ARTISTS TALK: The Flinn Gallery - Of Art and Craft

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101 West Putnam Avenue

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ARTISTS TALK 5: The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library - Of Art and Craft

The Cultural Alliance continues its ARTISTS TALK series with its fifth event, in collaboration with the Greenwich Library's Flinn Gallery, recording the talks of three of the nine artists in the show, Of Art & Craft.

Of Art and Craft, curated by Leslee Asch and Barbara Richards, displays the work of nine artists who use glass, clay and fiber, substances traditionally considered “craft materials,” but here worked with such talent, imagination, and skill that the resulting pieces are unquestionably works of art.

The show features glass works by Kathleen Mulcahy, Josh Simpson, and Adam Waimon; clay sculptures from Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong , Susan Eisen, and Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, and fiber explorations by Emily Barletta, Norma Minkowitz, and Ellen Schiffman. All contribute to the rich variety represented in this exhibit as the artists perform a transformation and create memorable, eye-catching pieces.

Susan Eisen, Norma Minkowitz, and Ellen Schiffman were selected from the nine artists in the show to make these presentations as part of the Flinn's own ongoing Artists Talk series. We are delighted to be able to work with the Flinn to record these talks and include them as part of the Cultural Alliance's own Artists Talk series.

Please see the current archive of 20 artists' talks at bit.ly/CAFCArtistsTalk, recorded at the Westport Arts Center, 22 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, City Lights Gallery and Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

About the Flinn Gallery
The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education-oriented exhibition space that presents art in all mediums from a wide range of periods, visions and techniques. It is dedicated to presenting a diverse range of local, national and international artwork and related programs that visually and conceptually engage the public, collectors and artists in a mutually enriching cultural experience. The Gallery Committee, comprised of over 50 volunteers, curates and mounts six exhibitions a year from September through June. The Gallery attracts close to 10,000 visitors annually.

In 1928, a group of artists, some of whom were former members of the Cos Cob Art Colony, established an art gallery and moved their annual members’ exhibition to the Greenwich Library. In 1982, after the Library moved to its current site in 1960, it was officially named the Hurlbutt Gallery, in honor of the longtime Head Librarian Isabelle Hurlbutt. In 1999, a major addition to the library, designed by the renowned architect Cesar Pelli, established the gallery in its present location and the space was renamed Flinn Gallery in recognition of its benefactors, Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn.

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101 West Putnam Avenue

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Greenwich, CT 06830

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