SPECIAL EXHIBITION ~ ENDWORKS: OUT OF DARKNESS Featured

Post by In ArtsWestern News On 29 April 2017

CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT'S 

@287 GALLERY & MEETING PLACE

CONTINUES ITS 4TH SEASON WITH SPECIAL EXHIBITION, "ENDWORKS: OUT OF DARKNESS", FEATURING 14 VISUAL ARTISTS

 SAVINGS BANK OF DANBURY AWARDS $2,500 IN SUPPORT

 Art gives voice to and increases awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault  - Engage and move the conversation forward…

Photo above (L. to R.): Andrea Gartner, Vice President, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Martin G. Morgado, President & CEO, Savings Bank of Danbury, Lisa Scails, Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has announced that @287 Gallery & Meeting Place will open a challenging and ambitious show as it continues its 4th season of exhibitions in its space at 287 Main Street, Danbury. Entitled "Endworks: Out of Darkness" and assembled by guest curators, New Fairfield artists Mary Lou and Robert Alberetti, the show represents a meaningful collaboration between the Cultural Alliance and the Women's Center of Greater Danbury.  Opening on Friday, May 19th, with a free reception to the public from 5:30pm to 8:00pm (for reservations, go to http://bit.ly/endworks2017), "Endworks" will run through Friday, August 4th. 

The relationship between artist and audience is distinctive. "Endworks"is an artist-led encounter between those whose lives have been touched by domestic violence and sexual assault, and those who have not. This exhibit explores these issues and what they mean to the artist personally and perhaps for the nation-at-large. It also seeks to create common ground, to explore these topics more fully, and to inspire truth and hope. "Endworks" is intended to grow into an annual offering at @287 Gallery and Meeting Place, becoming an ongoing catalyst for a deeper, extended community dialogue. 

Fourteen artists will be represented in the exhibition. They are: Chiara Alberetti Milott (Brooklyn, NY), Katie Bassett (Bethel, CT), Jane Bennett (Patterson, NY), Karen Bonanno (Woodbury, CT), Jane Capellaro (Hudson Valley, NY), Polly Castor (Bethel, CT), Sylvia Hierro (Sherman, CT), Siovhan Hutcherson (Danbury, CT), Megan Marden (Danbury, CT), Toni Miraldi (Newtown, CT), Amy Morken-Flynn (Brooklyn, NY), Stephanie Safarik (Bethel, CT), Peter Schachter (Danbury, CT), and Tracy Van Buskirk (Newtown, CT).        

ABOUT GUEST CURATORS: MARY LOU AND ROBERT ALBERETTI

Mary Lou Alberetti, a studio artist and professor emerita from Southern Connecticut State University, has a 40 year background in the arts and has worked with numerous art consultants and galleries. Her works are found in civic, private and corporate collections including HBO World Headquarters in New York City and the Mint Museum of Art and Design, in Charlotte, NC. Her work is found in Sculpting Clay by Leon Nigrosh, Sculptural Ceramics by Peter King, 100 Artists of  New England by Ashley Rooney, and at www.guild.com

Robert Alberetti, began his teaching career in 1963 at Western Connecticut State College where he retired in 2003 as full professor. He was chairperson of the Art Department for six years in the late 70's. In addition to post-graduate work at New York University, he earned his Master of Fine Arts in painting at Arizona State University.  Robert has an extensive one-person and group exhibition record both nationally and internationally. He has shown at the Panama Museum of Art, the De Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Pentagon (Washington D.C.), the Aldrich Museum of Art (Ridgefield, CT) and the Mattatuck Museum, (Waterbury, CT).  For three summers he taught at the Ciafiordi School of Art in Pietralunga, Italy and previously at the Southern Connecticut State University summer program in Urbino, Italy.

The @287 Gallery & Meeting Place is open 10:00am to 4:00pm Thursday and Friday, 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut depends largely on community support for its programs and services.  Contact Lisa Scails to volunteer or to donate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information,  call (203) 798 0760 or visit www.artswesternct.org

Major support provided by the Connecticut Office of the Arts

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