Art Galleries: The Watercolor Exhibition Opening at the Arts Center East Sunday | Life


VERNON – Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, will host the New England Watercolor Society’s biennial regional exhibition, Sunday through Sunday, October 31st.

The exhibition, judged and evaluated by the artist Anni Crouter, will show 66 watercolors from the six states of New England.

The New England Watercolor Society sponsors numerous shows each year. This will be the Watercolor Society’s first biennial hosted by a Connecticut gallery in more than a decade.

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free and all works can be purchased. Visitors must wear masks at all times in the building. Due to COVID-19, there will be no reception on site.

Images of the selected works of art will also be available online from Sunday at:

• Arts Center East is calling on artists for its Open & Shut Juried Multimedia Exhibit, which will take place December 2nd through 18th.

The closing date for entries is November 8th, the jury results will be announced on November 15th.

Arts Center East’s exhibitions are open to artists aged 18 and over. All works of art must be original and may not previously be shown in ACE-judged exhibits.

Arts of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, will host local contemporary landscape artist Blanche Serban in October.

There is a reception on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The gallery’s opening times are Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The exhibition “Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous” is on view in the Art Gallery of Eastern Connecticut State University until Friday, October 8th.

This is the first exhibition of the fall semester 2021 and features 14 Iranian-American artists whose mixed works explore the diasporic dualities of Iranian immigrants and question people’s perceptions of Iran.

The exhibition takes its name from a line in a poem by Simin Behbahani, an influential poet known as the “Lioness of Iran” for her passionate human rights defense and voice of dissent in Iran before and after the revolution. The poem is a response to the bloody Iran-Iraq war that ended in 1988 after eight years of conflict.

The Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Instructional Center at 306 High St. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends by appointment.


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