Opening Reception for Spectrum; Visual Rhythms at Carriage Barn Arts

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Avenue, New Canaan

All are welcome to attend the opening reception for the annual juried contemporary art show. * Meet the exhibiting artists and be among the first to see works selected by this year’s exhibition juror Sam Wilson, from KLAUS VON NICHTSSAGEND GALLERY * Sam will present the “best in show” award and honorable mentions at about 5:45pm * Enjoy live music performed by Bad Dog Buddy Refreshments courtesy of Litchfield Distillery / donations appreciated For more information

THE GOLDEN THREAD: A FIBER ART SHOW at The Seaport NYC

The Seaport 19 Fulton St, NYC

Now through May 12, 2024 BravinLee Programs is very pleased to present The Golden Thread: A Fiber Art Exhibition. The exhibition includes 61 artists and over a 100 artworks, including 10 site-specific installations 207 Front Street is 10,000 sq ft landmarked 4 story structure, erected in 1793, in the heart of the South Street Seaport located between Beekman and Fulton Streets. It is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Thanks to: Belle Harbour Capital llc and Seaport Associates Lp.   The New York Times, Hilarie Sheets,”Textile Artists Bring New Life to an 18th-Century Building” For more information Tuesday-Sunday: Hours: 12-7 Free and open to the public.

Alison Watt: INDEPENDENT NEW YORK at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan 19 East 64th Street, NYC

May 9 - June 28, 2024   Widely regarded as one of the leading painters working in the UK, Alison Watt won the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious annual award in 1987 while still a student at Glasgow School of Art. She subsequently became known for her figurative paintings, often female nudes, before beginning in the late 1990s to focus on depictions of fabric, which had previously acted as support or backdrop for her compositions. Rather than eliminate the figure, these paintings evoke the human body through its absence. Watt’s work has always been rooted in a deep engagement with the past, particularly the props and attributes of historical European painting and sculpture. Although the human figure is no longer explicit in Watt’s work, it is often implied. More recently, her work has focused on the relationship between the genres of still life and portraiture, exploring the possible narratives around everyday objects. For more information      

Elective Affinities at The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton

May 10 - June 11, 2024 Reception, Friday May 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Elective Affinities is a 19th century scientific term for the chemical attraction of certain substances to each other above others; it is the title of Johanne Wolfgang Goethe’s 1809 novel of human relationships directed by kindred feeling; and it is the title of a painting by surrealist painter Rene Magritte, of the poetry that resides in the disorienting juxtaposition of related objects. Elective Affinities, is a juried exhibition of works by regional artists, which includes painting, drawing, cyanotype, collage, print, and wall-hung sculpture, The exhibiting artists are Jennifer Avallone, Barbara Owen, Rosemary Cotnoir, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Keira Gonsalves, Will Holub, Jerry Weiss, Matthew Kreher, Margarita Maxson, Eleanor Miller, Joan Mullins, Yujuan Patnode, Cari Roaldset, Carmela Venti, Brooke Waldron, Vivian Zoe, Asha Aravind, Maya Bustamante, and Randall Paterson. Gallery Hours are Thursday-Sunday from 12-4:00 pm  For more information

DAVID DUNLOP- LIGHT FANTASTIC at Susan Powell Fine Art

Susan Powell Fine Art 679 Main Street, Madison

We are honored to present new works from this versatile and award-winning artist. There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 10, from 5-8 pm. Meet David and join us for hors d'oeuvres and wine.   David Dunlop’s solo show Light Fantastic offers a visually transformative experience in this exciting exhibition of 29 new and adventurous works. David is a master of luminosity. His use of multi-layered translucent glazes, reflective metal surfaces and bright underpainting result in paintings that appear to possess their own inner light. He paints on copper, galvanized steel, and brushed gold and silver laminated aluminum which give his work the radiance of Dutch and Italian Renaissance paintings. Historically, artists have quested for luminance, and like Dunlop, wanted their works to glow in their settings, whether it be daylight or candlelight.   David will give a talk and painting demonstration in the gallery garden on Saturday, May 11, from 2-3 pm.  David is well known for his lively and entertaining PBS series, Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, and has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please RSVP (203) 318-0616 as space is limited, and bring a lawn chair. For more information

STELLA EBNER: THE WORLD HAS NEED OF YOU at Cade Tomkins Projects: Providence

Cade Tomkins Projects 198 Hope St, Providence

MAY 11 - JUNE 29, 2024 We are pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Stella Ebner. This marks the second solo presentation of prints by Ebner with the gallery. Known for her lush watercolor monotype and woodcut prints, Ebner's point of view presents an increasingly intimate take on life in the everyday. The show’s title comes from a poem by Ellen Bass of the same name. In the poem, Bass asks us to examine and acknowledge that our lives and actions are important and can make a difference. As Stella explains, “I am creating a series of large-scale watercolor monotypes depicting contemporary moments and events that bring people together, from intimate moments to larger collective experiences: a 100th birthday celebration; meeting a new baby, swimming lessons at a community pool, a novel writing group, and a library story time.  Like the poem, with its emphasis on the gravity of small moments, these prints attempt to give weight and make visible these often-unacknowledged instances of quiet connection, of teaching, of learning, and of care. Some moments such as these reveal the bonds that connect us and help us overcome the rifts and cracks in our society that divide us.” For more information Open By Appointment:  (401) 751-4888  cade@cadetompkinsprojects.com  

Nothing, Then Everything: Power Boothe at Lyman Allyn

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

May 11 – August 4, 2024 Nothing, Then Everything brings together more than a dozen of Power Boothe’s large-scale abstract paintings in dialogue with his smaller canvases and works on paper, exploring the artist’s work and process. Using a grid structure as a starting point, Boothe engages color, line, shape, texture, and rhythm in his paintings, seeing each piece as a poetic event. This exhibition shows the shifts and the threads that run through Power Boothe’s artistic idiom over five decades of painting, with energetic, colorful, and bold canvases, as well as more quietly compelling ones. One section focuses on the artist’s drawings, showing framed works on paper as well as sketchbooks full of vivid compositions that visitors can see firsthand. For more information

CELEBRATIONS! at WESLEYAN POTTERS

Wesleyan Potters 350 South Main Street, Middletown

Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, June 16; All Day Spring, a time of rebirth and joyous celebration. As you emerge from your winter hibernation to embrace the new, stop by our gallery shop and enjoy our "Celebrations!" show. This show will highlight unique pieces created for entertaining and gathering in the home.  Whether you are looking for the perfect Mother's or Father's Day gift, a one-of-a-kind piece to brighten an upcoming wedding or graduation or simply would like to refresh your nest with a new spring look, we have lots of wonderful items to choose from. Stop by and see us while you are out and about. For more information  

Anna Kunz: Paintings to the Full Flower Moon at Alexander Berggruen NYC

Alexander Berggruen 1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 3, NYC

May 15-June 26, 2024 Alexander Berggruen is pleased to present Anna Kunz: Paintings to the Full Flower Moon. This exhibition will open Wednesday, May 15, 2024 with a 5-7 pm reception at the gallery (1018 Madison Avenue, Floor 3, New York, NY). Anna Kunz makes luminous, vibrant paintings with an emphasis on color, material, and process. Her practice thoughtfully considers the viewer’s experience, taking into account—with deep awareness and intentionality—how each work, each gesture, affects the exhibition space and, by extension, the viewer. Her new exhibition takes as its starting point the full moon of May, which the artist considers to be a time of new beginnings. Her father, a master gardener, often told her “everything depends on the moon.” For Kunz, this paternal reminder that all beings are interrelated is particularly significant during challenging times. Kunz’s new work responds to her sense of urgency surrounding the need for more communal spaces for collective contemplation and joy, as a balm against the current political climate in which we find ourselves. For more information Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm  

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts: Beyond the Figure

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

May 19, 2024 – September 1, 2024 The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the public opening on May 19, 2024 of Beyond the Figure: A Student and Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition at the Academy’s Chauncey-Stillman Gallery will be accompanied by a variety of public programming, beginning with a ticketed preview event & fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th at 4pm. This will feature guest speaker Lance Esplund, Art Critic for The Wall Street Journal, in conversation with Emily M. Weeks, Ph.D., Lyme Academy’s Principal Art Historian. Learn More

Noah Buchanan: Art Opening at Seven Bridges in Greenwich

Seven Bridges 111 N. Porchuck Rd., Greenwich

On May 23rd, Please join me for a reception at the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, CT as they welcome two of my large scale works, “Symphony” and “Jacob’s Ladder”, on long-term loan to their collection. In addition to my works, attendees will also be treated to the broader Seven Bridges Collection which boasts paintings from Odd Nerdrum, Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Bo Bartlett, Carl Dobsky, Cheryl Kelley, Vincent Desiderio, Adriana Rinaldi, Steven Assael, Karen Lamonte, William Beckman, Paul Fenniak, Daniel Greene, and many more ... not to mention their impressive glass collection including the work of Dale Chihuly. On May 23rd, there are 2 reception times to choose from: 2 - 4pm, and 6 - 8pm. Please RSVP to me to secure your invitation, and include how many will be in your party, and whether you will be arriving by car and requiring a parking space (there is limited parking available, so the RSVP is important). Attendees can also arrive by train to the Greenwich station, and travel by Uber to the Foundation (a 17-minute drive). For more information

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Art in the Garden

Ridgefield Guild of Artists 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield

May 18th to June 16th, 2024 It’s springtime, a time of daffodils, crocuses, new buds. The birds are back and singing. What better time to pair the colors of nature re-awakening with the vibrant colors of Art! Flower arrangements will accompany the works of art on the wall in an exhibition guaranteed to bring a new appreciation for what nature, and artists, can create.   Exhibition Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 12-4pm