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Alexey von Schlippe Gallery-Summer Exhibition

Friday, June 12, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Avery Point Campus
Branford House, 2nd Floor

We would like to announce our upcoming Summer Exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, located in the Branford House Mansion, on UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT. The exhibition runs from June 6th through Saturday, July 18th There will be an Opening Reception, Fri., June 12th 6-8 PM.

The June 12th Reception is open to the public and will feature live music with the Bill Morrison & Kent Hewitt Jazz Duo

The AvS Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring the outstanding work of these four national Artists:

Harriet Moore Ballard of Stonington, CT, exhibits a series of her stunning paintings entitled Random Structure. She explains: “The contrasts that I seek in my art - the opposites that I like are spatial, which I find when I combine random spaces with structured space, such as a formal grid pattern with a spontaneous splotch of paint. I also like contrasts in imagery such as mixing abstract marks with recognizable forms. I start a painting with a drawing, a large shape, or a fragment. Then I respond to it. After that, there are no expectations of what might happen.”

Alida Ferrari of Mystic, CT, creates beautiful monotypes, her newest works using a unique encaustic monotype process. Her elegant images become rich garden/water worlds of lush nature and one can enter into a world where you can take a deep satisfying breath of the earth’s freshness.

Jeanne Heifetz of Brooklyn, NY, exhibits her Geometry of Hope series where “delicate strands of glass cast the shadows that reduce the work’s surface image to pure line.” Her process in this series “derives from traditional textile practice, reinterpreted in non-traditional industrial materials: stainless steel, glass, and wire. The linear structures draw on the random geometry of cultivated fields, Korean bojagi cloth, and the cracked-ice motif of traditional Chinese woodwork. Michael McLaughlin of Torrington, CT, exhibits his captivating bronze sculptures. Michael’s work has been described as “narratives that show us the harmony found in nature”. He creates unique interpretations of animals and other natural forms in a way that is both refreshing, very creative and intriguing.

Gallery Hours are Wed. – Sun., noon to 4PM *Members and students are Free, Non- Members $3.


Julia Pavone,, 860-405-9052

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