The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery summer exhibit features the many faces of nature. The exhibit, entitled “A Reverence For Nature,” will run from June 13 through September 28, 2018. There will be an opening reception with artists in attendance on June 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the gallery. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space, 11 North Water Street in Norwalk, CT.
Reverence is defined as a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe, veneration. The pieces in “Reverence for Nature” reflect the artists’ admiration of nature or the environment in a multitude of ways. Exhibiting artists include Eric Chiang, Westport; Grace Kaplan, White Plains; Judith Bacal, Norwalk; Joanie Landau, Fairfield; and Carol Battin, Stamford. Nadia Martinez is the curator of the exhibition.
“Aristotle said, ‘In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.’ In the 35 pieces of artwork that have been selected for this exhibition, each artist has found a way to express that,” says Martinez. “From the smallest and most intricate things to the most magnificent views, this exhibition shows the vast wealth of nature’s inspiration in a variety of visual forms. Some are capturing Nature’s beauty and power and others are an awareness of our relationship with it.”
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. It is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 203- 831-9063, or visit www.norwalkpark.org/public-art.