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94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

 Laws of Attraction: Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 106, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Laws of Attraction is a major eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artist of the era including Edward Allington, Christine Borland, Michael Goldberg, George Herms, Patrick Hogan, Harry Kramer, Nam June Paik, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Wendy Vanderbilt-Lehman and Phillip Wofford. The latter twentieth century was witness to the most dynamic and diverse art ever created. It was a time of tremendous creative energy and more than its share of controversy. It was an era where art advanced not by one or two overarching ‘isms’ by branched out to develop multiple new disciplines and philosophies. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art.

Image painting by Michael Goldberg, Calagrande

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
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Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

22nd Annual Regional Exhibit

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, , 02891

juried by Clint Slowik; Drawings of Louise Pittaway in the Backroom Gallery; hours are 11-7 WEd.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Bright Colors Of May

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
Bright Colors Of May;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

The first solo exhibit of New London Botanical Artist Gretchen van der Lyke, BA, Clark University. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Sat. May 2, 2015, 5 to 7p.m. Gretchen has been painting vibrant watercolors for 25 years, exhibited in the Connecticut Artist's show and the Mystic Art Association. The exhibit closes on Sat. May 30, 2015, gallery hours are Mon. through Fri. 9-5, Thurs. 9-7, and Sat.10-3. Visit Studio33 Art & Frame Gallery at our website studio33gallery.com.

Call for Artists

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
Call for Artists;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit
Fri. Jun 5, 2015-Sat. Aug 29, 2015 Submissions will visually speak to one or all historic eras of the 225 year old service, The Revenue Cutter Service, The Lifesaving Service, and today’s United States Coast Guard. A non-juried exhibit including any relative subject matter, any media. A portion of the proceeds from Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery’s 30% commission from sales will be donated to the National Coast Guard Museum. Studio 33 would like to see historic figures, vessels, lifesaving stations, lighthouses, and important operations of the 225 year old service, represented in submissions. Artists may submit three pieces per month for this evolving three month exhibit, work may remain for the duration or be changed 2 days prior to scheduled receptions. Receiving: Sat. 5.30.15, 10-3 and 5.31.15, 1-4. Visit our website for details: https://studio33gallery.wordpress.com, or contact the gallery: studio33gallery@gmail.com

Chance and Cadence

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Spring Exhibition

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
Spring Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett RD., Groton, CT , 06340

new works from Leila Namin, Andrew Tavarelli and Shar Weschler Rubek

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Friday, May. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

 Laws of Attraction: Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 106, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Laws of Attraction is a major eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artist of the era including Edward Allington, Christine Borland, Michael Goldberg, George Herms, Patrick Hogan, Harry Kramer, Nam June Paik, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Wendy Vanderbilt-Lehman and Phillip Wofford. The latter twentieth century was witness to the most dynamic and diverse art ever created. It was a time of tremendous creative energy and more than its share of controversy. It was an era where art advanced not by one or two overarching ‘isms’ by branched out to develop multiple new disciplines and philosophies. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art.

Image painting by Michael Goldberg, Calagrande

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 10:00 am
-

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

22nd Annual Regional Exhibit

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 11:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, , 02891

juried by Clint Slowik; Drawings of Louise Pittaway in the Backroom Gallery; hours are 11-7 WEd.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Bright Colors Of May

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
Bright Colors Of May;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

The first solo exhibit of New London Botanical Artist Gretchen van der Lyke, BA, Clark University. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Sat. May 2, 2015, 5 to 7p.m. Gretchen has been painting vibrant watercolors for 25 years, exhibited in the Connecticut Artist's show and the Mystic Art Association. The exhibit closes on Sat. May 30, 2015, gallery hours are Mon. through Fri. 9-5, Thurs. 9-7, and Sat.10-3. Visit Studio33 Art & Frame Gallery at our website studio33gallery.com.

Call for Artists

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 am
Call for Artists;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit
Fri. Jun 5, 2015-Sat. Aug 29, 2015 Submissions will visually speak to one or all historic eras of the 225 year old service, The Revenue Cutter Service, The Lifesaving Service, and today’s United States Coast Guard. A non-juried exhibit including any relative subject matter, any media. A portion of the proceeds from Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery’s 30% commission from sales will be donated to the National Coast Guard Museum. Studio 33 would like to see historic figures, vessels, lifesaving stations, lighthouses, and important operations of the 225 year old service, represented in submissions. Artists may submit three pieces per month for this evolving three month exhibit, work may remain for the duration or be changed 2 days prior to scheduled receptions. Receiving: Sat. 5.30.15, 10-3 and 5.31.15, 1-4. Visit our website for details: https://studio33gallery.wordpress.com, or contact the gallery: studio33gallery@gmail.com

Chance and Cadence

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Spring Exhibition

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
Spring Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett RD., Groton, CT , 06340

new works from Leila Namin, Andrew Tavarelli and Shar Weschler Rubek

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Saturday, May. 30, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

22nd Annual Regional Exhibit

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 11:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, , 02891

juried by Clint Slowik; Drawings of Louise Pittaway in the Backroom Gallery; hours are 11-7 WEd.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Sunday, May. 31, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Art of Wine: Old World Art & Wines

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 7:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Frizzante Wine Bar , 15 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06455

wine tasting and discussion on the relationship between art and wine, in conjunction with Frizzante Wine Bar. Owner Stephen Clemente will lead the tastings and discussion featuring various topics around art and wine. The event series will continue on the first Monday of each month through 2015.

Our June discussion will be Old World wines and Old Masters of art, held at Frizzante Wine Bar.

Members $20 / Public $25

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 10:00 am
-

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

 Laws of Attraction: Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 106, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Laws of Attraction is a major eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artist of the era including Edward Allington, Christine Borland, Michael Goldberg, George Herms, Patrick Hogan, Harry Kramer, Nam June Paik, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Wendy Vanderbilt-Lehman and Phillip Wofford. The latter twentieth century was witness to the most dynamic and diverse art ever created. It was a time of tremendous creative energy and more than its share of controversy. It was an era where art advanced not by one or two overarching ‘isms’ by branched out to develop multiple new disciplines and philosophies. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art.

Image painting by Michael Goldberg, Calagrande

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
-

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Chance and Cadence

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

 Laws of Attraction: Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 106, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Laws of Attraction is a major eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artist of the era including Edward Allington, Christine Borland, Michael Goldberg, George Herms, Patrick Hogan, Harry Kramer, Nam June Paik, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Wendy Vanderbilt-Lehman and Phillip Wofford. The latter twentieth century was witness to the most dynamic and diverse art ever created. It was a time of tremendous creative energy and more than its share of controversy. It was an era where art advanced not by one or two overarching ‘isms’ by branched out to develop multiple new disciplines and philosophies. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art.

Image painting by Michael Goldberg, Calagrande

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 10:00 am
-

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Chance and Cadence

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Forage

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forage;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Green Marble Coffeehouse, 8 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT , 06355

Forage, an exhibition of colorful mixed-media works by Lois Lawrence, and Photography by Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood, features works inspired by flowers, plants, shells and sea glass collected in local fields and estuaries. The exhibition opens on Thursday June 4th with a reception from 5-7pm, and will be on display through the month of June.

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
 94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.; runs through June 5; Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, or by appointment.

 Laws of Attraction: Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 106, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Laws of Attraction is a major eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artist of the era including Edward Allington, Christine Borland, Michael Goldberg, George Herms, Patrick Hogan, Harry Kramer, Nam June Paik, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Wendy Vanderbilt-Lehman and Phillip Wofford. The latter twentieth century was witness to the most dynamic and diverse art ever created. It was a time of tremendous creative energy and more than its share of controversy. It was an era where art advanced not by one or two overarching ‘isms’ by branched out to develop multiple new disciplines and philosophies. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art.

Image painting by Michael Goldberg, Calagrande

Art Exhibits/Openings

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT , 06412

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28; Opening Reception on June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state. The Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT 06412. For gallery specific information, call 860-526-8920. For more information about photographer Peter Wnek, visit www.PeterWnekPhoto.com.

Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
 Transfigure: an Evocative Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, new london, CT , 06357

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London. The exhibit runs through June 27.

The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for bold, colorful and spirited work.

Described by the artists as a “bright, spastic, visual and musical experience, Transfigure displays the inner qualities of people, animals, or places, imparting a sense of disposition and internal quality that cannot be expressed in traditional portraiture.”

Although both artists, who met as students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, possess their own style, they share a passion for taking the traits of everyday individuals, advertisements, and pop culture to transfigure them into an idiosyncratic, unspoken language.

The result is a perspective not to be missed by two contemporary artists who share a desire to show the world what they see in a similarly unconventional way.

"Boom" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Maritime Garage Gallery, 11 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT , 06854

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, running from April 29 through July 31, 2015.

“Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.

-"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
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Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Weavings, works on paper, collages and paintings will all be shown in this exhibition.

-Laws of Attraction:  A Selection of Late 20th Century Art;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17Art Project , 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

An eclectic exhibition of Art of the Late 20th Century, showcases the art by significant artists of the era including Michael Goldberg, Nam June Paid, Edward Allington, Christine Borland, George Herms,Harry Kramer, Maurizio Pelligrin, Gunter Umberg, Phillip Wofford and others. The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from painting, photography and mixed mediums to video and installation Art. The exhibition is curated by artist/director Mark Gerard McKee and Migdalia Salas.

94th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries. On view: April 24 to June 5. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8pm.

Chance and Cadence

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Forage

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forage;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Green Marble Coffeehouse, 8 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT , 06355

Forage, an exhibition of colorful mixed-media works by Lois Lawrence, and Photography by Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood, features works inspired by flowers, plants, shells and sea glass collected in local fields and estuaries. The exhibition opens on Thursday June 4th with a reception from 5-7pm, and will be on display through the month of June.

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 6:00 pm
New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents the New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit, June 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015. A benefit for National Coast Guard Museum, Inc. with proceeds from the commission on sales to be donated to the new Connecticut landmark and museum of national significance. New London has a strong partnership with the United States Coast Guard as home city to the Coast Guard Academy, 100 years at its current location, home port of USCG Barque Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Station New London,with vessels assigned to Search and Rescue missions, USCG National Research and Development Center at Fort Trumbull, historic home of the School of Commissioned Officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, and as the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum. Join us in honoring and celebrating the 225th anniversary of the founding of the USCG, New London’s recognition as an official Coast Guard City, CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s designation of the summer of 2015 as Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer, and the rich legacy of honor, respect, sacrifice, and devotion to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Receptions 6:00 to 9:00 pm First Friday’s Through Coast Guard Summer, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, 2015, at 140 Bank St., New London, CT. Visit us at studio33gallery.com.

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 12:00 am
New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents the New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit, June 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015. A benefit for National Coast Guard Museum, Inc. with proceeds from the commission on sales to be donated to the new Connecticut landmark and museum of national significance. New London has a strong partnership with the United States Coast Guard as home city to the Coast Guard Academy, 100 years at its current location, home port of USCG Barque Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Station New London,with vessels assigned to Search and Rescue missions, USCG National Research and Development Center at Fort Trumbull, historic home of the School of Commissioned Officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, and as the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum. Join us in honoring and celebrating the 225th anniversary of the founding of the USCG, New London’s recognition as an official Coast Guard City, CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s designation of the summer of 2015 as Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer, and the rich legacy of honor, respect, sacrifice, and devotion to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Receptions 6:00 to 9:00 pm First Friday’s Through Coast Guard Summer, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, 2015, at 140 Bank St., New London, CT. Visit us at studio33gallery.com.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

The Members and Elected Artists Show.

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, , CT

A non-juried show open to all MAC Members and MAC Elected Artists. All media welcome; runs through June 6

Tom Deedy Art Show

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015, 12:00 am
Tom Deedy Art Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Tom Deedy -- abstracted landscape and floral oil paintings inspired by his extensive vegetable gardens in Quaker Hill, on exhibit May & June

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