The Mayor’s Gallery presents “Jean Benoit’s Journey”: oil paintings inspired by cultural and equine imagery from January 10 – March 3, 2023
Artists’ reception Thursday, January 12th 5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Stamford Mayor’s Gallery presents “Jean Benoit’s Journey”: oil paintings inspired by cultural and equine imagery is the first exhibition of 2023 at The Mayor’s Gallery of Stamford. The exhibition runs from January 10th thru March 3rd2023. The artist’s reception is scheduled for January 12th, from 5:30-7:30 PM where the public is invited to meet the artist.
Originally from Haiti, local artist Jean Benoit's love affair with the arts began at an early age when he was exposed to many different art forms including folklore, ballet, jazz, traditional local arts and even comic books. While attending primary school in Port-Au-Prince he’d stare out the window while getting lost in the majestic beauty of the mountains in the country side and draw. At the age of 12 he emigrated to the United States where he would be exposed to varied cultural diversity and contemporary ideas that set forth his artistic journey. A self-taught artist, he has devoted himself to a lifetime study of the arts. His creative endeavors are labors of love. He draws inspiration from all aspects of the universe. Mr. Benoit resides in Stamford, CT and maintains a studio at the Saint Philips Artists' Guild in Norwalk, CT. He is a board member of the Stamford Art Association.
The Mayor’s Gallery is located on the 10th floor of Stamford’s Government Center. The City of Stamford Mayor's Gallery gives area artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in this space. There are six exhibitions annually featuring emerging and professional artists.
10th floor Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT
parking on site, handicap accessible