NORWALK, Conn. -- An opening celebration of the Norwalk Art Commission's new show at the Mayor's Gallery, "To the Lighthouse: Plein Air Artists of Sheffield Island," will take place on Tuesday, July 19.
The celebration includes a visit with Mayor Harry Rilling, from 6-6:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the opening. Light refreshments will be served.
"To the Lighthouse" artworks will be on display through the end of August. This show features work produced by members and friends of the St. Philip's Artists' Guild, also known as SPAG. SPAG is a group of artists and associates who share space in the historic Manice Lockwood Mansion, located on the grounds of St. Philip Church in Norwalk.
For the last four years, SPAG member Tony Mobilia has organized a June trip to Sheffield Island for a day of plein air art making. The group includes photographers, painters and mixed media artists, who spend the day making art outdoors or en plein air. SPAG artists in the Mayor's Gallery show include: Sherry Becker, Amy Bilden, Ralph DiMarco, Art Gerstein, Bruce Horan, Pat Jenkins, Anthony Mobilia, Helene Napolitano, Noreen R. Normand and Sergey Stepanenko.
A concurrent show of SPAG plein air artwork is also on display through the summer in the lighthouse on Sheffield Island. The Norwalk Seaport Association runs daily ferry rides to Sheffield Island during the summer. Click here for more information on the Norwalk Arts Commission.
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