About 6 miles separate two art openings this evening, meaning, with hustle, you just might be able to catch both.
In Stamford, the Mayor’s Gallery, located on the 10th floor of the Government Center, will host an opening reception for “Visions” an exhibition that features the work of Claudio Altesor, Benjamin Casiano, Rosa Colon, Eddie Nino and Sandra Rossini, who are members of Liber-Art, a one-year-old collective of artists who are looking to foster emerging artists, increase opportunities for display and bring multiple creative disciplines together for events throughout the region.
Rossini, a Stamford artist, offered her thoughts about the group in a recent email:
Creatively, it helps me think outside my comfort zone. I have my favorite style of painting and subjects, but the public exposure has inspired me to explore new methods and be more experimental. …. Professionally, as an artist, I have been able to look at the broader picture, meaning how my art will be viewed in 20-60 years from now. I have been able to recognize styles and change of in my work which have associated with life’s milestones, that has been fun.
When the group gets together for social events, Rossini said it is a time to meet fellow artists and offer them guidance and support. She also meets fellow art enthusiasts who are there for the same reason that she is: “the love of art.”
Rossini will be at the opening and intends to work with the group to keep the community informed on additional upcoming events.
As to the group’s future, she noted:
(I hope) that the building blocks we are setting for artists will someday become the backbone to an influential and positive art movement and channel, within a fast paced modern environment. Advances in technology are wonderful, but creativity is in the core of all individuals.
The reception will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p..m. The show itself will be on display through June 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Meanwhile, tonight marks the opening reception for ” Very Short Stories: Conceptual Illustration” at the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library. The show features the work of four artists, including Roz Chast, Leslie Giuliani (see “Playground 2, right), Marc Rosenthal and Jackie Welsh. The show will run through June 19.
The reception will run 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery, which is located on the second floor of the library. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Early next week will begin a series of artists’ talks associated with the exhibition, beginning with cartoonist and illustrator Roz Chast, Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium.