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EAA Late Summer 2019 Open Exhibition

August 24, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Essex Art Association’s Late Summer 2019 Open Exhibition – “The Space Between”

The last exhibit of the Essex Art Association’s gallery season is an Open Exhibition and welcomes all area artists to submit up to two pieces of artwork for display. Open exhibits offer an exciting mix of creative works for the public’s viewing pleasure. The show is juried for awards only, with the EAA distributing $1500 in eight categories. Also, one artist will be awarded a solo exhibit in the EAA Gantner Gallery during the 2020 gallery season.

The opening reception is Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6-8 pm. The show runs from August 24 – September 14.

Visit the gallery on 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT from 1-5 pm daily, closed Tuesdays. For more information, visit essexartassociation.com or call 860-767-8996.

Exhibition chair, Tony Donovan, describes the exhibit theme with a wordplay: The space between atoms – the space between stars, the space between you and me – the space between them and us. Artists are encouraged to enter work that reflects the theme, adding a unifying feel to the show.

The EAA Gantner Gallery exhibit “In Love with Paper and Paint” will feature the artwork of Anne Coffey.

Although Anne grew up in the Midwest, she spent her adult life in Connecticut, where she taught math and computer programming to high school students. During the last ten years, she’s been able to indulge her lifelong love of creating art. Initially painting in watercolor, Anne loved the surprises created in that medium. Then, a mentor introduced her to collage, and using her hand-painted papers; she found her medium!

Anne says, “Creating art is a form of meditation. I can lose myself for hours in my studio, listening to soft music in the background, or bird noises from my garden, a cup of tea nearby and tons of beautiful papers to select from, papers that I’ve created. I’m relaxed and excited at the same time, nothing in my mind but the colors, the feel of the papers and pencils in my hands. No worries.

“I make a sketch of the idea I have for my collage, drawing simple shapes. I love not being too realistic. I might pick a soft green for the sky because why not? From then on, the collage evolves usually ending up differently from my initial sketch. I think my love for math and art have come together in collage…neat, precise, yet messy at times!” www.annecoffey.com

The exhibition juror, Venezuelan-American artist Corina S. Alvarezdelugo, was born in Valencia, Venezuela. She studied at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford and had formal art training with Venezuelan painter and sculptor Luis Alvarez de Lugo. Corina earned a BFA with

Honors and Distinction from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven while raising her three children. She is currently a low-residency MFA grad school student at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. www.justcorina.com


August 24, 2019
September 14, 2019
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