Friday, August 11, 2017

Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art

The Norwalk Historical Society has announced a new exhibit  set up in Town House on the Norwalk Historical Society's Mill House Historic Park that will be on display through July, 2018. This exhibition, Preserving and Observing is part of  the continuing celebration of Norwalk's heritage, and features 80+ pieces of art on paper highlighting the City's significant art collection. Mill Hill Historic Park is located on 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk.
Norwalk Harbor - Augustus Daggy

The exhibit curated by Sophia Gevas, is comprised of paintings and works on paper drawn from the four separate collections that comprise the Norwalk Collection: the City of Norwalk, the Lockwood family, the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The 80 plus  featured works created by artists who lived and worked in Norwalk is presented "Salon Style" in the recently restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill. The exhibit is a survey presented in groupings of Portraits, Still-lifes, Scenes of Working Life and Nature.  The art work on display captures significant aspects and insights about city life through the ages.

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