'Fragments' and 'Deer Crossing' on view at ArtPlace
Published 4:45 pm, Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Work by two women artists -- one from Fairfield and the other from Norwalk -- will be on display during March at the ArtPlace Gallery in Fairfield.
An opening reception is set for March 5 from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring live music.
There also will be another opportunity to meet Newbold and Collins and ask them questions at "Eat, Walk, Talk," a lunch program in the gallery at noon March 12. Both free events are open to the public.
Newbold is an award-winning mixed-media artist who has exhibited, taught and studied in the United States and abroad.
She received her BA in studio art from Principia College in Illinois and an MFA in visual art from Vermont College. She is also a graduate of the post-baccalaureate program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Newbold's work has been featured in exhibitions and juried art shows, including the Maryland Institute and College of Art Gallery in Rochefort, France, Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan and Studio 53 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
For her collection on display at ArtPlace, titled "Fragments," Newbold was inspired by fragments of patterns in nature and architecture.
For the last 18 years, Collins has taught art at several schools, including Hurlbutt Elementary and Weston Intermediate Schools in Weston, Whitby School in Greenwich, Holy Family School in Fairfield and Taipei American School in Taiwan.
For her collection on display at ArtPlace, titled "Deer Crossings," Collins was inspired by deer in the state -- their beauty and the problems that they can cause.