A Flora Centennial Exhibit Sept 20-Nov 2

September 6, 2014   //   exhibits, Flora centennial, Floraphiles, paintings

THE MISCHIEVOUS ART OF JIM FLORA
A Centennial Fine Art Retrospective, 1940-1975

detail, untitled tempera on paper, mid-1940s

We’ll celebrate the Flora centennial with a major fine art exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center, Norwalk CT, from September 20 – Nov 2, 2014. The exhibit, curated by Irwin Chusid, co-archivist of the Jim Flora collection, will feature dozens of rarely seen original paintings and a handful of new prints, most never previously exhibited. Flora and his wife Jane were members of the legendary Silvermine Guild of Artists, so this exhibit represents a homecoming of sorts.

untitled tempera on paper, early 1960s

There will be an opening reception on Friday, Sept 19, from 6-8pm. Come hoist a plastic “glass” of champagne in honor of the Mischievous Mr. Flora.

Depot Fire, tempera on paper, late 1960s

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