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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Two shows open Thursday evening at Mystic Arts Center

Mystic Arts Center
9 Water St., Mystic, (860) 536-7601
Long and Lean
The Elected Artists
Apr. 22—May 22, 2010.
Opening reception: Thurs., Apr. 22, 5:30—7 p.m.

Press release

The Mystic Arts Center will host an Opening Reception for two new exhibitions on Thurs., Apr. 22, from 5:30—7 p.m. to highlight regional emerging and professional artists in the exhibitions.

Long and Lean • Each year, the Mystic Arts Center hosts a themed exhibition challenging artists to create outside of their typical styles. This year, the theme will stretch not only the imagination - but the canvas, as each artwork in Long and Lean is limited to the size specification of at least twice as long in one direction over another.

"An exhibition based on unique dimensions is always visually arresting, and we look forward to seeing how the artists approach this challenge," says Karen Barthelson, Executive Director of the Mystic Arts Center. The exhibition features over one hundred artists using all media except photography.

The Elected Artists • Member artists whose work is accepted into four juried MAC exhibitions within a twenty-four month period are allowed to apply for Elected Artist designation. This coveted distinction allows Elected Artists the opportunity to hand-select a work of art for this annual exhibition.

Monetary awards will be presented for exceptional work in both exhibitions during the reception, and the Art Center's KTJ Studios will host an open showcase of artwork by current students.

Both exhibitions run through May 22, and are sponsored by The Washington Trust Company with additional support from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.

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