Opening Reception for Three Area Artists Featured This Month at Atria Darien

Art from Feb 2019 exhibit at Atria Darien
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Celebrate these three area artists in exhibition at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, with a gallery opening and wine reception on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Atria Darien February 2019 art exhibit

Image from Atria Darien

Art from three local artists will be shown this month at Atria Darien. The opening reception is on Friday, Feb. 8.

— an announcement from Atria Darien

Merion Frolich  is a member of Rowayton Arts Center, Connecticut Women Artists, Stamford Art Association and New Canaan Center for Arts.

She has been in a number of local shows, including Women Artists at Discovery Museum, Mavis Fenner at Rowayton Arts, Spectrum, John Slade Ely House and Rowayton Co-op Nursery Show and Atria Darien.

“I love the interplay of light and dark, line against space in painting,” Frolich says. “Water gives me great opportunity to juxtapose space and light and shapes. I grew up in mountain country and massive shapes against sky fascinate me.”

Ronda Lanzi studied oil painting at Loomis Chaffee school in Windsor and took courses in painting and architecture while completing her degree in electrical engineering at Tufts University.

Since then, she has become the secretary of the New York chapter of Silk Painters International and attended two international festivals, where she has studied with artists from Australia, and throughout the U.S.

Ronda’s work has been featured in the Wilton bulletin and at various art shows including Artique in Ridgefield for the past 10 years.

Nina Marino’s  first experience with studying art was with her mother, children’s book author and illustrator, Dorothy B. Marino.

Her works have appeared in numerous art shows, including the Carriage Barn in New Canaan, where she won Honorable Mention for her monoprint, “Ghost Pear.”

She has participated in exhibits organized by the Easton Arts Council, The Schelfuldt Gallery, University of Bridgeport; and the former Fairfield Art Center.

Nina has studied with Silvermine Arts Center teachers Claire Watson Garcia, Lisa Arnold and Chris Goldbach; with AWS artist Carol Hubbard;  Richard A. Byrnes and Peter Konsterlie.

Some of her work can be seen at

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