The Westport Arts Center will open its fall exhibit, "Home Sweet Home" on Friday, Sept. 20. The show will feature works in a variety of media that depict different interpretations and representations of home.
Last summer's juried members' exhibition with over 160 applicants, "Foodies," highlighted the best of the area's artists with 70 artworks that depicted the theme of food. This year, the Westport Arts Center has selected a theme sure to "hit home." Whether portrayed in a painting, photograph, sculpture, drawing, or video, the concept of home is both intimate and universal. It can be a state of mind and evoke a full spectrum of emotions, thoughts, memories, and images. Home is a theme that can vary greatly in interpretation, yet is of the utmost importance to all human beings, no matter where they are.
The exhibit will be juried by Jennifer Gross, chief curator and deputy director of Curatorial Affairs at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and previously the Seymour H. Knox Jr. curator of modern and contemporary art at Yale University Art Gallery.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. The reception is free and open to the public, and will feature a live DJ and refreshments.
For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org. The gallery is open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m..