Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT
Hygienic Art’s tenth annual juried show, Crossing the Bridge, will open with a reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 25th, at Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit will be up until May 23rd.
This year’s guest juror is D. Samuel Quigley, director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
Artists can submit up to three pieces of original art to be considered.
The strength in this dynamic show exists in its acceptance of all types of media, as well as thematic content – as there are no thematic requirements or guidelines, giving artists considerable freedom.
This regional show attracts more than 100 artists submitting artwork, and solicits artists’ freshest work. This juried exhibition offers viewers a diverse representation of the region’s art community.
Like the title suggests, Crossing the Bridge was conceived to knit the art community together, eliminating the barriers distance, and bridges, can present.
The turn-out has been very successful, with artists coming from as far as Providence, Rhode Island, or New Haven, noted Kat Murphy, a former resident artist at the Hygienic who was instrumental in conceiving Crossing the Bridge.
“New London is like a nice little hub – if you are going to cross the bridge a little bit, New London should be the destination,” said Murphy.
It is an exhibit that bridges the rivers that sometimes divide us, with art as the powerful connection that is the creative, resonant voice, one that the Hygienic is proud to host.