July 23, 2019

Two New Shows on View at Maple & Main

 "Essences of Dreaming" by Rachel Carlson of Deep River

“Essences of Dreaming” by Rachel Carlson of Deep River

CHESTER – The Winter Exhibit and the first Annual Juried Show at Maple and Main Gallery in Chester open Wednesday, Jan. 27, with a gala reception Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Winter Exhibit, featuring newly created works from 40 Connecticut artists, fills the first floor of the gallery, while paintings by artists chosen for the juried show are displayed in the Joslow and Stone galleries on the lower level of Maple and Main.

The juror was noted artist Robert Noreika, who chose 85 works from hundreds of paintings that artists from Connecticut and surrounding states submitted for the new show. Visitors will be able to view a versatile selection of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, abstracts and highly original work in both shows.

Alan James will provide live music during the opening party on Jan. 30, and wine, appetizers and desserts will be served. Many of the artists represented in the juried and winter shows will be at the event.

Maple and Main’s two shows run through March 13 and the gallery, at One Maple Street in Chester, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maple and Main artists are also showing 31 selected works at the Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery at Middlesex Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook through March 18. That gallery is open during business hours every day.

More information about Maple and Main Gallery is on its website at mapleandmaingallery.com.