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The Maritime Garage Gallery Seeks Art Focusing on Expression Through Portraiture

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions of art from artists 18 and over for its next exhibit titled “DeFACEment: Through Artistic Eyes." The opening reception is April 30 and the show will run through July 10, 2020. The exhibit will be curated by Robert Abriola, the Maritime Garage Gallery's newly appointed curator and local Norwalk artist.

The Maritime Garage Gallery’s newest exhibit will feature expressive personality and portraiture art that depicts unique perspectives through the artists’ eyes. Artists are asked to search beyond the ordinary to develop compelling visuals, including both animate and inanimate forms that evoke thought, passion, as well as hardship, conflict, and spiritual freedom. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome.

A jury will determine the best among the entries to receive Best In Show as well as First and Second Runners Up. Artist Bob Abriola will be curating the exhibit. For guidelines and submissions, go to www.norwalkpark.org/callforart. Please email with any questions. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2020. 

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. The gallery is located at 11 North Water Street in the SoNo district of Norwalk. 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.

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