For most residents and visitors to New Canaan, the town’s unique settings, landscapes and landmarks hold a special place in their hearts. Now is the chance to see a range of original artwork depicting and celebrating many of these familiar scenes, and an opportunity to “take home” a piece of New Canaan.
On Saturday, October 10, artists participated in “Capturing New Canaan,” organized by the Carriage Barn Arts Center and sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence. The sun was shining and artists brought easels, canvases or cameras to locations around New Canaan and worked “en plein air” sketching, painting or photographing at Waveny, Mead and Irwin Parks, downtown and other locations. The artwork will be exhibited and for sale at the Carriage Barn Arts Center from October 22-November 4.
This year’s exhibit also features a photography showcase of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail installations, created in partnership with the New Canaan Land Trust. Several images by photographer Elaine Lloyd will be exhibited in addition to sixteen images selected from 120 community submissions by adult and student photographers.
Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center said “This exhibit celebrates the long history of artists finding inspiration in New Canaan’s beauty. It’s exciting to see the artists at work, and the results of their different styles and techniques.” About 75 pieces of artwork will be exhibited and for sale in the gallery from Thursday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 4, and online at http://carriagebarn.org. A portion of all sales benefits the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat from 10am-3pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. Call 203-594-3638 for more information.