Subject: Progressive Gallery Tour Returns: RSVP for Five Greenwich Galleries on Sat. Sept 15, 2-5pm.

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The PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR returns!

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 launch our third season in Greenwich, with a visit to five galleries, Sat. Sept. 15, 2-5pm: C. Parker Gallery, SM Home Gallery, Gilles Clement Gallery, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, and The Drawing Room Gallery.

We start at 409 Greenwich Avenue at C. Parker Gallery, where gallery owner Tiffany Benincasa will introduce our guests to her gallery and the current exhibition of paintings by Silvermine Guild artist Marilyn Clements.
A short walk takes us to Sandra Morgan Interiors and a group exhibition, her Fall Collection, in the SM Home Gallery. Founded in 2006 as a division of Sandra Morgan Interiors, SM Home Gallery represents award winning regional and national established and emerging artists. Sandra will introduce herself and her store, and speak to the impact that original artwork can have on the interior design process. Sandra will introduce Katie Ré Scheidt, one of the painters in Sandra's Fall Collection, who will speak about her paintings. Katie is an abstract expressionist living in Roxbury, CT, whose use of bold color and uninhibited brushwork contribute to her energetic body of work.
Driving to Isabella Garrucho Fine Art at 40 West Putnam Ave., we will hear Isabella Garrucho speak about her gallery and the range of work she shows, before introducing the work of Won Lee, whose recent sculptures (above) are the subject of Isabella's current exhibition. Lee is a Korean-born sculptor, working in Toronto but frequently traveling to China or Mexico to cast his bronze figures. Beginning as a figurative painter, he moved into sculpture in the last decade, offering a forceful interplay with the plasticity of the medium.
A short walk to 45 East Putnam Ave. takes us to the Gilles Clement Gallery currently showing a group exhibition of cutting-edge Contemporary, Pop, and Street Art by Curtis Cutshaw, David Datuna, Robert Mars, and Kathleen Wilke. Gallery Director Dianne Niklaus will be on hand to talk about the gallery, and artist Robert Mars will be present to talk about his work in the show. See above examples of Mars' mixed media work, celebrating the icons of the 1950’s and 60’s - unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities, such as Monroe, Taylor, Dean, Hepburn and Presley - with a rich color palette and tongue-in-cheek attitude.
We then drive to 220 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, where Kenleigh and Michael Larock, successful design consultants, have created The Drawing Rooma Design Boutique, Fine Art Gallery and high-end Café. Michael will talk about the evolution of the gallery and their plans for its future. On display, on its last day before closing, is the richly rewarding exhibition of modern-day "old master" painter David DunlopRhythmic Transitions.  Dunlop's luminous paintings draw from Renaissance techniques and contemporary science and here he shows his fascination with the science and mystery of water and the life it contains. A popular teacher at Silvermine Arts Center, David is host and writer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, now in its second series. Also at hand, to preview the next Drawing Room exhibition will be artist Neil Powell.
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