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The Legacy of Silvermine: Artists, Art and Community

February 26 through April 9, 2017
IVA inspired panel discussion, Sunday, March 19, 2-4pm




As Silvermine Arts Center moves towards its 100th anniversary, the institution is taking a moment to reflect on and celebrate some of the current Guild members who helped to shape what Silvermine is today. With "The Legacy of Silvermine: Artists, Art, and Community," Silvermine introduces a new annual series honoring some of the lions of the Silvermine community. All were born in the first half of the twentieth century. Their work is known regionally, nationally and internationally. All of them found at Silvermine an artistic home that embraces new ideas and forms--and a community of artists from which to draw camaraderie, constructive criticism, and inspiration. Suites of work by some of Silvermine's most influential and accomplished artists will fill the Silvermine Galleries during The Legacy of Silvermine.

The 18 artists in this first Legacy Exhibition are: Linda Adato, Suzanne Benton, Rosamond Berg, Ann Chernow, Alberta Cifolelli, Carole Eisner, Arthur Guagliumi, Constance Kiermaier, Liana Moonie, Enid Munroe, Jens Risom, Lucy Sallick, Florence Seurig, Susan Sharp, Judith Steinberg, Marjorie Tomchuk, Bonnie Woit, and Jean Woodham.

Tthe Legacy Exhibition has been co-chaired by Guild artists Mindy Green and Karen Neems.

The Anonymous Donor Advised Fund, New Canaan Community Foundation, generously provided funding for the catalog and lecture scheduled for March 19, 2-4pm. Silvermine Arts Center is grateful to the Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, for contributing its oral history film on Jens Risom to the exhibition.