Through Our Eyes: A Celebration Of Local Black Artists

Through Our Eyes: A Celebration Of Local Black Artists

Show dates: Monday, January 17 – Friday, February 18, 2022

Please note: due to the spike in COVID cases regionally, the opening reception is canceled. We will plan another event before the show’s end. Watch for announcements.

Location:
Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main St.
Stratford, CT 06615
Directions

Gallery hours:
(Call to be sure the room is not in use for Sterling House activities – 203-378-2606)
Monday through Thursday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Prospectus

In honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday, Arts Alliance of Stratford and Sterling House will celebrate the creativity of local Black artists.

With Sterling House’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day, upcoming Black History month, and with a firm belief that Black Art Matters, we invited Black artists in Fairfield and New Haven Counties to submit artwork for this show.


Show Curator

Willie Scaife, show curatorWillie Scaife is a fine art painter specializing in abstract art and multimedia and is an active member of Arts Alliance of Stratford. Willie is a New Jersey native, but landed in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut where he studied business at the University of Bridgeport. He also has a degree in interior design which he applies to his designs for mid-century furniture and creates content for clothing featuring his paintings Incorporated on the fabric.

Willie works with acrylic on canvas as well as alcohol and acrylic inks on synthetic paper. His art does not attempt to represent external reality. Instead, he chooses to achieve its effects by using color, shapes and forms to capture the energy of color through his creative process of fluidity and symbolism. Colors flow, meet and mingle, creating pattern and texture driven by patience, and natural forces within the environment he creates in. The flow is in synch with the actions of water within pigment.

Willie’s interest in art is life long, having started in elementary school where he painted his first murals. His paintings and designs have been bought, viewed, and displayed in many private homes and businesses throughout The United States and beyond.

Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning, and his past art educators all inspired Willie’s creations and paintings.


Submission Guidelines

  • If your work has been accepted, drop off your piece(s) on Saturday, January 15 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.
  • Drop off location:
    Arts Alliance of Stratford Gallery at
    Sterling House Community Center
    2283 Main St.
    Stratford, CT 06615

Pick up work after the show

At the show’s conclusion, work must be picked up on Saturday, February 19 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:
Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main St.
Stratford, CT 06615

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