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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Two openings at Gallery on the Green in Canton weekend of Mar. 22-23

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Route 44, Canton, (860) 693-4102
Michelle Thomas: Small Wonders
Ruth Jacobson
Reception: Sat., Mar. 22, 6—9 p.m. Emerging Talent
Reception: Sun., Mar. 23, 2—5 p.m.
Mar. 21—Apr. 20, 2014.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

The Gallery on the Green in Canton will be presenting three new shows running from Mar. 21 through Apr 20.

Emerging Talent in the downstairs Founder’s Gallery features outstanding artwork done by regional high school juniors and seniors. The juror of this show is Noelle Croce, manager of Five-Points Gallery in Torrington. Students from high schools in Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, West Hartford, Simsbury, Farmington, Ethel Walker, The Master’s School, Miss Porter’s, Pathways Academy for Technology and Design and the Gilbert School will be participating in this show. The opening reception will be held on Sun., Mar. 23, from 2—5 p.m. Awards will be presented during the reception. A scholarship will be offered to a student in the exhibition whose work would qualify for admission to the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.

Michelle Thomas will be featured in the Spotlight Gallery with a show titled Small Wonders. Thomas focuses on the season of Spring as a time of renewal. She is inspired by images from nature, especially the butterfly. For her, the image of a butterfly represents transformation and renewal and is a symbol of hope. Her process for this show brings together different materials to create a transformative layering effect. She uses newspaper, tissue, watercolor and acrylic paint, graphite, pastel and ink to create a scaffold effect of moving in and through the elements. Her desire is to have you think about the process of creation, whether in art or in nature.

Michelle Thomas: "Butterfly 4"

Ruth Jacobson will be featured in the Upstairs Gallery. She describes her work as colors, energy and motion. Her goal is to capture depth and vibrancy by both layering colors and by placing them next to one another. "I want the viewer to see that light coming from within each person-to experience what I experience; the light, the vitality, the dignity in each of us and in all of nature."

The opening receptions for the Spotlight and Upstairs shows will be held on Sat., Mar. 22 from 6—9 p.m. and the public is warmly invited.

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