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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Faculty Art Show at Silvermine opens next week

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
School of Art Faculty Exhibition
Aug. 20—Sept. 17, 2011.
Opening Reception: Thurs., Aug. 25, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

Press release

The annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will be on exhibit at the Silvermine Arts Center Sara Victoria Hall in New Canaan from Aug. 20 through Sept. 17. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thurs., Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Each year, the Silvermine School of Art showcases current works of the distinguished artist/teachers. The exhibition represents every style and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. Exciting new works by faculty members including Tom Brenner from Fairfield; Lisa Arnold, Martha Bloom, Jak Kovatch and Barbara Rothenberg from Westport; David Dunlop, Nash Hyon, Nancy McTague-Stock, Peter Rubino and Justin Weist from Wilton; Janice Mauro and Elyse Shapiro from Redding; Claire Watson Garcia (see image below) from Ridgefield; and Dean Fisher, Marta Kot and Josephine Robinson from Milford, will be featured. All artwork in the exhibit is available for sale.

In addition to being faculty members of Silvermine, many of these talented artists have achieved success in other areas. William Nathans (from New Fairfield) and Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal (a resident of Bridgeport) were finalists in the 2011 International Portrait Competition for the Portrait Society of America. Villarreal was awarded the Grand Prize and Will received an exceptional merit prize. Susan Halls of East Hampton, MA published her first book this summer Figures and Animals in Clay. Come enjoy the work of these accomplished artist/teachers.



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