Art show exhibits Staying power
Published 5:55 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015
More than 60 art lovers showed up recently for the opening reception of Staying Put's first art exhibition.
The show featured the works of 20 members of Staying Put and included paintings, photography, sculpture, needlepoint and carved wooden bowls. The artists' ages ranged from 70 to 95 and the group includes several award winners and elected members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, each of whom exhibited two works. The exhibition was curated by four Staying Put artists: Marjorie Tomchuk, Rosamund Berg, Gloria Major-Brown and Antoinette Vardamis.
The first work to be sold was "Venice Reflection," a print with photo collage on embossed handmade paper by Tomchuk, one of the Silvermine artists.
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The exhibition took place in a large space adjacent to the Staying Put office at 59 Pine St., but has moved to the New Canaan Inn, where it will be on display through May 22. A tea reception is planned at the Inn on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.