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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, 11:00 am
 Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change, and the probable political and social upheavals of their consequences. On view from July 3 through August 4
.Poetry Reading on Saturday July 18 from 7-9 pm Regular gallery hours are Tues-Thurs from 11-3 pm, Fri-Sat from 11-6 pm, and Sun from noon-3 pm

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Sunday, Aug. 2, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Sunday, Aug. 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

Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 11:00 am
 Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change, and the probable political and social upheavals of their consequences. On view from July 3 through August 4
.Poetry Reading on Saturday July 18 from 7-9 pm Regular gallery hours are Tues-Thurs from 11-3 pm, Fri-Sat from 11-6 pm, and Sun from noon-3 pm

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Monday, Aug. 3, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Monday, Aug. 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 Art of Wine: Color Theory – White

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 7:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Join us for a series of 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 August discussion will be held at Mystic Arts Center where we’ll discuss color theory in art as pertaining to color variations in wine.

Members $20 / Public $25

Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 11:00 am
 Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change, and the probable political and social upheavals of their consequences. On view from July 3 through August 4
.Poetry Reading on Saturday July 18 from 7-9 pm Regular gallery hours are Tues-Thurs from 11-3 pm, Fri-Sat from 11-6 pm, and Sun from noon-3 pm

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Tuesday, Aug. 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

Tuesday, Aug. 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

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Chance and Cadence

Wednesday, Aug. 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

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Wednesday, Aug. 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Wednesday, Aug. 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

Wednesday, Aug. 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

Double Jeopardy

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 7:00 pm
 Double Jeopardy;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Local Mystic Artist, Jack Salmon (aka BabySamms) and introducing our youngest gallery participant Isabella Nowakowski (aka Yung Thug) were brought together to collaborate within an arsenal of mediums. What one would start, the other would finish, utilizing unconventional canvases, in an effort to reiterate the rawness of effect.

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Chance and Cadence

Thursday, Aug. 6, 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

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Thursday, Aug. 6, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Thursday, Aug. 6, 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, Aug. 6, 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

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Space (Not Even Close to Infinite)

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 7:00 pm
 Space (Not Even Close to Infinite);

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

This collaborative exhibition fuses ideas about space and organic shapes with dance, photography, architecture, and digital design technique. The artists collaborated as well as worked independently on paintings, sculpture, photography, and projection. The art seeks to challenge traditional ideas of space and viewing, as some of it is viewed from outside as well as inside. Some will be generated on human form. There will be many layers of looking.
Featured artists include Kim Abraham, Troy Zaushny, Roger Tremblay, Adam Campos, Dan Glynn, and Rich Martin

Chance and Cadence

Friday, Aug. 7, 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

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Friday, Aug. 7, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society. On view: August 7 to September 18. Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 6–8pm.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Friday, Aug. 7, 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, Aug. 7, 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

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Chance and Cadence

Saturday, Aug. 8, 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

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 8, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society. On view: August 7 to September 18. Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 6–8pm.

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Saturday, Aug. 8, 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

Saturday, Aug. 8, 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

Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, 10:00 am
 Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm. On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Sunday, Aug. 9, 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.

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society. On view: August 7 to September 18. Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 6–8pm.

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Sunday, Aug. 9, 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

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