The Stamford Art Association presents exhibition of collages by Susan McHale and Dana McHale, Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone

 The Stamford Art Association presents: 1918 Another Pandemic/Almanac Collages: Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone

An exhibition of collages by Susan McHale and Dana McHale

September 4th – 26th Saturdays and Sundays only from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM or by appointment
The Stamford Art Association is pleased to present, in person, “1918 / 2020 COLLAGES : Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone”, an exhibition of collages by members Susan McHale and Dana McHale, of Greenwich, CT. For Susan and her daughter Dana it started with the discovery of a load of old Farmer's Almanacs and daguerreotypes at a flea market in Maine. Susan and Dana had been making collages throughout the Covid 19 2020-21 shut downs and isolation for fun and entertainment. They started to make collages with the theme of The 1918 Pandemic, but with modern twists. It was a way for them to filter out the bad and bring in the fresh air, using images to bring together history and creativity.
The Farmer's Almanac became a way of imagining the past for them. “We tried to imagine the day to day lives of people during the period and to empathize with them.  Some images are from our own or family photos, others from Google, but repurposed or changed, cut and pasted, painted over and recycled. Making collages helped us through the darkest days of the pandemic.” according to Susan McHale. 
The exhibition can be view in person on Saturdays and Sundays from September 4th – 26th from noon to 3:00 PM at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery. For appointments at other times please call 203-912-6570. The Townhouse Gallery is located at 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901. To view the exhibition digitally

Dana McHale is a graduate of Greenwich High School and has over the past 6 years attended Silvermine School of Art.  She has been making jewelry and selling her work through the Holiday Shows at Silvermine New Canaan, CT and The Mew Greenwich where she is a volunteer. Most recently Dana had collage works online at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Past shows also include The Stamford Art Association, The Art Society of Old Greenwich, and The Greenwich Arts Council. 

Susan McHale, Dana's mom, has been exhibiting locally, also at The Silvermine School of Art Student Exhibits. She has been a member of various Art Societies: Ridgefield Guild, Rowayton Art Center, and The Arts to the Avenue Shows through The Greenwich Arts Council. She graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and attended both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The Royal College of Art in London extension courses. Susan has worked as a Graphic Designer and is a past employee of The Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library, CT.

Now in it’s 50th year established in 1971 in a circa 1874 historical townhouse*, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. We host an international exhibit, the Faber Birren Color Award Show, and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford and the Kuriansky Foundation and generous donations from individual artists and friends.

Since its inception, the SAA continues to serve the community and has grown to include students from Fairfield County High Schools with an annual exhibition. The SAA gallery is used to exhibit local and national works, providing a richness that is reflected in the variety of mediums and backgrounds of the ever changing association. The gallery is open free to the general public.

*Due to the historical nature of the Townhouse Gallery, visitors and artists should be advised that some physical access may be limited.

Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery
39 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901


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