Altars Shrines and Amulets - Traveling show curated by Gay Schempp

Curator’s Statement
The idea for a group exhibit created around the theme of Altars Shrines and Amulets grew from my interest in the intersection of art and the mysteries of life.  The human impulse to celebrate, memorialize and honor events in our lives by creating objects that act as spiritual reservoirs anchors us to that experience, person or belief. 
The eight professional artists chosen for this exhibition have previously worked in styles that embody the forms or formats of shrines or talismans and have brought to their work a unique expressiveness.  The range of media, content and mood in this collection offers the viewer a wide selection of responses to the call to create objects that link us to our inner selves, to each other and to other realms. 
Creating a thematic vision by means of the art of others has been a stimulating experience.  Each work in this show advances the theme with depth and breadth, immersing the viewer in a pool of ideas that are amplified by juxtapositions, sequential placements and cross gallery conversations. 

Hunt Library Gallery – August 25 through September 22, 2017
63 Main St, Falls Village, CT
Reception August 25, 5 – 7PM
Underground Gallery – October 13 through October 29
122 Main St., Lower Level, Collinsville, CT
Reception  October 13,  6-9PM
22 Haviland St. Gallery – November 4 through December 10
22 Haviland St., S. Norwalk, CT
Reception  November 4  4 -8PM
All receptions are open and free to the public



Fall shows

I wanted to let you know about new opportunities to view high quality art and fine crafts this Fall.  I'll be showing at the following locations, [all juried shows].  

Canton Artists Guild's Gallery on the Green   Oct. 14th - Nov. 12
Third Sunday openhouse at Whiting Mills  Oct. 16
City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, Erector Square [bld. 5] Oct. 29 - 30
Hartford Open Studios, [Colt Bldg.] Nov. 12 - 13
Cornwall Library Nov. 26 - Dec. 20
Annual Open Studios at Whiting Mills  Dec. 3-4

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