New Century, New Eye unveiled Oct. 24

A new exhibition is set to open Oct. 24 at the Greenwich Historical Society to help celebrate the Greenwich Art Society’s 100th anniversary.

“New Century, New Eye” is the result of a partnership between the historical and the art societies to celebrate this centennial anniversary.

The Greenwich Art Society was established in 1912, and its first secretary was former Bush-Holley House resident and artist Elmer MacRae. To celebrate this, the Greenwich Historical Society will host a special exhibition that looks at the “Old House” with new eyes.

According to the historical society, the premise of the exhibit was to ask artists to create contemporary works inspired by Bush-Holley’s period rooms, gardens and artifacts, just as Mr. MacRae and his Cos Cob art colony contemporaries did a century ago. The results range widely in style and media and include works in paint, pastels, modeled clay and paper, as well as collage, fabric, embroidery thread and digital imagery.

The works will be displayed in the Vanderbilt Education Center and the Bush-Holley House from Oct. 24 through Nov. 18.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, there will be an opening reception that will be open to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The juried show was coordinated by the Greenwich Historical Society and by Greenwich Art Society Board Members Michelle Rudolph and Carol Nipomnich Dixon and assisted by co-chairs Kathryn Shorts and Valerie O’Halpin. Award judges were Leslee Asch, executive director Silvermine Arts Center; Angela Vecchio, artist and creative director, GNF Marketing; and Karen Frederick, Greenwich Historical Society curator and exhibitions coordinator.

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