Opening of “Rachel” Works by Randy Orzano

november, 2019

02nov5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedOpening of "Rachel" Works by Randy Orzano5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Loft Gallery at The Smithy, 10 Main Street, New Preston CT 06777

Event Details

The Loft Gallery welcomes Sharon artist, Randy Orzano in a timely exhibit featuring his collaborative work with bees and their beehives. ‘Rachel’ is a tribute to the late naturalist, ‘Rachel Carson’, who wrote, ‘One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself what if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”

The show opens on Saturday, November 2 and runs through Sunday, December 29.

An opening event will take place in the Loft Gallery on Saturday, November 2 from 5-7pm where the community can meet the artist, view art, savor light Smithy fare and enjoy live music with jazz guitarist, Bentley Lewis.

Mr. Orzano’s awareness of the process and understanding of the bee evolved from a fear of exploitation of nature to a sense of collaboration.  He states, “Our culture also experiences two sides in its relationship to animals: it has the potential both to harm and to nurture.”

This fascinating and unique body of work involves an organic process, as Randy places paper and canvas inside his bee hives.  The bees place wax and propolis on the surface and remove the paper by tearing off pieces and discarding them.  The canvas and the paper eventually become part of the bee’s hive as they build wax foundation and raise brood.  Concerned foremost with process, Randy merges the collaborative method with the natural cycle of the bee, as he reuses the hive’s distinct own products.

To see Randy’s work, visit

The Loft Gallery is located on the second floor of The Smithy Store, a meticulously renovated barn that once housed the village Smithy shop. For more information, please contact Susan at (860) 868-9003 or visit View us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter at thesmithystore.


(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Loft Gallery at The Smithy

10 Main Street, New Preston CT 06777