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Opening of Sherri Wolfgang Exhibit Draws Packed House To Housatonic Museum of Art

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Media Contact: Laura Roberts, 203-273-2218

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (June 19, 2017) Over 200 people turned out Thursday evening June 15th to attend the opening reception of Housatonic Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Sherri Wolfgang: SOLO.

In rich and vivid detail, the exhibition features the life-sized figurative works of two complete series: NICK.E.LO.DE.ON and Twisted. Working in oil, Wolfgang explores the beauty of the human body, and also provides a sneak peek of her newest series, American Pathos, which focuses on challenges faced by Millennials. The exhibition will remain on view through July 31, 2017.

The evening was a who’s who of Westport, with many visiting the museum for the first time. “I’m really happy with the turnout, said Sherri Wolfgang, who resides in Westport. “My studio is 600 square feet and I’ve never seen the NICK.E.LO.DE.ON series all at once, so when I came in it was a shock. The work together is very strong, and the gallery is fabulous with beautiful lighting and so much space.”

The NICK.E.LO.DE.ON series features twelve images of a single dancer in a variety of poses, each showcasing Wolfgang’s mastery in the depiction of movement and natural beauty. In stark contrast, her Twisted series examines the world of plastic surgery, each piece well crafted, but leaving the viewer feeling unsettled.

“These paintings appeal to art collectors and enthusiasts, not just because Sherri is a wonderful artist, but because the work has vibrancy, beauty and especially in the case of the Twisted series, a narrative,” said Robbin Zella, Executive Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in this area,” said Miggs Burroughs of Miggs B. Design of Westport. “This show is epic, classic, beautiful and studied; the artistry is stunning.”

Students and faculty of the Housatonic Museum of Art also attended the opening, including Dr. Paul Broadie II, Ph.D., President of the College. “This show is beautiful and extremely powerful. I’m truly pleased that our students are going to be exposed to it.”

About the Housatonic Museum of Art
The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org to learn more.

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