A collection of places where art inspires and lives in each of us. Whether wandering a gallery or sitting on your front porch, art is there if you look closely. Let this inspire you to look a little longer at the beauty and awe in the everyday-ness of life.
September 10, 2012
Sept. Art Across the State
Lots of art, lots of artists - there are 3 openings this thursday alone!!
by Jo McGinnis
Maple and Main Gallery will celebrate its
second anniversary with a special opening of its newest show.
The anniversary exhibit will feature over 220
new works by the 33 artists and three guest artists represented by the gallery.
Housed in a restored late 1700s ship’s
chandlery, Maple and Main is located at 1 Maple Street in Chester.The exhibit will be on display through
Free. Clothesline art exhibit and sale under the tent. Art Sale in Saltbox Gallery. Opening of exhibit by Olof Aspelin, CT+6 Best of Show winner in the Clubhouse Gallery. Live Music from Sedgwick Duo and Calypso Caliente | Face painting
prize wheel. Faculty demonstrations. Kids art corner. Community mural.Sidewalk chalk competition. Dance with the Asian Performing arts and Ballet Theater Company. Picnic on the lawn.
Plus: Psychic readings - $20 for 20 minutes. Food available for purchase from the Urban Gourmet, Soup 'r Samich and the Cupcake Brake.
Charter Oak Cultural Center Presents Gallery Opening for Exhibition, “The Reason for Reason” by Painter Beena Azeem
Charter Oak Cultural Center presents “The Reason for Reason” an exhibition of recent paintingsby Beena Azeem. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 13 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm,with an artist’s talk at 7:00pm.The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through October 12.
Beena Azeem ’s large scale figurative paintings work focus on symbolism. Each painting explores symbolic imagery acquired through media and personal life experiences. Her imagery is comprised oftheatrical presentations devoid of information other than the actual figures themselves. Symbols of varying social or political significance such as head coverings and bondage are also injected. The artist’sreflections metaphorically explore the idea of attributes of people, as well as the multiplicity of figures in a society. This play on optics illustrates the resulting confusion or distortion that occurs when perspectives shift. For more information, please visit our website atwww.charteroakcenter.orgor become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CharterOakCulturalCenter).