Announcing a competition for the commission of an
Outdoor Art Icon that
“reflects the history and celebrates the culture of
Public work project for the town of Essex CT.
Bill Grover-architect, Carol LeWitt-LeWitt Collection, Fred Osborne-Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts a College of the University of New Haven President Emeritus, 2007, Hayne Bayless-Ivoryton potter, Jacqueline Hubbard-Ivoryton Playhouse, Kelly Sterner-Town of Essex Finance Director, Leo Feroleto-Six Summit Gallery/CFM Gallery, Mary Ellen Barnes- Town of Essex Park and Recreation, Stacia Libby-Selectman, participating residents of the Town of Essex.
Ivoryton is one of three villages in Essex, Connecticut in Middlesex County. Ivoryton Historic District, the historic district in the village, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 2014
Ivoryton has the dubious distinction of having a virtual monopoly on all ivory production in the United States from 1860-1938. As the manufacturing of ivory is long gone, the town would like to take a large role, and use this event as a catalyst in the anti ivory, anti poaching effort.
“Dust to Dust to Dali"
Six Summit Gallery is proud to present 9 etchings by one of the most celebrated artists in history. Whether labeled as a mystic, surrealist, cubist, or dada, there is little doubt Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was influenced by Renaissance masters Leonardo D’Avinci, and Michelangelo. In this religious season we include pieces fromThe Apocalypse of St. John, and Roi, J'attends à Babylone. Born of an atheist father and a devout Catholic mother, Dali's tempestuous relationship with his faith was the source of inspiration for some of his most renowned work. We will also include work from the “the painter of the moon” Massimo Rao.
In the spirit of the Renaissance and Ivoryton, celebrating the fact that Dali frequently painted elephants, we will donate portions of proceeds of sales to the African Wildlife Foundation as a beginning of a local awareness campaign. Please visit our website for call to artists architects, sculptors and designers for submissions for a permanent outdoor art piece in the center of Ivoryton. Salvador Dali lecture at Six Summit Gallery to be announced.
Please enjoy fine pre and post reception dining at our neighbor the elegant Copper Beech Inn, www.copperbeechinn.com,
860-767-0330, for Six Summit Gallery. The
Copper Beech is .5 miles east of Six Summit Gallery at 46 Main St. in
Ivoryton. While you dine at the Copper Beech, enjoy the sculpture of Six
Summit represented artists William Kent (1919-2012- Smithsonian, Yale,
New Britain Museum of American Art Permanent collections), and Ailene
Fields (owner of The Compleat Sculptor) in the lobby and in the dining
and bar areas. Please call for Copper Beech for dinner reservations and
Six Summit Gallery for art inquiries.