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When it comes to the elements of design; both ART and COLOR have the ability to transform spaces, evoke emotion and spark creativity.  The right piece of art can create a focal point, add texture, and be the finishing element that perfectly completes a space.  But with infinite possibilities, selecting artwork and a color palette can be overwhelming — for those looking to reimagine a personal space or add the right finishing touches, this presentation will inform and inspire you to live with color!  




Lori Weitzner, Lori Weitzner Design textile designer, author and exhibit juror
Color is always the foundation of my creations.  It is the initial inspiration for all my designs and the guiding star throughout the design process.  I have very particular notions of colors, their characters and impact and associations, both alone and in groups.

Prudence Bailey, founder of Prudence Home + Design,
I believe a room should always be approachable, have something unexpected to start conversations and feel a little gold can work magic. I love color and how it adds a smile to every room but I can make friends with any color palate that my clients love.

Jeremy Lambert is a color consultant with Ring’s End,
I believe that introducing color into any space brings it from drab to imparting an emotionally stimulating environment.  Once I open the door to color for my clients they begin to understand that it’s nothing to fear, but something to embrace and enjoy.


Agenda: Lori will present an overview of her book Ode To Color and the 10 Color Worlds that inspired the current exhibit.  She will reveal how to identify your own personal color world and make it a part of your life. Prudence and Jeremy will highlight select artwork from the Ode To Color exhibit and share the design and color palette that each piece could inspire.  Q&A to follow with panelists and exhibiting artists.


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Lori Weitzner, principal and creative director of Lori Weitzner Designs, Inc., is internationally known for her contributions to the world of textiles.  She has translated her signature aesthetic and sophisticated color sense into a global business producing innovative textiles and wall coverings for more than thirty years.  Her work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, La Musée des Arts Décoratifs, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The recipient of more than twenty-five prestigious design awards, her work is featured regularly in the media, including Elle Decor, Architectural Digest and the New York Times.  She lives in New York City.



Prudence Bailey thrives on the joy her clients feel after revealing an exquisitely transformed room much more expressive of their lifestyle and taste than before.  She provides clean and fresh interiors that blend modern and traditional styles, which has become her signature look, while well-versed in working in any palate, layering and style depending on the client’s desire. Prudence has decorated numerous significant city, coastal and country homes and estates and as well as retail businesses on both the East and West Coasts. Prudence Home + Design offers a vast range of services from total room makeovers to full-scale renovations. She and her team deliver marvelous custom furniture design, strong array of window treatments, significant art selection, color consultation, and space planning as well as accessorizing, home organization and staging as needed.  Prudence is a winner of Serendipity 2020 Home Design Awards.




Jeremy Lambert is the Programs Manager for the Design & Decor department at Ring’s End, a full-service lumber and building materials retailer with 19 locations throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY.  Jeremy has been in the Interior Design field for over 25 years and has worked on projects in exciting locations domestically and abroad.  He has previously worked as a private designer and for Lillian August and Ethan Allen, in various roles.  He currently resides in Connecticut with his partner and 2 dogs.

About the Carriage Barn

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center.


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Carriage Barn Arts Center
Waveny Park
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

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