By Janet Serra

Posted: 09/06/2017 16:12:59

The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents the opening of its show of art works in The Gallery @the SHS, "The Land We Love", an invitational exhibition and sale of landscape art in a variety of media running from September 16 through October 27, 2017.

Artists have been drawn to depict the world around them for millennia but it is only in the last two hundred years or so that nature, the physical landscape, painted in the open air, has been thought worthy by itself as the subject of a work of art. Delacroix said that art was nature filtered through a temperament.

For this show, artists were invited to submit their vision of the natural world in which we live. The Land that We Love features the work of area artists Basia Goldsmith, Norma Kimmel, Ellen Moon, Patty Mullins, Ray Olsen and Babs Perkins.

Artifacts from the SHS collection (including photographs from the CR Robinson Archive of landscapes around Sharon Gardens of Stone House) will be on display to complement the artwork.

An opening wine and hors d'oeuvres reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, September16 from 4:00 to 7:00PM. The opening will be held in conjunction with the Sharon Art Walk, during which the art exhibitions at Darren Winston Bookseller, Hotchkiss Library of Sharon and Sharon Town Hall will also be open to the public, along with the studios of several local artists.

All purchases at The Gallery @the SHS support the Sharon Historical Society & Museum's mission. The Gallery @the SHS is located at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, Route 41, Sharon, CT. The gallery and museum are open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday from 10-2 and by appointment. For more information and directions to The Gallery @the SHS, call (860) 364-5688. For additional information about the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, visit www.sharonhist.org

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