Cultural Alliance of Western CT presents: "Imagings" works by Robert Crawford Public Reception on Friday, September 29 beginnning at 5:30 pm @287 Gallery and Meeting Place in Danbury
Magic realism is a genre of narrative fiction that expresses the real world while adding magical elements. Robert Crawford, an illustrator and fine artist living in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut, practices magic in the visual world.
On Friday, September 29th, a solo exhibition of his works, entitled "Imaginings", opens at the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut's @287 Gallery, 287 Main Street, Danbury, with a free reception to the public from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The event will also feature live music, nibbles from Pour Me Cafe, and prints for sale. For reservations, go to http://bit.ly/imaginings287gallery or call 203-798-0760 The @287 Gallery is open 10:00am to 4:00pm Thursday and Friday, 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. The exhibition, made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Savings Bank of Danbury, will be on view through the end of the year.
Robert Crawford's unique style is influenced by the regionalism of post World War Two artists like Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Some highlights in his career include recent work for Celestial Seasonings and The New York State Lottery. He loves to see his work around New York City and on products in the supermarket. His work for Bank of America featured a gigantic mural on three sides of a building facing the Kennedy Expressway where upwards of a half million people a day pass by.
He has been on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Robert recently finished his fifth children’s book, about Carl Sandburg, the American poet. A previous book, The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain, reached #1 on the regional bestseller list.
Robert's work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphics and Print. He was also honored by a commission to do six paintings for a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the German car maker, Volkswagen.
Major support for the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is provided by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The Cultural Alliance depends largely on community support for its programs and services. For information, to volunteer or to donate, call (203) 798 0760 or go to artswesternct.org
"Imagings," a solo exhibition featuring award-winning illustration by Robert Crawford, influenced by magic realism. September 29 to December 31. Thursday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, 11:00am to 3pm on Saturday. Public reception, September 29 at 5:30pm. to 8:30pm. FREE. Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, 287 Main Street, Danbury. (203)798-0760, artswesternct.org