"ATTITUDES" A solo exhibition by BARBARA MATHIS
Sat. May 31st - Sun. June 29th
Opening Reception: Fri. June 6th, 6 - 9 pm
Loft Artist member Barbara Mathis describes her solo exhibition opening in the East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford: "These paintings were inspired by the fashion paintings done by Monet and Manet at a special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manet said: 'The latest fashion is absolutely necessary for painting. It's what matters most'. I decided that today's fashions are so diverse and certainly exemplify ATTITUDES of people. I started painting full size paintings of family, friends and people who I met just standing around yet who exuded ATTITUDE. To paraphrase Monet: 'I absolutely did not wish to make a portrait but simply a person of this time and era."
Saturdays from 10am to Noon for children 7-14 years old
June 28: Printmaking
July 12: Beading
July 19: Building with Recycled Materials
July 26: Self-Portraits
Aug. 2: Clay Workshop
Aug. 9: Landscape Painting
Aug. 16: Screenprinting
Aug. 23: Collage
Registration: Summer Workshops
The Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County’s visual arts community and exposing 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.
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4:30pm. Admission and parking are free. (A donation is suggested.) Handicapped access is available on Saturday and Sunday. For directions and more information, call 203-247-2027.
Sponsored in part by The City Arts Partnership Program Grant; David Martin, Mayor; The Connecticut Office of the Arts, Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Harbor Point,Laurel House, Safavieh Home Furnishing, Norwalk Vault Company, The Stamford Advocate, Robert and Patricia Phillips, Eileen H. Rosner, The Selkowitz Family Fund and Wagner Instruments.