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The Mayor’s Gallery presents: Erin Nazzaro: “The Vibrant Colors of Life”  Paintings of the American Southwest. May 2 – June 29, 2018

10th fl Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT

Open week days 9am – 4pm  Handicapped accessible and on site parking

Erin Nazzaro was born and raised in Connecticut and continues to live there. Her early work was done exclusively with graphite. She says, “Working in pencil I slowly learned to develop and refine my images. I learned to see.”

Erin’s evolution from drawing to painting began in the 1980’s. “Color was a new beginning…it changed everything.” Erin’s color sense is magnificent and her paintings are masterfully rendered in high color with incredible contrast.

Visits to the American Southwest and all of the Americas influenced her work. The vibrant images of the people, and the land on which they live and work piqued her color sensibility. “The swirling bright colors in these countries are so integrated into the landscapes, fabrics, dress and folk art. My work has been driven by this energy.”

A major element of Erin’s work is the common man and the simple, hard lives they live. She tries to convey their honesty and show their great dignity. Another important element of her work are the animals; horses, cattle, goats and chicken. She uses drips and drops and layer upon layer of color to express her belief in their majesty and to their importance to the land and the people that work the land around this world.

This is a not to be missed exhibit of an artist’s first hand account and tribute to the rich culture and people of our country’s magnificent Southwest.

Bevi  Bullwinkel has been accepted in the 28th annual Carriage Barn Arts Center Spectrum Exhibit

April 20- May 24th. Reception April 20, 4-6, 6-8

Bevi  Bullwinkel has won First Prize for Mixed Media in the Rowayton Arts Center “Abstraction” Exhibit.

April 8-29. Reception April 8, 4-6

Bevi  Bullwinkel has received the Hu Linsay Award for her first place painting Dancing. 

The Hu Linsay Award given in memory of Hu by his wife Marcia is for the best mixed medium piece in the RAC Abstraction exhibit.

 

Daniel Wade Barrett has two paintings juried into the Rowayton Art Center’s Spring Juried Show, opening March 4:  “Not This One” and “Because.”

Carmen Martin’s photograph “Glass Dog House” has been juried into The Carriage Barn Arts Center What’s Now/What’s New SPECTRUM Annual Contemporary Art Show.

Show runs April 20 – May 24, 2018.

Lee Walther has  mixed media assemblage table  “Free to Be Me” at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art New Haven Nasty Women Connecticut Collaboration, “ Silence Breakers”

Public Closing Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5 – 8 pm

Lee Walther exhibiting  photo diptych, “ “Germination/Transformation”  in the BRAG Ekphrasis 11: Poetry & Paint exhibit at the Fairfield University Book Store April 2 – 30

Reception and Poetry Reading  April 6, 6 – 8pm

Lee Walther’s  mixed media assemblage table “Transparency” and collage sculpture “ Busting Out”  have been Juried into The Carriage Barn Arts Center What’s Now/Whats New Annual Contemporary Art Show 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 20, 6-8pm  Artist Coffee: Saturday, april 28 from 10am -Noon  Closes: Thursday May 24, 2018

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