinger

Jane Fleishner Frank Foster Post

Sandy Garnett

Gayle Gleckler

Mindy Green

Mari Gyorgyey

MUSIC: Be Inspired by The Improvisational Music

ART: Watch the Art Transform Before your Eyes!

ART & TECH:  See Guests Ham it Up For The High Tech Photobooth by Orlando & Zoe

PERFORMANCE: Watch Live Body Painting by Alicia Cobb (with Lalli)

Photo Albums:  People, Fun, Music, Art & a Tour of The Sculpture Garden