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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Opening reception for Legacies 2007 show at Alva Gallery

ALVA Gallery
54 State St., New London, (860) 437-8664
Legacies 2007: Ceremonies and Celebrations
Nov. 10—Dec. 15, 2007.
Opening reception: Nov. 19, 5:30—7:30 p.m. preceded by poetry reading at 5 p.m.

Press release

Since its inception in 1999, the ALVA Gallery has presented a Legacies show every holiday season as a means of reflecting upon the passage of time and how it connects us. This show originated as family legacies and included multiple generations of artists within the same family. In 2005, it became American Legacies, making it an invitational focusing on a cultural phenomenon pertinent to America.

This year's exhibition expands even further on that concept, taking it global with the theme Ceremonies and Celebrations. The exhibition features works from seventeen artists from six countries. It includes paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. In addition there will be a theme related poetry reading at the opening.

Participating artists include Imna Arroya, Forrest R. Bailey, Diane Barcelo, Siona Benjamin, Patience Brewster, Judy Cotton, Carlos Estevez, Beverly Floyd, Francie Bishop Good, Peter Good, Peter Harron, Gigi Liverant, Tim Lovejoy, Mark McKee, Fethi Meghelli, Anita Soos and Joy Wulke.

There will be an opening reception this evening from 5:30—7:30 p.m. The reception will be preceded by a poetry reading at 5 p.m. Poets Michael Bradford (Award-winning playwright, poet and professor at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point), Daniel Gula (Finalist for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize) and Jose Gonzales (Professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy) will read.


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