60th Anniversary Exhibition

Gallery on the Green

Jul. 31, 2024 - Aug. 30, 2020

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, 06019
PHONE (860) 693-4102


The Gallery on the Green is very please to reopen with a combined 60th Anniversary Exhibition and Pop-Up Show. Come see newly created fine art works from the 100+ members of our artist guild. Two large galleries host the exhibition, and Richard Allan Cohen’s solo show, “Climate Falls,” can be seen in in a third gallery. The shows combine to provide a stunning array of paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. As a Pop-Up show, items can be taken at the time of purchase.
The images in his solo show, according to Cohen, “are part of my effort to reinterpret the reality I find when I discover a place of natural beauty. I think of making them as opening a door to a separate, improved world. The title, Climate Falls, refers to not only the waterfalls in these pictures. It also implies the magnified perspective of the images as well as the real potential of the serious consequences that threaten our world by changes in climate. To suggest the impermanence of the environment and therefore its vulnerability, I have introduced stellar nebulae obtained from NASA, stormy clouds, or smoke into these images to truly set them apart from what we normally experience. Making these imaginary landscapes gives me a way to envision a better future for the landscape that I see.”

Cohen grew up in Portland, Maine, and attended Bowdoin College where he co-majored in art and science. Having always maintained an avid interest in art, he has now transitioned from a 40-year career in cardiovascular research to being a full-time fine art photographer living in northwest Connecticut. Cohen has exhibited his photographs in numerous solo and group shows at venues including 555 Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, the Griffin Museum of Photography, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Kingman Gallery, Sohn Fine Art and Five Points Gallery.

The Gallery on the Green will be following the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines. All visitors inside the gallery are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocol. Given the circumstances, the above protocol may change in accordance with CT State guidelines. There will be no opening reception.

The Gallery on the Green, established in 1960, is the longest continuously operating artists’ guild in Connecticut. It is housed in a schoolhouse (circa 1872). There are three spacious galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Hours are Friday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. The main floor gallery is handicapped accessible. Tel. 860-693-4102 / www.galleryonthegreen.org / e-mail: [email protected].

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