“The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water”
September 12 - October 19, 2014
The division of the world into four naturally occurring elements, from which all other matter is made, is attributed to Empedocles (c. 492-432 BC). This pre-Socratic philosopher and poet stated that the "earth, sea, air and the fiery aether of the heavenly bodies" were the basis of all that surrounds us. For centuries, humans used these elements to decode their world. There is no doubt about the importance of water, or the earth that we live upon, or the fire that warms us, or the air that we breathe.
Juror: Sophia Gevas, Director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University. Sophia was the director for 23 years and has curated over 100 striking and innovative exhibits. She has also developed the Sculpture Walk, University Art Collection and executed nine voluntary Percent for Art Programs in Connecticut. A Co-founder of the Stamford Loft Artists Association, Sophia is currently Director of Outreach Education at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Artists: Jackie Avellar, Lucienne Buckner, Donna Calligan, Heidi Coleman, Elaine Conner, Lisa Cuscuna, William De La Mare, Elysa M. Demartini, Roberta Dixon, Jadu Durrans, Louise Flax, Heide Follin, Susan Frey, Danielle Goldstein, Lorie Gurian, Kirsti Holtan, Benice Horowitz, Yuko Ike, Karen Johnson, Judith Lambertson, Gina Kingsley, Marcia Korotkin, Tina Link, Karen Neems, Wendi Ohlson, Chris Plaisted, Kathryn Poch, Elisabeth Pollaert, Laurette L. Rindlaub, Amy Schott, Andrea Scott, Marlow D.J. Shami, Alissa Siegal, Marlene Siff, Phyllis Sinrich, Victoria Sivigny, Kathryn Spata, Malu Tan, Robert Urichio, Amy Vensel, Pierrette Wagner, Leslie Ware, Kathleen Wrampe.
November show: "Paper and Stone" featuring works by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer. Opening reception Saturday November 8th from 4-6 PM.
The Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing artists with a supportive environment and opportunities to exhibit their work, while reaching out to the community at large with education and artistic expression, as well as collaborative projects.
HOURS: Sat. 2 - 7pm / Sun. Noon - 5pm 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.