In a themed exhibition guild members respond to the challenge of creating art that is Out of the Blue in its many shades of meaning: facing something entirely unforeseen, the release from woes to laughter or beauty, deliberately working with a suitably reduced color palette….or something else that equally tweaks the imagination. Come delight in the resulting sculpture, fiber, prints, drawings, paintings, mixed media and photographs from a membership that consists of over 100 juried artisans from one of Connecticut's oldest artists’ guilds.
Drawing from over three decades of nature scene photography, Janine M. Kearns presents her solo exhibition entitled, Treat the Earth Gently. Kearns states that “the collection includes macro views of nature’s most delicate expressions as well as some deeply personal moments when the air was filled with spirit.” She first learned black and white film photography and darkroom work at then Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey), before going on to study at Rutgers University. She completed a communications degree which included courses in photography and graphic design. While her professional career went in a different direction, photography has ever since remained her passion and private pursuit.
In The Faces of Freedom, Walter Schuppe’s aims “to preserve some personal histories and create awareness of the sacrifices that military personnel make for the civilian population.” The project combines his black and white photographic portraits of male and female war veterans with a brief bio about the individual’s service and life before and after the military. Schuppe has been forwarding the photos and bios of World War II veterans to The National World War II Museum for them to preserve in their archives and he aspires to accumulate a collection appropriate to offer to schools, colleges, civic organizations, libraries, etc.
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 or closing reception.