Andrew Stillman’s cast resin female torso, Porscha, won “Best in Barn”.
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Kick off of the 36th Annual Members’ Art Show
It was a crisp afternoon, the Waveny House parking lot was full of cars and there was a hum emanating from the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Artists and art aficionados from New Canaan and as far as New York City filled the 1895 stone carriage barn for the 36th Annual Members’ Art Show hosted by Arianne Faber Kolb and Eleanor Flatow, the new Co-Directors, as well as their Board of Trustees.
Greeting attendees was the bold outdoor sculpture by Dan Bergfeld, titled, Leaf Screen. Wandering through the show exposed the viewer to a delightful variety of work representing a wide variety of styles, media and genres that complemented each other and represented a thriving, creative community of artists.
Some highlights included: local New Canaanite, Torrance York’s photograph titled N41º07.347’ W73º27.573’ 194ft. 10/20/12 #6588; a Norwalk artist, Isadora Machado-Lucuona’s prismacolor pencil on paper titled Fading into Immortality; well-known Donald Axelrod’s wood cut print, The Heavy Weight of Alzheimers; and Lubomir Tomaszewski’s wood and metal sculpture titled Finally Friday.
The prize for “Best in Barn” – sponsored by former board members Debra and Frank Haines – was presented by Flatow to Andrew Stillman, for his cast resin nude female sculpture. Its beautiful reflecting grey surface was inspired by the paint on his car. The morning after the opening reception, Andrew generously donated the cash award back to the Carriage Barn Arts Center to support a future children’s sculpture workshop.
Adding to the excitement, Kolb spoke about the upcoming season at The Carriage Barn Arts Center that will include six more shows: in October a thematic show entitled “The Barn and Beyond” – reintroducing the history of the Carriage Barn as well as highlighting the significance of barns in New Canaan and elsewhere; in November, a dynamic and interactive Kinetic Sculpture show; in January the 34th Annual Photography show; in March the New Canaan High School show; in April the 25th annual Spectrum show; and the year will end with a fascinating exhibition featuring Contemporary Cuban Art from a private collection.
The Carriage Barn Arts Center’s 36th Annual Members’ Show will be running until September 29th. Entrance to the gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10am.-3pm. and Sunday, 1-5pm. For further information please call the Carriage Barn Arts Center at 203.972.1895 or visit www.carriagebarn.org.