Silvermine welcomes new members

WAG has long featured the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, both in our print pages and here in WAG Weekly and on our site.

We’re happy to shine the spotlight again on the respected nonprofit arts organization, this time as more than 50 new members are being welcomed to Silvermine’s Guild of Artists this month.

Representing a diverse collection of work, these artists will be featured in the “New Member Exhibition” that opens Jan. 19 and continues through Feb. 15. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26.

Here’s how, in part, Silvermine is welcoming the latest members, who earn guild membership through a “selective peer jurying process” –

“The annual ‘New Members Exhibition’ always offers visitors an exciting opportunity to explore the vitality of contemporary art in a variety of media and styles by a remarkably diverse array of artists. In James Buxton’s sculptures, found objects are incorporated into bold visions that engage with issues of politics, ecology and race. Donna Namnoum’s surreal and colorful ceramics based on organic forms delight and mystify at the same time. Laura Pflug’s experimentations with acrylics and other media produce luminous, atmospheric paintings. Gregg Welz’s intricately configured works made of cut paper dazzle with nuances of color, texture and shadow.”

WAG extends congratulations to all the new members but can’t help but particularly recognize those whom we have written about before, including Russ Ritell of Cold Spring, Susan Stillman of White Plains and Jan Dilenschneider of Darien.

For more, visit silvermineart.org.

– Mary Shustack

 

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