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Monday, February 11, 2013

Upcoming receptions, other events, for "Nudes and Nudibranchs" at Kehler Liddell

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Nudes and Nudibranchs: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture
Through Mar. 10, 2013.
Artist Reception with Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman: Sat., Feb. 16, 2—4 p.m. followed by "Poetry and Chocolates" (see below) from 4—6 p.m.
Artist Reception with Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman: Sun., Feb. 24, 2—4 p.m.
"Conspicuous Cocktails" (see below): Sat., Mar. 2, 2—4 p.m.

Press release from Kehler Liddell Gallery

Award-winning painter Frank Bruckmann and sculptor Gar Waterman will exhibit their most recent work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery: Nudes and Nudibranchs, from Feb. 7—Mar. 10, 2013. Because of the disruptions caused by Blizzard Nemo, there will be make-up artists' receptions on Sat., Feb. 16, from 2—4 p.m. (followed by "Poetry and Chocolates" from 4—6 p.m.) and Sun., Feb. 24, from 2—4 p.m.

Frank Bruckmann: "Home Library"

Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman are both traditionalists who use direct observation of nature and carefully applied technique to craft their work. Bruckmann's brushstrokes caress oil paint with an expert and familiar hand into the eternally complex landscape of the female figure, while Waterman's sculpture bends the liquid sheen of polished stone into impressions of rhythm and grace from the marine environment. Their work is beautiful, but its beauty is not confined to the surface. Instead, it wells up through the underlying layers of paint and stone, brush and chisel strokes revealing the more complex alchemy of their creative process.

Gar Waterman: "Humboldt Squid"

Meet artists, art patrons, neighbors and friends at Kehler Liddell Gallery, one of Connecticut's premiere retail arts venues, located in the heart of historic Westville Village. Cultural and culinary happenings during Bruckmann and Waterman's exhibit will include:

· Sat., Feb. 16, 4—6 p.m."Poetry and Chocolates." Samples of exquisite chocolates, generously provided by Chocopolgie, will accompany poetry recitations by SCSU faculty and MFA candidates.

· Sat., Mar. 2, 2—4 p.m. "Conspicuous Cocktails." An exotic drink-tasting event with restaurant 116 Crown's John Gianetti, CT's hottest mixologist.

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