Holiday Pop-Up: Support Local Artists plus Two Solo Shows

Gallery on the Green

Nov. 18, 2024 - Dec. 17, 2022

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

Throughout the beautifully decorated first floor gallery are paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography selling for no more than $200.  The guild, the longest continuously operating in Connecticut, has a membership from over 30 area towns. Support local artists and find handcrafted gifts that are perfect for those on your holiday list or for yourself!  There is the added convenience of being able to take the pieces immediately at the time of purchase.

Two shows are in the upstairs galleries.  Leslie Landau presents “Atmospheric Shifts,” consisting of paintings “inspired by the ever-changing nuances of weather and time, and how in a moment, the landscape can be altered from our initial impression.”

Landau earned her BFA in printmaking/drawing from the Ohio State University and an MS in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University.  Her work is held in private collections throughout New England, New York, Ohio, Washington and California. She has been in exhibits at Mattatuck Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT Academy of Art, Silvermine Art Guild, Emerge Gallery and Five Points Gallery.

Canton residents John Rohlfing and Peggy Steinway have a combined exhibit of paintings and ceramics.  Rohlfing finds inspiration stemming from ceramic sculpture he made as an undergraduate student.  “I love the pieces freshness and spontaneity; the work takes me to a time and a place that is still in my heart when youthful inexperience and exuberance guided my art making.”  Steinway’s paintings and collages explore her family experiences and recent travel.  Global strife is also a significant theme.

Rohlfing, an internationally acclaimed artist, has ceramic sculpture at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  His large-scale public sculpture is at the Isador Wexler School in New Haven.  Steinway is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional fellowship and the Connecticut Commission of the Arts Individual Artist Grant.  A graduate of the N.Y. State College of Ceramics and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she recently retired from teaching art at The Gilbert School in Winsted.

An opening reception is on Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is warmly invited to attend this free reception.

The Gallery on the Green, established in 1960, is housed in a schoolhouse (circa 1872).  It 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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