Date - January 12, 2019
4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Avenue
New Canaan, Connecticut, 06840
Join us for the Opening Reception with the jurors of the 39th Annual Photography Show at Carriage Barn Arts Center. This annual event is a good opportunity to join with the community to see the work of local photographers: amateur, student and professional. Jurors are Susan Carlson & Claartje van Dijk, International Center of Photography.
If you can attend, kindly RSVP by January 10. Suggested donation for non-members: $10
From the website: carriagebarn.org
Susan Carlson is an assistant curator at the International Center of Photography, where she has organized and co-organized exhibitions, including Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change (2017) and Winning The White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016). She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Cinema and Media Studies from Carleton College and an MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. Claartje van Dijk is assistant curator, collections at the International Center of Photography where she conducts research on the over 150,000 historical and contemporary photos and objects in the ICP Museum’s collection. Together with Susan, Claartje co-curated Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016) and she was a curator for Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change (2017), among other exhibitions. Currently, she is working on the ICP collections exhibition Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection, which opens in February 2019. Claartje studied art history and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, it offers an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since its founding in 1974, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. In early 2016, ICP will move its exhibition space to the Bowery in Manhattan. In this dynamic new location, it will continue to be a forum for dialogue about images and their role in society.
ABOUT CARRIAGE BARN ARTS CENTER
Home of New Canaan Society for the Arts
The New Canaan Society for the Arts (NCSA), a member-supported, non-profit cultural organization, was founded by a group of artists and art-lovers in 1895. Much as it is today, the organization’s goal was to encourage creative expression, celebrate artistic achievement, and enrich the community as a whole. The Society vanished for approximately 80 years until 1977, when a group of New Canaan residents banded together to re-establish the NCSA and create the Carriage Barn Arts Center for the public. Dedicated volunteers restored a charming 100-year old building on the grounds of the former Waveny Estate — and re-opened its doors to once again offer unique cultural experiences in an exceptional gallery space to the New Canaan community and beyond. Twenty years later, the Society was approached by the New Canaan Sculpture Group, a collaborative of Fairfield County artists, who offered to poor a cement floor in the basement and rent the space as an art studio where they have since convened weekly to study under a master sculptor and tend to their varying practices in a range of media.
Today the Carriage Barn Arts Center’s “Betty Barker Gallery” is home to eight premier art exhibitions annually, including four major juried events, as well as curated exhibitions featuring both members and invited artists. In 2011, the Barn launched an initiative designed to showcase the work of talented high school students annually — and every spring, the Barn sponsors “Art in the Windows,” which places art in retail shops in New Canaan for the enjoyment of pedestrians and shoppers. The Carriage Barn Arts Center is open September through June, Wednesday – Saturday, from 10 am – 3 pm and Sundays from 1 – 5 pm. Entrance to the gallery is free with a suggested donation of $3. All exhibitions are open to the public.
Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT