Be Mine

Gallery on the Green

Feb. 11, 2024 - Mar. 12, 2022

Dowd Ave
Canton, 06019
PHONE 860-693-4102

It’s love at first sight when the Canton Artists’ Guild members interpret and explore this show’s “Be Mine!” theme through sculpture, fiber art, print, drawing, painting, mixed media and photography. So come and join the love fest at the Gallery on the Green and find the perfect gift to express your amorous affection.

Also on display are two solo shows. “In the Stillness” by Stephanie Rogers features paintings that gently invite you to pause, relax and refresh. Her luminous landscapes capture the beauty of the Connecticut Valley and other idyllic spots throughout new England. This remarkably talented artist is largely self-trained: “I am passionate about art and I paint nearly every day. As of a few years ago, I had never drawn a picture or touched a paint brush. Fortunately for me, a woman from my yoga class offered me an ‘energy healing’ to ‘open up my creativity’. After a session with the her, I ran across some of my daughter’s old acrylics and I decided to give painting a try. I was immediately addicted and began my journey as an artist.” Rogers has widely exhibited her award-winning work in Connecticut.

Susan Bradley’s solo exhibit, “Family Album,” is her exploration of family memories both past and present. Bradley’s moody and evocative oil paintings express undercurrents of fear, uncertainty, and control as well as the joys of family. The composition is shaped by her drawings of live models and by old family photographs that triggered her mood and memories. “Isolation during the covid pandemic along with aging in general mark the beginning of these ongoing blasts from the past, bringing to light where I’ve been and where I’m going.“

Bradley earned a B.F.A. in Art Education and Printmaking and an M.F.A. in Painting. She has been an Art Educator at the Renbrook School, Cobb School Montessori and University of Hartford. Bradley has worked with a variety of mediums and techniques both two and three-dimensional.

While there is no opening reception for these exhibits, Bradley will be at the Gallery from 1-5:00 pm on Saturday, February 12 to meet and greet.

The Canton Artists’ Guild at the Gallery on the Green, the longest continuously-running artist guild in the state, has 3 separate galleries and hosts month-long exhibitions nine times a year. 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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