Fine Art and Flowers

Gallery on the Green

May. 25, 2024 - Jun. 24, 2018

5 Canton Green Road, 5 Canton Green Road on the corner of Dowd Ave and Rt#44
Canton, 06019
PHONE 860.693.4102

Gallery on the Green presents the “Fine Art and Flowers” Members Show and solo exhibits by Stanwyck Cromwell and Richard Alan Cohen

“Fine Art and Flowers” includes floral arrangements created by members of the Cherry Brook Garden Club and the Gallery on the Green. Come see how the complementary positioning of art and plants enhances and enlivens the downstairs gallery space. For view and sale are prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, collages and fiber art by the juried membership of the gallery.

Stanwyck Cromwell’s solo show, “Looking Back-Moving Forward: Retrospective II”, is comprised of new work that fuses ideas from past and present. This Guyanese-born artist finds inspiration from his cross-cultural experiences. Guyanese folklore and traditions are an abiding influence: “The yellows of lemons, and bananas, are different, so are the oranges found in sunsets, versus tangerines. The subtle colors reflected in the tropical landscape, its animal life and inhabitants, are revisited in my art.” He uses a palette knife to create layers of richly textured color surface. Cromwell is adjunct professor at Capital Community College, has an MFA from the University of Hartford and has exhibited extensively in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

“Along the Waterline,” the solo exhibit by photographer Richard Alan Cohen is the product of a two-year project. The images are entrancing abstract compositions with a beauty that defies their origin in wear and waste. The waterline for Cohen is “an artificial horizon that floats between air and water that is often worn and encrusted with the evidence of the past seasons. In these images of boat hulls sitting on cradles in boatyards, I have imagined landscapes encoded by that residue.” A second category of images is “Overboard.” Many of these were shot in boatyards along the Connecticut coast and provide a striking record of the dumping of concentrated impurities before they are diluted by the sea. After graduating from Bowdoin College with a major in science and art, he went to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and had a career in medical science. Photography is now a full-time pursuit.

The opening reception for all three shows is Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00-9:00 pm. Cromwell is presenting an artist’s talk on Saturday, June 9th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The reception including refreshments is free, and the public is warmly invited.

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