Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Art and Dining in Falls Village Connecticut

Falls Village is a bucolic town located in the far northwest corner of the Litchfield Hills. In addition to several excellent hiking trails, the  village has several shops, a library boasting an art gallery, a museum and a fabulous country inn making this a wonderful spring destination.

Mullins Deep End
The David M. Hunt Library, located on 63 Main Street in Falls Village, CT in the center of town has planned an art exhibit that will run through May 17.  The featured painter is Patty Mullins whose exhibit, "Collected Stories," presents a selection of the artist's narrative and landscape canvases.

Patty Mullins, a resident of Sharon, is well-known for her evocative paintings, the narrative elements of which are a natural fit for the Queen Anne architecture of the David M. Hunt Library which has, like the paintings, numerous spaces to be alone, quiet, and thoughtful. The intimate landscapes of our region are also found in Ms. Mullins' canvases, particularly the ones inspired by wetlands in Lakeville, Cornwall, and Sharon.

Mullins Orpheus
In a recent statement, the artist described her work: "For me, painting is a process of discovery. Like an archeologist, I start with an idea of what I'm after, but don't know exactly what I'll find; images trigger memory and emotion, and as I paint I follow the emotion and find layers of meaning...elements in my paintings include personal history, the history of painting, loss, desire, skewed vision, vertigo, self-absorption and self-containment. My current body of work includes landscapes, figures, portraits of objects, and a recurrent theme: for the real subject of my work is time; the spaces and the things that people leave behind."

Patty Mullins exhibits her paintings locally in New England, as well as in New York and Philadelphia. Her work has been shown at the National Academy Museum, and is in the collections of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Bianca Jagger, Campbell Scott, and Jamie Wyeth. Ms. Mullins' work can be previewed on her website,

Falls Village Inn
After viewing this art show, stop into the Falls Village Inn located on 33 Railroad Street in the heart of this bucolic village.  The Falls Village Inn features a lunch, taproom and dinner menu that acknowledges a desire for classic American comfort fare. Gorgeous accommodations are also available in comfortable rooms designed by Bunny Williams.

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