Holiday Pop-Up/Support Local Artists

Gallery on the Green

Nov. 19, 2024 - Dec. 18, 2021

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

On exhibit at Gallery on the Green is “Holiday Pop-Up/Support Local Artists” plus solo shows by Renée and Patrick Hughes and by Patty Weise.

Canton, CT –  Friday, November 19th through Sunday, December 18th 

Cost:  Free – open to the public

No supply chain problems at Gallery on the Green!  At the exhibit, “Holiday Pop-Up/Support Local Artists,” shelves and walls are filled with paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography — all cash and carry and $200 or less.  Decorate your home and find gifts that reflect the abundant artistry, craftsmanship and imagination of artists from the over 30 Connecticut towns represented in the Canton Artists’ Guild.

There are also two other exhibits. The first is “Our Current Practice” featuring paintings and monotype prints by Renée Hughes and paintings by Patrick Hughes.  Renée Hughes’ mixed media abstract paintings at times suggest landscapes and show a joy and confidence in the use of line, shape, color, composition and technique. “My paintings develop much the same way my prints do. I work on several paintings at once, my process is an intuitive one, and I begin each print or painting with a vision and experimentation but no expectations!”  Patrick’s abstract paintings are powerful and bold. Patrick graduated from CCSU with a degree in Art Education, and he has been painting for many years.

Renée Hughes has participated in national and international exhibitions.  In Connecticut her work has been at the Slater Museum, The Mystic Museum, The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and The New Britain Museum of American Art.  Renée and Patrick both had work on display at the Gallery of 20th Century Art, a part of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Patty Weise has a solo show entitled, “Interior Life: Recent Gouache Paintings.” .  The paintings focus on everyday domestic routines, some including plastic bags and gloves that capture the anxiety of our times. Weise finds “enjoyment in bringing order, even harmony, to a random arrangement of objects, shapes and colors…. On another level, the objects depicted — teakettles, dishes, pots and pans, cups and glasses — can be seen as stand-ins for the deep human connections made in conversation in the kitchen.”  She has exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury,  the Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven.  Weise is an adjunct professor in art at Central Connecticut State University and Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

The Gallery on the Green will continue to follow Connecticut’s COVID-19 recommended precautions and requests that all visitors inside the gallery wear a mask and observe social distancing protocol.

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 / / e-mail: [email protected].

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