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'Home Sweet Home' Opens Friday At The Westport Arts Center

Juror Jennifer Gross (left) and WAC Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During, set up for the upcoming "Home Sweet Home" exhibit at the Westport Arts Center.
Juror Jennifer Gross (left) and WAC Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During, set up for the upcoming "Home Sweet Home" exhibit at the Westport Arts Center. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Westport Arts Center

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Arts Center is set to launch its fall exhibition,"Home Sweet Home," on Friday.

“Home Sweet Home” features works in painting, drawing, photography, installation, print, embroidery, and video, that explores the theme of “home sweet home,” according to a press release. The exhibit is juried by Jennifer Gross, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and previously the Seymour H. Knox Jr. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University Art Gallery.

“The phrase ‘Home Sweet Home’ evokes the American ideal of domestic security and the privileges it affords: autonomy, privacy, and peaceful habitation," Gross said in the release. "In selecting the artworks included in this exhibition, recognition has been given to those artists who effectively conjured aspects of the emotional and psychological resonance of this domain and the fruits of its privilege."

Gross added in the release that the concept is one of great importance.

"Home Sweet Home is the place we all long for at the end of a hard day or a long week and as represented in the works in this exhibition it is either a hope obtained or an unattainable paragon," she said in the release. "In either case, as exemplified here, it is clearly an inspiring model for images of human experiences of hope and longing, shared by artists who have looked toward its image through their own mind's eye.”

The opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Westport Arts Center.

“Out of nearly 200 submissions, Jennifer Gross carefully selected 47 artists to comprise a tight, thoughtful, and elegant exhibition.” said Helen Klisser During, Westport Arts Center Director of Visual Arts, in the release.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and is set to feature Bartaco, Matsu Sushi, and DJ Cimmy Dean on the deck, according to the release. The exhibition is sponsored by Gault Energy and Bernstein Global Wealth Management with support from Connecticut Office of the Arts.

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