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Gallery on the Green presents a Member Exhibition “Great Escapes” and 2 solo shows
June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery on the Green presents a Member Exhibition “Great Escapes” plus two other shows
Canton, CT – Friday, May 28th through Saturday, June 26th
Cost: Free – open to the public
As our long winter gives way, Canton Artists’ Guild members let their imaginations take off to bright and wondrous places in “Great Escapes.” Follow along to exotic and familiar destinations through paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography.
In an upstairs gallery David Holzman of Avon and Donna Namnoum of Canton are showing “Viral Conspiracy: An Exhibit of Collaborative Sculptural Ceramics made in Quarantine.” Having met in 1979 in a ceramics studio at Hartford Art School, they have followed each other’s work for decades. Namnoum has always worked three dimensionally in clay and Holzman’s work ranges from sculpture to painting and printmaking. Their process entailed texting, making drawings and photographing them, more texts, mysterious cartons dropped off on front stoops, long weeks of separate focus. Namnoum’s concentration on the exploration and evolution of pottery vessels and anthropomorphized forms meets Holzman’s stream of consciousness imagery.
Holzman studied at Hartford Art School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began to make wood relief carvings 30 years ago, while continuing his involvement with the woodcut novel format. His work was published in Art Spiegelman’s RAW comics anthology as well as Zero Zero from Seattle and he was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Namnoum received degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. Over the 40 years of making art Donna has exhibited throughout New England and nationally and is the recipient of numerous awards including grants from The Connecticut Commission on the Arts and The Greater Hartford Arts Council.
The second show upstairs is entitled, “Focus on Art.” It is an exhibition of work by students and staff of FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton. The Center is committed to helping children and young adults achieve their full potential, and art plays an important role in promoting their social and emotional skills.
The Gallery on the Green will be following the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. All visitors inside the gallery are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocol. Given the circumstances, the above protocol may change in accordance with CT State guidelines. There will be no opening reception.
The Gallery on the Green, established in 1960, is the longest continuously operating artists’ guild in Connecticut. It is housed in a schoolhouse (circa 1872). There are three spacious galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.