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'Spring Is In The Air' Exhibit Opens At Day Spa Gallery

Published: April 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

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During the opening reception for "Spring in the AIR" on April 8, Avance Day Spa Owner Melanie Allen, left, and AIR Fine Art Gallery Curator Rosemary Rau stand near hand painted bricks on sale for the Team Brick fundraiser to raise money for the C.H…
During the opening reception for "Spring in the AIR" on April 8, Avance Day Spa Owner Melanie Allen, left, and AIR Fine Art Gallery Curator Rosemary Rau stand near hand painted bricks on sale for the Team Brick fundraiser to raise money for the C.H. Booth Library. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Artist Ron Kopreski's "The Town Musicians of Epping" was one of the works of art on display at the opening reception. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Artist Ron Kopreski's "The Town Musicians of Epping" was one of the works of art on display at the opening reception. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Artist Michelle Williams Rosenthal's "Sunshire Daisies" was on display at The AIR Fine Art Gallery at Avance Day Spa on Church Hill Road for the "Spring is in the AIR" show. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Artist Michelle Williams Rosenthal's "Sunshire Daisies" was on display at The AIR Fine Art Gallery at Avance Day Spa on Church Hill Road for the "Spring is in the AIR" show. (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Jeanne Eleck's "Spring Spalshes I" on display on April 8 for the opening reception for "Spring is in the AIR." (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
Jeanne Eleck's "Spring Spalshes I" on display on April 8 for the opening reception for "Spring is in the AIR." (Bee Photo, Hallabeck)
The AIR Fine Art Gallery at Avance Day Spa on Church Hill Road was open for a reception on April 8 for its current show, "Spring is in the AIR."

As people milled about the space, gallery Curator Rosemary Rau and Avance Owner Melanie Allen mingled between visitors and artists.

Featured artists in the show are Jeanne Eleck, Donna Kindel, Ron Knor, Aline LaPointe, and Michelle Rosenthal. Wire sculptures by Renee Cotter are also on display.

The event also served as an introduction to a Team Brick fundraiser for C.H. Booth Library. As previously reported in The Newtown Bee, virgin bricks, hand painted by local artisans, were available for purchase at the event and throughout the exhibit, with all proceeds to benefit the town library.

Near the start of the April 8 reception, Ms Allen noted a "great turn out."

In one section of the day spa, Jim Allyn and son Nick performed live music while people mingled in the main entrance of the building.

The public is welcome to visit the AIR Gallery at the Avance Day Spa during regular spa business hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am to 8 pm; Wednesdays, 10 am to 6 pm; Fridays, 9 am to 6 pm; and Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm. The exhibition is scheduled to remain on view through May 20.

The spa is handicapped friendly. Call 203-270-8911 for additional information.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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