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Monday, October 08, 2012

Two shows opened this past weekend at Gallery on the Green in Canton

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Rt.44
Canton, CT (860) 693-4102
Open Juried Exhibition
Betty Gerich: Thicker Than Water—A Family Portrait
Oct. 5—Nov. 4, 2012.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

The Gallery on the Green will be having its annual Open Juried Show from October 5 through November 4. The juror for this show is Douglas Hyland, Executive Director of the New Britain Museum of Art. This show is open to any artist in the country and includes a wide variety of fine arts in various media, styles and subject matter. Prizes will be awarded. The show will be in both the downstairs Founders Gallery and in one of the 2 upstairs galleries. An opening reception and awards presentation was held on Sat., Oct. 6 from 6—9 pm.

Also opening at the same time in the Spotlight Gallery is the work of Betty Gerich. The show is titled: Thicker Than Water—A Family Portrait and includes works done in watercolor wash drawings. The subject matter is inspired by candid photos taken of the artist's family from 1944—2011. Betty Gerich's watercolors capture individuals and their close relationships with each other with playfulness, closeness and warmth.

Since some of the images represent favorite relatives who are now deceased, Gerich wanted to bring them and the time in which they lived back with each painting. She is an exhibiting member of Connecticut Women Artists and Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut. Betty has received an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Award from the Greater Hartford Arts Council for her ceramic sculpture. Her work is featured in 500 Figures in Clay, a book published by Lark Books and Best of America, Sculpture Artists and Artisans. She is a resident of Enfield and teaches art history at Asnuntuck Community College.

The exhibition will be on display at the gallery until Nov. 4.

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