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61st Anniversary Exhibition
July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gallery on the Green presents the 61st Anniversary Exhibition and one other show
Canton, CT – Friday, July 9th through Saturday, August 7th
Cost: Free – open to the public
The Canton Artists’ Guild began in 1960 and has been continuously operating ever since, making it the longest running of any artists’ guild in Connecticut. The membership, which today draws on artists from 30 surrounding towns, is presenting work in celebration of this 61st Anniversary. Paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography are displayed in two large galleries of the circa 1872 former school house that is now Gallery on the Green.
In a third gallery is “Let’s Dance! A Dancer’s Imaginings,” a solo show by Jill Pasanen that is clearly rooted in her past career in her native England as a dancer, choreographer and dance educator. Her images resonate with the body positioning, movement and sensation of dance: “Sometimes, I focus on the complex linear relationships of choreography and sometimes on the translation of physical energy into visual form. I am loving this journey and I hope that this work captures it well.” Passanen started doing watercolor painting shortly after migrating to the US in 1992. Over several decades her painting style evolved into the prize-winning mixed media and collage of this exhibit. She won prizes at the West Hartford Art League, the Underground Gallery, the New Hartford Art League and Gallery on the Green. Her solo exhibits have been throughout Central Connecticut including Hartt Dance and Opera Center, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Magna Physical Therapy and TheaterWorks.
The Gallery on the Green continues to follow the State of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines. For this show, we suggest that visitors continue to wear a mask and show consideration on social distancing. Protocols are subject to change in accordance with state guidelines. There will be no opening reception.
The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible. Tel. 860-693-4102 / www.galleryonthegreen.org / e-mail: email@example.com.