Subject: Wrap Up Stop For the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County's Progressive Gallery Tour ☛ BrownGrotta Arts in Wilton, May 4

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
APRIL 26, 2016
Jennifer Bangser, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
(203) 256-2329
Jennifer@CulturalAllianceFC.org
BrownGrotta Arts, in Wilton, hosts the last stop on the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County's 2015-16 PROGRESSIVE GALLERY TOUR on Wednesday, May 4th.
(Norwalk, CT) The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) is pleased to announce that the final stop on their Progressive Gallery Tour of Coastal Fairfield County is happening on Wednesday evening, May 4th, at BrownGrotta Arts, located in Wilton at 276 Ridgefield Road (Rte 33 at the corner of Drum Hill Road), from 4 - 6pm.

The CAFC Progressive Gallery tour stop at BrownGrotta Arts coincides with the gallery’s once-a year "Art in the Barn" exhibition. This year’s theme is Artboom: Celebrating Artists Mid-Century, Mid-Career. The exhibit will run from April 30 - May 8, 2016. Artboom features artists born near the center of the last century, between 1946 and 1964. They are Baby Boomers; the youngest of whom recently turned 50, and the oldest of whom have been creating art for more than 50 years.

BrownGrotta owners, Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown, have asked these artists to submit a work that is reflective; work that tells us where they’ve come from or where they hope to go; work that illustrates influences, roads not taken or thoughts of legacy. As an example, Jin-sook So’s recent bowl-themed series made of electro-plated steel mesh is inspired by her mother, a Buddhist, who blessed a bowl of water each morning.Grethe Wittrock’s work metaphorically aligns the experiences of her sea-faring ancestors with those of migrating birds, referencing their shared reliance on the natural elements for survival. 

The CAFC Gallery Tour has visited a different commercial gallery member of the Cultural Alliance each month since last September, opening with the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich. The tour progressed through Stamford (Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery), New Canaan (Heather Gaudio Fine Art), Norwalk (Leclerc Contemporary Gallery), Southport (Southport Galleries), Westport (Nylen Gallery at Picture This) and on to Bridgeport last month at the Framemakers Picture Framing And Art Gallery.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County's mission is to support cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy. The Alliance's event website, FCBuzz, has become the "go to" spot for arts & cultural happenings across the county.

For more information, please visit www.CulturalAllianceFC.org or call (203) 256-2329. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is located in the Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Media Contact: Jennifer Bangser, Director Marketing and Public Relations:
Jennifer@CulturalAllianceFC.org or (203) 256-2320
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