The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) is presenting “Color In March,” a special exhibition of members’ works, at Newtown Municipal Center until March 29.
At least 100 paintings were expected for the show, done in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, prints, graphics and mixed media. All pieces are original and available for purchase, with partial proceeds of each sale to benefit the local artists’s group.
An opening reception will be held at the municipal center, 3 Primrose Street, on Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 4 pm. The public is invited, and many artists are expected to be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.
Also on Saturday, Frank Bruckmann will give a painting demonstration beginning at 12:30 in one of the municipal center’s meeting rooms.
Mr Bruckmann, who lives and paints in Westville Village in New Haven, often creates portraits, landscapes and still lifes.
After graduating from art school in the US, Mr Bruckmann spent several years in Paris and Madrid copying the masters in the great museums in Europe. While abroad he immersed himself in the local cultures, by learning their language and painting landscapes of the countryside and cityscapes.
Working as a model in Paris and painting throughout the city of lights, he developed further as an artist, resulting in several group shows and some one-person exhibitions in Paris and Spain. A brief visit to Connecticut in 1990 became a permanent relocation once Mr Bruckmann discovered painting material along the Connecticut shoreline.
Regular viewing hours for “Color in March” at Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm.
“Color in March” show chairs are Rosemary Rau (203-426-2226) and Roberta Shea (203-426-6812).