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.

The judge, Brechin Morgan, is a native of Connecticut. His wanderlust began early when at sixteen he left high school to work and hang out in the bohemian atmosphere of Greenwich Village of the early sixties.

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RAC exhibiting members dropped off pieces for the upcoming “Marine & Coastal Art” exhibition – here is JoAnn Davidson (left) bringing her painting to volunteer Barbara Murphy (seated) with show Chair Dana Laird (standing left) and show Co-chair Gregg Welz (standing right). Reminder that the gallery will be closed this week to prepare for the opening Sept. 13.

He hitched across the country and through Mexico riding over 1,000 miles in railroad boxcars through the southwest.

Returning he worked  summers at the Windward Sailing School in Rowayton while attending Silvermine College of Art.  A family and reality came next and for over twenty years he ran Morgan Sign Company in Sono and painted many of the large outdoor murals in Norwalk.

Brec is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. He has had many solo and group shows and is represented by numerous galleries in New England.

RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community.

The RAC gallery and art school overlook the Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Ave. with space for regional artists to exhibit their art and a classroom for workshops and classes at all levels offered to children and adults. Visit and follow @rowaytonarts.

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