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Canton Gallery on the Green presents an “Open Juried Exhibition” and 1 solo show
October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gallery on the Green presents its 53rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition. This highly anticipated competition draws artists from all over Connecticut and beyond as they compete for $1500 in prizes. On display is fine art in a wide variety of styles, media and subject matter including painting, prints, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.
This year’s juror is Dr. Ricardo Reyes, currently the Gallery Director and Curator of Collections at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He previously served as the Edith Dale Monson Gallery Curator and Director at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Dr. Reyes also has a distinguished career as an artist and cultural theorist, with recent exhibits at the Filipino American Museum at the Ace Hotel Gallery in New York, Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts, and in Garten Studio in Berlin, Germany. He has a BA in Sculpture from UC Berkeley, an MFA in New Genres from UCLA, and a PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Previous prize funders have included Union Savings Bank, Collinsville Savings Society, Charles & Doris Currier Memorial Fund, Mitchell Auto Group, Mitchell Manchester Memorial, Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund, Inc., Nancy Cloutier Memorial, Peg Douglas Memorial Fund, A & J Quality Roofing, Jerry’s Artarama, Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, object|resonance, Neu/Haviland, Carrie Simon Memorial, Rita Q. Memorial and others.
Also on display is a solo show by Suzan Scott entitled, “summerfields.” During the isolation of the Covid lockdown, Scott intensified her focus on her immediate natural setting and produced paintings in which there is sharpened clarity and depth to sunlight, shadows, field and sky, giving them an accentuated abstract quality. “I found a rich abundance and diversity in the seeming sameness and simplicity offered each day.” Scott has been in numerous juried exhibitions and has had solo shows at Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, and many other locations. She has B.A. in Painting and Art History at CCSU.
An opening reception and awards presentation are tentatively scheduled (check website) for Saturday, October 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is warmly invited to attend this free reception.
Email address: CantonArtistsGuild@gmail.com