Subject: Progressive Gallery Tour: RSVP for Stamford Galleries - Wed. Oct. 24, 6-8pm

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If you enjoyed our CULTIVATING COLLECTORS series, you are bound to be intrigued by our The Progressive Gallery Tour - a program designed to bring our members, collectors and the art-loving together, once a month, to discover the richness and variety of our commercial gallery members across the region. 

Each month from September forward, we will visit the next town - working from Greenwich to Shelton - to celebrate and explore the vitality and immense variety of artistic expression on display in our commercial member galleries. 

Join us as we continue our third season in Stamford, with a visit to two galleries, Wed. Oct. 24, 6-8pm: GR Art Gallery, and the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

We start at 1086 Long Ridge Road in North Stamford (just north of the Merritt Parkway) with the GR Art Gallery, where gallery owner George Pali will introduce our guests to his gallery and the current exhibition: a continuation of the Summer Time group show of works by Adriatik Baliaj, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Elizabeth Agresta Hasegawa, Yuko Ike, Arnold Kastenbaum, and George Pali himself. Of the artists, Adriatik Baliaj and Heidi Lewis Coleman will speak about their work.
We then drive to Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, 96 Bedford Street in downtown Stamford, where Mr. Alvarez will introduce his gallery and an important show by gallery artist Shelby Head. Shelby Head will be at the gallery and will discuss her important exhibit.

"An Infrastructure of Silence is a collection of works that confronts institutional racism in America and the interconnections among slavery, race, poverty, wealth, and segregation in the United States. As a citizen of this democracy and an artist with shameful ancestral roots in the institutions of slavery, I have a shared responsibility to help confront the divisive and persistent effects of institutionalized racism on all Americans."
"The wallpaper and frames used as media throughout the collection reference my family’s racist history and the historic nightmare alliance between policy, the law, the pulpit, and the press who joined forces in colonial America to deepen perceived differences between ‘the races’. Racism has a lamentable staying power and continues to be used as a potent political and psychological tool in America today. Throughout the exhibition, text is intertwined with the artwork. Using materials of association, each piece is a confrontation with racial disparities regarding wealth, housing, criminal justice and political power."
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