Westport Arts Center Honors Artist Susan Malloy For 90th Birthday

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The Westport Arts Center will celebrate local artist Suan Malloy's 90th birthday with a special exhibit in March. Malloy, left, has been an artist for several decades and will hold a special meet the artist event on March 11. Photo Credit: Courtesy Westport Arts Center

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Arts Center will celebrate local artist Suan Malloy's 90th birthday with a special exhibit in March. 

The center will present "Susan Malloy: In The Studio," an exhibition dedicated to the Westport artist with an opening reception March 1. The exhibit will feature 38 artworks, selected by Ian Berry, Dayton Director, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.

"It is an honor to work with Susan Malloy and Westport Art Center on this exhibition to celebrate Susan's milestone birthday,” said Berry. “There is no better way to celebrate an artist then to bring their work together in an exhibition so all can see works across several decades combined with new paintings made this past year. All of us at the Tang Museum and Skidmore College toast Susan's great accomplishments as an artist and friend of so many."

Malloy has continued to paint and draw wherever she has lived and she has exhibited in several juried group shows throughout New England, including the Westport Arts Center’s last 3 group shows, Home Sweet Home, Foodies, and Love: In The Eye of the Beholder. She has had 11 solo exhibitions at established institutions such as Skidmore College, University of Bridgeport, Greenwich Arts Center, and Harvard University Divinity School.

“Susan is remarkable for many things: her vitality, curiosity, generosity, responsibility to her local communities. She is a world citizen, a great humanitarian, mother, sister, aunt, and great friend to so many, including me,” said Helen Klisser During, Visual Arts Director at the Westport Arts Center. “We hope that the exhibition In the Studio will act as a salute and tribute to Susan Malloy, for whom there is no separation between life and art.”

A special Meet The Artist event for Malloy is set for 11 a.m. March 11. 

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