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“Landscape Paintings and Forgery”
January 6 - February 5, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6 - 8pm
Features Original Museum Painting

Stamford, CT Oct. 21, 2016 – Inspired by a landscape painting from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s permanent collection, Loft Artists Association members will showcase an exhibition landscape work on view in the East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street from January 6 to February 5. “As curator of the Stamford Museum, I look forward to the openings at the Loft Artists’ studios. They are collaborative, fun evenings where people interested in fine art gather to share, learn and converse about the outcomes of the creative process.” - Kirsten Brophy SM&NC.

Midsummer, Montclair, NJ” c.1873 is a large oil on canvas landscape that was gifted to the Stamford Museum in 1971 by Harvey L. Rohde of New Canaan, CT. Originally attributed to George Inness (1825 –1894), a prominent American landscape painter, art historian and Innes expert Michael Quick has verified that the actual artist was Alexander Wust, (1837-1876) a Dutch-born landscape painter who painted in a style quite similar to Innes. Forged signatures and dates create faked paintings. Who benefits and who loses in the shady, even criminal world of art forgery? The painting will be on view and Curator Kirsten Brophy will tell the full story at the opening reception January 6 at 6 PM.

This show marks the third collaborative event between LAA and SM&NC. “Landscape Paintings and Forgery” is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission and parking are free. Handicapped access is available by appointment. For directions and more information call 203-247-2027.

Now in beginning its 39th year, the Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County’s visual arts community and introducing the general public to artists and their work. Their grassroots events attract thousands of visitors throughout the tri-state area and have been recognized by funding agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, corporate and private sponsors, the City of Stamford and by visitors who return year after year.

Sponsored in part by Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Laurel House Inc., Bob and Pat Phillips.

palace Theatre
LAA member's work at Café Teatro,
Stamford's Palace Theatre


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2016 East Gallery Schedule

Jan. 9–Feb. 7 “New Year New Artists New Art” Reception: Sat. Jan.8, 6–8pm

Feb. 13–Mar. 13 “Watching the Clock” All Member Exhibition Reception: Sat. Feb. 13, 4–6pm

Mar. 19–Apr. 3 Lisa Cuscuna, "A Fluid Palette” Reception: Thurs. Mar. 17, 6–8pm

Apr. 9–May 1 “John Singer Sargent” Member Figurative Exhibition
Reception: Fri. Apr. 8, 6–8pm

April 9 & 16 Free Public Drawing/Painting Figurative Workshops

May 7–June 12 Margot Bittenbender “Alice in Japan” Reception: Sat. May 7, 4–6pm

Closed Memorial Day Weekend

June 18–July 17 Ken Delmar "Fantastic Figures and Fascinating Faces"
Reception: Sat. June 18, 4–6pm

Closed July 4 Weekend

July 23–Aug. 28 “The Exquisite Corpse” All Member Exhibition Reception: Fri. July 22, 6–8pm

Closed Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 8–Oct. 2 Juried Exhibition Reception: Thurs. Sept. 8, 6–8pm

Oct. 7–Nov. 6 Paul Larson “Iconografix" Reception: Fri. Oct. 7, 6–8pm

Nov. 11-13 Annual Open Studios

Nov. 19–Dec. 18 Collaborative Exhibition with Laurel House Reception: Fri. Nov. 18, 6–8pm

2016 West Gallery Schedule

Jan. 9-Feb. 7 Deb Bohren, Rosa Colon, Princess Cureton, Lisa Cuscuna, Ken Delmar, Joe Dermody

May 7–June 12 Christa Forrest, Susan Frey, Maria Friscia, Ellen Gordon, Holly Harty and Lisa Hillman

Oct. 8–Nov. 8 Catherine Horan, Yuko Ike, Sholeh Janati, Clair Koch, Paul Larson, Philippa Lodado Suppa

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weekends