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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Event Date/Time

Jun 7, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current reflection of a slice of what is going on within the art community. A unifying theme among all the artwork is that of an intuitive, positive, human force—one that is authentic, smart, original, and inventive—and always with a warm beating heart.

Smith believes there is a heightened collective awareness that we share due to the immediate exchange of digital information among us. As Smith finds himself often sitting in front of his computer looking, watching, listening—and posting images of his own work along with the work of other artists he admires—he finds that in short bits of time he can view art from all over the globe. This exhibition is a snippet of that world for all to view in real time, in real space where the heart of the artist is ever present.

Participating artists

John Phillip Abbott, Joshua Abelow, Lisa Beck, Trudy Benson, Timothy Bergstrom, Michael Berryhill, Ross Bleckner, Todd Chilton, Steve DiBenedetto, Amy Feldman, Michelle Grabner, Joanne Greenbaum, Clare Grill, Adam Henry, Daniel Hesidence, Xylor Jane, Bill Komoski, Joshua Marsh, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo, Keith Mayerson, Douglas Melini, Tom Nozkowski, Carl Ostendarp, Ann Pibal, Josh Podoll, Lisa Sanditz, James Siena, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Alexander Ross, Julie Ryan, Jackie Saccoccio, Russell Tyler, Dan Walsh, Chuck Webster, Garth Weiser, Stanley Whitney, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz, Tamara Zahaykevic

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m.

Cost Free for Museum members, $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for Students
Location

The New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain , CT
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We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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