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    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    Connecticut River Museum showcases art by Jerry Weiss

    “Chapman Falls” by Jerry Weiss, oil on linen, 30 x 36, c. 1999
    “Connecticut River Museum” by Jerry Weiss, oil on linen, 30 x 40, 2016, private collection

    The Connecticut River Museum in exhibition will open an exhibition of paintings by Jerry Weiss, one of the leading plein air painters of the Connecticut River Valley, on Tuesday. The exhibition, titled "Waterways of the Connecticut River Valley," will run through Oct. 8.

    Weiss, who lives in Old Saybrook, has been painting the Connecticut River Valley for nearly 30 years, and his work captures the region in all seasons. He often sets up his easel alongside the river and its tributaries to observe the specific effects of light and atmosphere. His paintings reveal the balance between the human presence and the enduring natural beauty of the environment.

    Weiss's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Art Students League of New York.

    The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. in Essex. It is open 10 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12.

    The opening reception for the exhibition will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. The reception is free and open to the public.

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