The Crossings Exhibition
Hygienic Art Galleries
Mar. 25, 2017, 07:00 pm
The Crossing Annual Juried Exhibition will be the Hygienic Art Gallery’s twelfth year of its juried art show. The original concept of “crossing the bridge” is an attempt to get people “Out for Art.” In Southeastern Connecticut everyone’s excuse for not getting out to local events many times comes back to the bridge and possibly the rivers that divide our towns. This exhibition is an attempt to get people to cross the bridge literally as well as to motivate artists to become involved on our side of the river. It is a regional show with over 100 artists submitting artwork to be considered.
The Crossing Juried Exhibition is not a theme based show it is open to all themes and we hope to receive artists best and most recent work. It is also an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges to get involved with the exciting things happening at the Hygienic Art Galleries and in downtown New London. Every year we have a different juror. Every Juror looks for different things so it is always interesting to see what makes the cut.
This year, The Crossing will be juried by Mark McKee! Mark is adjunct professor of art at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT and an adjunct professor of art history at Mitchell College, New London, CT. As an advocate for the arts, McKee has served on many arts boards of directors including, the San Diego Art Institute, the Latin Network for the Visual Arts and presently serves on the board of the Griffis Arts Center, International Artist Residency Program in New London, Connecticut and his works are in national, corporate and university collections.
The opening reception will be Saturday, March 25 from 7—10. There will be cash prizes for selected best pieces. The show will run through Saturday, April 22.