Derek Buckner, "Beach Day #1"

Exhibition With Five Artists Starts With June 18 Reception at George Billis Gallery in Westport

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The George Billis Gallery on Main Street in Westport is presenting a group exhibition from June 18 – July 25, featuring four painters and a ceramicist. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 18, no reservations required. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular business hours. Derek Buckner is a realist painter and has produced this series of watercolors of beach scenes. The intimate watercolors capture the relaxing setting with a freshness and air to the compositions.

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A New Museum, The Norwalk Art Space, Opens With a Celebration This Weekend

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The Norwalk Art Space, the area’s newest museum, will open its doors to the public with a weekend-long celebration featuring a group exhibition, an outdoor live music festival, and the opening of the Art Space Cafe by celebrated Chef Bill Taibe. — an announcement from The Norwalk Art Space

The museum, just north of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in central Norwalk (off Exit 14), features a gallery, resident artists, classes, a sculpture garden and cafe, and musical performances. Live music will be presented in our sculpture garden by a wide variety of musicians. SEE ALSO: A New Museum, Norwalk Art Space, Opens June 5 With Exhibit Tours, Outdoor Music, Sculpture Garden, Cafe (May 9)
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The opening weekend will feature:

A group exhibition by our Resident Artists and Korry Fellows, curated by Artistic Director Duvian Montoya, and Curatorial and Policy Advisor Nicole Sansone Ruiz, PhD. The opening of our Sculpture Garden, curated by sculptural curator Yvonne Shortt.

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‘In the City’ Art Exhibit Starts With Opening Reception Sunday, May 23 at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “In the City,” will be on view this Sunday, May 23 until June 20, 2021. This themed exhibition features 70 pieces of artwork by area artists in all media. The opening reception takes place Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The chair for the show is Bruce Horan and the co-chair is Joel Flora. The judge for the exhibition is Amy Simon, owner of Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport.

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A New Museum, Norwalk Art Space, Opens June 5 With Exhibit Tours, Outdoor Music, Sculpture Garden, Cafe

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A new art museum is opening Saturday, June 5 in central Norwalk with a free weekend celebratory party. The museum will include an exhibition gallery, a sculpture garden with regular live music on weekends, a cafe, studios for artists, a classroom and workspaces for students. — an announcement from The Norwalk Art Space

The Norwalk Art Space is located at 455 West Ave., next to Mathews Park (the location of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum). The museum building is the former Norwalk First Church of Christ Scientist. “Our goals are to promote local artists, offer free art classes to high school students, and provide the public a welcoming space to enjoy art and music,” the museum says on its website.

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Art Exhibit, Family Event in New Canaan to Promote Girls’ Confidence

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The Carriage Barn Arts Center will open an exhibit, May 27, “She Is Rising,” a celebration of women of various ages, backgrounds and ethnicities — some captured from life, and others imagined — who represent female power. — an announcement from LiveGirl

LiveGirl, a co-sponsor of the exhibit, also will host a “celebratory event” outside the Carriage Barn on Friday, June 4. “Family Fun Friday” is a “celebration of female power and the arts” featuring carnival games, an art scavenger hunt, cocktails, Flaco’s Taco Truck, Darien artist/activist TL Duryea “completing a masterpiece,” live music by Melissa Wasserman. Family Fun Friday runs from 5 to 7 p.m., June 4. Tickets are $25 and available here, on the LiveGirl website.

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‘Bloom’ Online Art Exhibit Celebrates a New Season of Life: Spring and the Fading Pandemic

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The latest exhibit of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery, “Bloom,” features art that incorporates energy and compelling visuals symbolizing the earth returning to life in the spring, as well as our own lives getting back to normal as we move out of the pandemic. — an announcement from the Norwalk Parking Authority
The exhibit is being held virtually on the Gallery’s social media, the fourth held online since last year.  The exhibit opened April 27 and continues through June 21, 2021. Artists and the public are encouraged to participate via the Gallery’s social media. The public is invited to view the art at the following social media:
—Maritime Garage Gallery on Facebook
—Maritime Garage Gallery on Instagram
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The physical gallery is located at 11 North Water St.

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‘Abstraction’ Exhibit Opens Sunday With Reception at Rowayton Arts Center

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center, “Abstraction,” will be on view April 18 through May 15. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 18. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The Hu Lindsay Memorial Award was established in 2016 for the top winner (Best in Show or 1st Place) in the Mixed Media Category for RAC’s annual Abstraction exhibition. This cash prize of $250 honors the life of Hu Lindsay, an active exhibiting member for many years and RAC President from 2007 to 2013. A reminder: The gallery will be closed this week to prepare for the opening on April 18.

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Open Call to Artists: Submit Work for Upcoming ‘In the City’ Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to Artists for  “In the City,” at Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) from May 23, 2021 to June 20. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

This new all media show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork with a nod to the theme of urban life. Visit the RAC website rowaytonarts.org for the prospectus and other information for submitting entries online. These words from the RAC website give an indication of what the exhibit is about:

The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2021 and accepted artists will be notified by April 30, 2021. The chair for the show is Bruce Horan and the co-chair is Joel Flora.

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Opening Reception Saturday for ‘Unique Expressions’ Group Exhibit of Contemporary Art

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With a reception on April 3, Hollis Taggart Southport opens “Unique Expressions,” a group exhibition featuring recent paintings by four contemporary artists — Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Gary Petersen, Kelsey Shwetz, and Yorgos Stamkopoulos. Unique Expressions explores each artist’s individual practice showcasing a spectrum of techniques, materials, and approaches. Although their methods and expressions are unique, subtle links emerge. Each painter uses addition and subtraction in their process, visual presentation, and/or theme. Additionally line, space, texture, and/or form are highlighted throughout the works.

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Winners of Rowayton Arts Center’s Spring Juried Show Announced

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The Rowayton Arts Center has announced winners of its latest art exhibit, “Spring Juried Show,” on view now through April 10, 2021.  
— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
The annual, open-theme, all-media exhibition features 84 works by area artists chosen from almost 350 submissions.  
Winners were announced by the judge, Cybele Maylone, executive director of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield:
Best in Show: Roxann Leibenhaut of Hartford for “3 Girls Swimming” (Painting),

1st Place: Jennifer Williams of Rowayton for “Love Story” (Oil and Ink on Silver),
2nd Place: Ally Rusgrove of Newington for “Cat Lady” (Painting),
3rd Place:  Karen Popp of Greenwich for “Moonrise” (Pen and Watercolor),
Honorable Mention:
Eileen Carey of Stratford for “Travel Arrangements” (Painting), Alana Fagan of Milford for “Le Marché” (Watercolor Silkscreen), Josh Iguchi of Rowayton for “Tornado” (Photography), Lisa Laible of Rowayton for “Untitled 3” (Photography), Ginny Rowan of Riverside for “Lovebirds” (Watercolor). The chair for the show is Carol Fay and the Co-chair is Ronnie Gold. RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit rowaytonarts.org and follow @rowaytonarts.

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Rowayton Arts Center’s Spring Juried Show Begins March 14

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Rowayton Arts Center’s “Spring Juried Show,” on view starting March 14, is an open-theme, all-media exhibition featuring 84 works by area artists chosen from almost 350 submissions. The show runs through April 10. The gallery will be closed this week to prepare for the March 14 opening. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The chair for the show is Carol Fay and the co-chair is Ronnie Gold. The judge for the exhibition is Cybele Maylone, executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.

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Open Call to Artists for Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an Open Call to Artists for the Spring Juried Show at Rowayton Arts Center from March 14 to April 10, 2021. The show is open to all artists interested in exhibiting their artwork. The deadline is Feb. 21. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Categories include: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, color photography, black and white photography, sculpture, printmaking, pastels or drawing.

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‘Marine and Coastal Art’ Exhibit Winners Announced by Rowayton Arts Center

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Winning paintings, photos and ceramic works have been announced for Rowayton Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Marine & Coastal Art,” now on view through Oct. 10. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
This popular exhibition boasts over 100 submissions submitted by RAC exhibiting members, a group of 180 local artists in the area.  The Chair for the exhibition is Dana Laird and the Co-chair is Gregg Welz. Winners were announced by the judge, Brechin Morgan:

Best in Show: Kris Toohey of Westport for “Skyscape” (Painting),

1st Place: Kirsti Holtan of Stamford for “Keeled Over” (Photography),

2nd Place: Yasemin Tomakan for “Wharf Cottages Nantucket” (Painting),

3rd Place: Sean Murtha of Norwalk for “Booth Bay Morning” (Painting)

Honorable Mention: 

Holly Hawthorne of Redding for “Blue Oyster Cult” (Ceramics), Emily Kelting of Norwalk for “Sand Shapes” (Photography), Rick Pank of Rowayton for “Pemaquid Light, Maine” (Photography), Susan Leggitt of Norwalk for “Touch of Fall” (Painting), Karen Kent of Fairfield for “Otis” (Painting). Hours for the RAC gallery at 145 Rowayton Ave.

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Marine and Coastal Art Exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center Starts with Opening Reception Sunday Afternoon

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A new show by exhibiting members at the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC), “Marine & Coastal Art,” will be on view Sept. 13 through Oct. 10, 2020. The opening reception is free and open to the public with limited admission and no refreshments (BYOB) on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The chair for the exhibition is Dana Laird and the co-chair is Gregg Welz.

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Paintings and Fiber Art in New Exhibit, Online and Physically, at Greenwich Library

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Opening today (Thursday, Sept. 10) with a virtual reception that anyone can “attend,” an online exhibition from the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library, “Material World,” has paintings and fiber art with “hidden narratives.” The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, but the gallery hasn’t announced where on the Web to get there (this is the online event listing, which may have more information later today, or a link may be elsewhere on the gallery website). — an announcement from the Flinn Gallery

The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 28, features two artists from Connecticut and another from Brooklyn, New York.