63rd Anniversary Exhibition and Solo Exhibit by Dave McCary

Gallery on the Green

Jul. 7, 2024 - Aug. 5, 2023

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, 06019


The Canton Artists’ Guild began in 1960 and has been continuously operating ever since, making it the longest running of any artist guild in Connecticut. The membership, which today draws on artists from 30 surrounding towns, is presenting work in celebration of this 63rd Anniversary.  Paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography are displayed in two large galleries of the circa 1872 former school house that is now Gallery on the Green.

Also on display is “Wildlife Through the Lens,” a captivating photography exhibit by Dave McCary that will take you on a journey through the natural world, showcasing the majestic beauty of large animals and the delicate grace of smaller birds. The first thing that will catch your eye are the stunning photographs of deer and bison. Each picture captures the raw power and natural elegance of these majestic creatures, allowing you to feel their presence in the room. Moving on, you will be drawn to the smaller birds in the exhibition. The photographs of birds in flight will leave you mesmerized by their graceful movements captured midair.

McCary is mostly self-taught.  He began making photographs in 1969 as Staff Photographer and Senior Photo Editor for his high school newspaper and high school and college yearbooks. He studied with various photographers including being accepted into The Arcanum, an online photography community using the Master/Apprentice model for photographic study. More recently he has studied photography at the University of Hartford Art School taking their Color Film Seminar. He is also an Elected Artist at the West Hartford Art League and has exhibited and won awards at the CT+6 shows.

The reception for both shows is Saturday, July 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm and will include refreshments. The show and reception are free, and the public is warmly invited.

The Gallery on the Green has 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.

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