The Kitchen Gallery, a fledgling gallery in New London, CT presents artwork and jewelry by Marisa Glynn, an 18 year old artist from East Lyme. June 2- July 1, 2012. Opening Reception June 2, 2012 at 7 pm.
About Vibrant Exposure: "As an artist, I've often been told my paintings are considered controversial. I am not the type of person to shy away from deep emotions, or difficult struggles that are not often discussed in the community. Through my last two years of creating art, I have discovered my own personal style, allowing myself to show others the way I view the world. My collaboration of paintings in "Vibrant Exposure" uses colors in a unique and abstract method to display human struggles" ~ Marisa Glynn
Marisa Glynn is a sophomore at Lesley University, in Cambridge, MA. She is majoring in Counseling and double minoring in Art Therapy and Studio Art. A 2011 graduate East Lyme High School, she has studied studio art and painting with Rachel Michaud, and now focuses on oil painting with Peter Roux. Marisa created her own company, Expressions by Marisa, at age 11, starting with jewelry with plans to expand to other media. Since then she has been designing, creating, and selling jewelry and art cards at educational arts conferences and fairs.. Ten percent of her profits have always gone to charity, including The CT Humane Society, The New London Community Meal Center, the First Congregational Church's Breakfast Program, and more recently, To Write Love on Her Arms, a charity that helps to prevent self-harm and suicide.
In 2011 Marisa was commissioned by the CT Storytelling Center to design their 30th year signature jewelry, She was one of two finalists in the Shoreline Arts Regional Top Talent awards in both Visual Arts and Creative writing, winning mentorships with professional artists and writers. She won first prize in the 2011 Hygienic Art's Outdoor Fine Crafts and Arts Festival, and was a finalist in the Psychology and You Conference Art Show at Lesley University. In 2012, Marisa became one of two McKenna Fellows at Lesley University, awarded for her commitment to social justice.
The Kitchen Gallery is a new space on Green Street in downtown New London, that wants to feed the community with art - visual, audible, edible and tactile. Thai yoga and photography service as well as different workshops are also available. For more information go to www.kitchengallerynewlondon.wordpress.com
The reception for “Vibrant Exposure” is June 2, 2012, at 7 pm.
The Kitchen Gallery
140c Green Street,
New London, CT 06320