Word Art Show

Gallery on the Green

Mar. 20, 2024 - Apr. 19, 2015

5 Canton Green Road
Canton, Connecticut 6019


The Gallery on the Green in Canton presents the eagerly awaited Word Art Show in the Founders Gallery. In the fall of 2003, the Canton Artists’ Guild and the Writer’s Asylum joined forces to present the very first Word-Art Show at Gallery on the Green. Since then, this exciting and thought provoking show has become a popular biennial event. The concept of the show is to explore the synergy between writing and the visual arts. Writers and artists collaborate with each other, and the visual artist creates a work of art in their choice of medium that is inspired by the written work. This Main Gallery show is curated by Kent McCoy and may also include paintings or sculpture that incorporate letters or text in the piece. As part of the show, there is an evening of readings on 4/11 from 7:00 – 9:00. This is a unique exhibit that you will not want to miss.

There are also 2 galleries upstairs with solo exhibits. In the larger, Upstairs Gallery is an exhibit by Beth and Tony Reynolds titled: “The Brush…. and The Lens ” recent work by Beth and Tony Reynolds. Beth is a long time member and teacher at the West Hartford Art League, a member of the CT Watercolor Society and also teaches art at a Montessori school in Farmington. She has had numerous local solo shows and her work is in private collections in the US and England. Her main inspiration is the beach. Tony is a freelance photographer with a photographic art degree from London University whose works have been published in the US, UK and Europe. He is always looking for that ” decisive moment “… when the camera records the vision that tells the story. Locally, he shoots for Seasons Magazines and around New England for corporate and private clients.

Sharon Dougherty has a solo exhibit in the smaller Spotlight Gallery entitled “In the Roar of Rust and Diesel”. Sharon says “old abandoned amusement parks fascinate me. There’s something intriguing about the rusty patina on discarded, misshapen items. Their faded hues, distorted shapes and anomalies reveal, even as they obscure, memories of another time. Coney Island has become my stroke of expression and ride to salvation.”

Please join us for the gala opening reception for all 3 shows on Saturday, March 21st from 6:00-9:00 pm with refreshments and a chance to meet many of the artists. The reception is free and open to the public

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