Maxwell Shepherd Memorial

Gallery on the Green

Apr. 24, 2024 - May. 24, 2015

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, Connecticut 6019

The Main Founders Gallery hosts the annual Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by the internationally acclaimed artist Peter Waite entitled “IN/TRANSITIVE”.

Peter Waite’s representational paintings, often created on a large scale, capture architectural subjects that embody public sentiment or ideological concerns. A recurrent theme, which the artist calls “Personal/Social Memory” is seen in all of these works. With the human figure purposely absent, Peter’s paintings envelop and invite viewers to consider their initial perception of the subject. Within the past ten years, he has also produced astonishing three-dimensional pieces, described by the artist as “personally liberating wacky fetish/sculpture/object/things” that defy the traditions of sculpture.

Over the past 25 years Peter Waite has had solo exhibitions in several prestigious museums and galleries and his works are held in many public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Wadsworth Athenaeum of Art (Hartford).

The artist is scheduled to give an informal gallery talk on Sunday, May 3rd at 3PM. The exhibit is curated by Walter Kendra, Prof. Emeritus and former Gallery Director at Central CT State University, and Mark Snyder, Associate Professor at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

Two additional solo shows are being exhibited in the 2 galleries on the 2nd floor – “The Florence Five” with 5 artists and “Limbo” by Diane Wright.

The Upstairs Gallery hosts the Florence Five featuring the work of five area artists: Kent McCoy, Walter Kendra, Rowena Okie, Jane Hoben, and David Owen. In February 2014 the Florence Five were drawn to Florence and Venice to spend time together and to soak in the inspiration of traveling with fellow artists. The work of the Florence Five represents a variety of media: printmaking, pencil, photography, and oil, and in styles unique to each artist.

The Spotlight Gallery features Diane Wright’s show “Limbo”. Diane is a mixed media assemblage artist and uses elements of collage as well as re-purposed objects and fabric. Most of the work incorporates imagery and references to myths and sometimes culturally taboo topics.

Please join us for the gala opening reception for all shows on Saturday, April 25thfrom 6:00-9:00 pm with refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.

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 9 month-long exhibitions each 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. 860-693-4102 / / e-mail: [email protected]

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