Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart

This fireplace is one of two in the living room of Julian Alden Weir’s house in Connecticut. Weir (1852-1919) is one of the founders of American Impressionist painting and his farmstead has been preserved as Connecticut’s first National Park site. You can read more about this fireplace on page 57 of my book Weir FarmContinue reading “Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart”

From the Weir Farm Pre-Restoration Collection

These solid wood shutters and bold, but decorative, hinges, really caught my attention. My father was a chair maker and, as a result, I appreciate the beauty of the grain, texture, and finish of wood. But, here, it’s more than just that. It’s also the rustic elegance and character of the handmade hinges and bolts.Continue reading “From the Weir Farm Pre-Restoration Collection”

Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park, will be the subject of a talk and pop-up exhibit by its author, Xiomaro, at Wilton Kiwanis on Wednesday, February 19, 2019.  Signed copies of the book will be available as well as a pop-up exhibit of some of the photographsContinue reading “Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Author and fine art photographer Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk about his photo/history book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing) on Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm, for the Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue, Long Island.  The book features his fine art photography and is theContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group”

Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Morristown National Historical Park is offering a free smartphone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration is required by calling Jude Pfister at (973) 539-2016 x204.  The workshop – taught by Xiomaro, a nationally-exhibited photographer and published author – includes an exclusive photo-tour of theContinue reading “Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new photography and history book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), its author Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk and book signing on Saturday, July 27, 3:00 pm, at the Mark Twain Library in Redding.  The free event will also conclude the library’s exhibit of a select number ofContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National Park”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I was surprised anyone showed up. The forecast called for thunderstorms that morning. It was overcast and the humidity seemed thick enough to cut with a knife. But we had a full house nonetheless. The attendees at this workshop were a dedicated group. In fact, several had attended before and were back as aContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park presents the solo exhibition The Other Side – Charles, Caesar, Harry, Sam, Pompey, Lon, and Isaac, a series of photographs by New York artist Xiomáro.  The 12 large prints will be on view from July 1 to August 31, 2019 at the Visitor Center’s gallery on the second floor. TheContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves”

Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), a select number of the photographs showcasing the park are on view now until July 31, 2019 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The photographs were created by the book’s author, Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm and an alumnusContinue reading “Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I began these workshops at Weir Farm last year and they very well received.  Beginner’s luck?  This time around, I did not do any media promotions.  So I was pleased that the workshop filled faster than ever.  Again, there were attendees that traveled a long way. One of the things that I found particularlyContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the May 26, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”