Al fresco art: Bruce Museum to host 37th annual Outdoor Arts Festival
About a dozen artists from Connecticut will be among the more than 85 artists selling their creative wares at the 37th annual Outdoor Arts Festival at the Bruce Museum.
The juried event, which lasts from Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 6 to 7, features photography, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, digital media, sculpture, mixed media, wood juried, with works coming from artists that hail from the West Coast, the Midwest and up and down the Eastern seaboard.
“This show is truly comprised of the who’s who of contemporary fine artists,” stated Sue Brown Gordon in a recent news release. Gordon, who has been the festival director for the past 25 years, has spent a year gathering the artists for this year’s event. “My travels take me across the country to seek out the very best to bring to Greenwich.”
Among Connecticut’s delegation is painters Chris Osborne of New Milford, Audrey Klotz of Weston, James Carter of Southbury, John Harris of Norwalk, Cheryl Davis of Canton, Linda Tenukas of Berlin, and Stephen Ray of Waterbury; photographers David Margolis of Stamford and Tom Kretsch of Westport; sculptors Drew Klotz of Weston and Peter Bowe of Stratford; and mixed media artist Tracy Hambley of Southbury
The artists will be on site to discuss their creative process, while their pieces will be for purchase. Children are welcome, with free art activities planned for the weekend.
Feel free to take a spin around the museum, too, as exhibitions will be open and ready for viewing, including “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” which recently opened.
Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 to 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 (free to museum members and those under 5). Parking at surrounding municipal lots. brucemuseum.org, 203-869-0376