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Female\Feminist/2017

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Palate to Palette ~ A Delicious and Art-Filled Fundraiser for the Lyme Art Association;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Enjoy a sumptuous offering by the area's top restaurants and caterers, plus a variety of craft beer and wine. Event includes a silent auction featuring works of art specially created by our member artists as well as celebrity artists.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The f-Stops Here Submissions

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
The f-Stops Here Submissions;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art, 79 Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

Hygienic is going through its next stage of development and we’re inspired by this change. We want to see how you can capture the essence of change or metamorphosis. This year the f-Stops Here is only accepting submissions for work that fits within this theme. Through your lens, we want to see what kinds of metamorphosis is happening in your life or the world around you.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition at the Hygienic Galleries. Offered only once per year, this will be the sixth iteration of The f-Stops Here. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 27th, 7pm – 10pm in the Main Gallery.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place photographers. A small entry fee is required upon submission. The show runs Saturday, October 27 through November 18. Please drop off submissions to the gallery on the dates noted below.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Female\Feminist/2017

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The f-Stops Here Submissions

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
The f-Stops Here Submissions;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art, 79 Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

Hygienic is going through its next stage of development and we’re inspired by this change. We want to see how you can capture the essence of change or metamorphosis. This year the f-Stops Here is only accepting submissions for work that fits within this theme. Through your lens, we want to see what kinds of metamorphosis is happening in your life or the world around you.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition at the Hygienic Galleries. Offered only once per year, this will be the sixth iteration of The f-Stops Here. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 27th, 7pm – 10pm in the Main Gallery.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place photographers. A small entry fee is required upon submission. The show runs Saturday, October 27 through November 18. Please drop off submissions to the gallery on the dates noted below.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Velvet Mill Artists Show

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 6:00 pm
Velvet Mill Artists Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Velvet Mill Art Gallery, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Velvet Mill Announces Art Opening and Gallery Reception

The Velvet Mill Artists will host their semi-annual Art Show and Gallery Reception on Friday October 20, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM.

The public is invited to this free event in the upstairs gallery at the historic Velvet Mill in Stonington Borough.

Everyone is encouraged to intermingle with the artists, ask questions, discuss process, and be the first to enjoy new works that will be on display through the holiday season.

The Velvet Mill continues to grow as a creative community of artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, and small businesses that bring life to the renovated factory building.

For more information visit www.VelvetMill.com

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The f-Stops Here Submissions

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 11:00 am
The f-Stops Here Submissions;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art, 79 Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

Hygienic is going through its next stage of development and we’re inspired by this change. We want to see how you can capture the essence of change or metamorphosis. This year the f-Stops Here is only accepting submissions for work that fits within this theme. Through your lens, we want to see what kinds of metamorphosis is happening in your life or the world around you.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition at the Hygienic Galleries. Offered only once per year, this will be the sixth iteration of The f-Stops Here. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 27th, 7pm – 10pm in the Main Gallery.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place photographers. A small entry fee is required upon submission. The show runs Saturday, October 27 through November 18. Please drop off submissions to the gallery on the dates noted below.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

Cool & Collected

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cool & Collected;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex, CT , 06426

ESSEX, CT (August 5, 2017) – Melanie Carr Gallery is pleased to announce the grand opening and inaugural exhibition of Cool & Collected, a group exhibition of fourteen contemporary artists on view at 1 North Main Street (across from the Essex Art Association) from October 21 – December 3, 2017. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.

This exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Carr’s collection including Mary Dwyer whose historical portrait paintings revolve around historic lore and her love of early portraiture paintings; Kevin Van Aelst whose cerebral photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which he rearranges into various forms, patterns, and illustrations; Bombay born artist Rashmi Talpade’s photomontages are amalgamations of reconstructed landscapes that reflect the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures.

The exhibition also includes mesmerizing graphite drawings by Thea Wilcox Ciciotte; Robert Gregson’s geometric drawings which stem from his love of architecture; Matthew Best’s collages deal with power, gender, and authority; Kathleen Jacobs’ landscape paintings reveal nature’s abiding beauty, grace and order; Artist Ben Parker delights in his masterful folded paper constructions; conceptual artist David Borawski’s Blast drawings will be on view, puppeteer and artist Kimberly Van Aelst’s combines her love of science, nature, and art, Suzan Shutan’s Tar Roofing Paper pieces straddle the worlds of two and three dimensions; University of Connecticut Professor of Art John O’Donnell’s works on paper utilize appropriated images and objects relating to art history, popular media and consumer culture; and Margaret Vaughan who appropriates imagery from the fashion and porn industry states "my works fit in the fine line between lust and revulsion."

Female\Feminist/2017

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Scenes from Riverside Park

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
Scenes from Riverside Park;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Opening reception for exhibit of art created en plein air at the September 16 “Down By the Riverside“ Festival. Choosing from vistas of the Thames River, wooded and open park landscapes, and distant views of the Gold Star bridge, artists created paintings using a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastels.

Exhibit will run until through November 4.

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Two artists, generations apart, yet inextricably linked by spirit and talent, Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell share abundantly imaginative minds and artistic visions. McCabe has admired Von Maydell’s works and, with this exhibition as inspiration, has created an extraordinary tribute to him and his work by creating subtly restrained assemblages based on several of his watercolors. Fantasy and fancy ensue. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm. Gallery talk on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

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