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New Canaan barns focus of gallery exhibit

Published 10:21 am, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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The deadline for entries for the juried exhibition "The Barn and Beyond" at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park is Sept. 9.

"The Barn and Beyond" will feature original work in all media and which has not been previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The theme of the show reflects the historical significance of the gallery space and celebrates the noteworthy collection of barns in New Canaan, and the beauty and relevance of these iconic structures throughout America.

A curated historical overview of the Carriage Barn and a visual photographic survey of barns in New Canaan will serve as an introduction to works by a diverse group of artists. In addition to representations of barns and elements associated with them, sculptures relating to the theme, such as animals, will be considered.

The space of the Carriage Barn Arts Center, which once housed carriages and horses for the Waveny estate, will become animated and reactivated through a vibrant selection of artwork, creating a vision of the barn as a physical reminder of the past and its adaptive reuse within contemporary culture.

A maximum of five works in any media per artist will be accepted for a nonrefundable fee of $20 for two pieces and $30 for up to five pieces for members of the New Canaan Society of the Arts and $35 for two pieces and $45 for up to five pieces for nonmembers.

Artists' memberships must be active through November in order to receive membership level entrance fee. If membership has expired, renewal before the entry deadline is encouraged. All artists are welcome to join as new members. Online entries are notified of the chosen work at the Carriage Barn Arts Center website.

Receiving days for the artworks are Oct. 5 and 6 from noon to 3 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An opening reception takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The exhibition will run through Saturday, Nov. 2.

The entry prospectus with specific information is available at www.carriagebarn.org or by calling 203-972-1895.