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Reception: 8th Annual International Women’s Day Art Show
March 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Celebrating International Women’s Day!
A collective women’s art show, on display for the month of March.
Featured Artists: Lorna Morris Cyr, Laina Pauker, and Maria Brower
Music by Zillawatt
Zillawatt is a three piece instrumental funk fusion band recently transplanted in central CT. The trio has been playing music together in different projects for over six years and is now bringing their unique blend of funk, soul, and jazz grooves to bear on the tri-state area. Zillawatt on Facebook
Blake Ford: Guitar
Nate Lawson: Drums
Connor Oyster: Bass
About Laina Pauker
Laina Pauker is currently based in New Haven, CT. This collection of work looks outward as well as inward to convey her own feminism. Going beyond simplistic notions of femininity, she uses deep colors and overlapping brush strokes, both gestural and intricate, to reflect the complexity of women as human beings. Incorporating the iconic purple tones of International Women’s Day into pattern, landscape, and portrait, Laina weaves the significance of this international initiative into her personal imagery.
About Lorna Morris Cyr
Lorna Morris Cyr as an artist has used many different mediums, but prefers working with oil paints. Her work has appeared in galleries from Maine to Florida. She has been a member of art leagues from Connecticut to Florida, serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Petersburg’s Art League as an active participate in mall shows.
Maria Brower is a young artist from Middletown who is talented beyond her years. She currently is the Lead Creative Designer for Oak and Velvet, a custom furniture & upholstery shop in Middletown. She uses a variety of mediums to create works of realism that are beautiful, insightful and amazingly detailed. Her gold “Tree of Hope” encaustic piece is on display at TBT. Maria was part of the Emerging Women’s Artists Showcase in previous years and was commissioned to paint a portrait of Sari. A. Rosenbaum, the founder of the Women and Girls Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County as a gift for their grant to Buttonwood for the program in 2014.