See Me Feel Me

See Me, Feel Me

Returning to Earth No 2, Mixed Media, light molding paste, crackle paste, glass bead gel, acrylic paint, 12×12 by Kelly Taylor

An exploration of texture – a powerful element found in many artforms – takes center stage in the first exhibition of 2018 at the Spectrum Gallery and Store at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT. From January 26 through March 18, Spectrum presents artists who integrate texture into their pieces through their use of paint, collage, mixed media, fiber and photography. Included are drawings, photographs, representational and abstract paintings, mixed media and sculpture. See Me, Feel Me, opens with a reception on Friday, January 26 from 6:30-9pm.

“Spectrum is now close to 4 years old, “notes Barbara Nair, Spectrum Gallery Director, “and I have noticed our gallery show themes emphasize and encourage those who enjoy art and are also new at art collecting to really look and observe closely each piece not only through our installation designs but also as a function of the various themes of the many shows we have organized from artists’ use of text to light and shadow and See Me Feel Me is no different. As I curated this show it was amazing to me the many creative and surprising ways artists use texture…..both with their techniques and in their subjects…Come see for yourself how an ordinary window screen or animal’s fur can take on new meaning!

The Spectrum Gallery Store offers fresh, new and original pieces in pottery, jewelry, glass, wood and apparel. Spectrum is open Wednesday through Saturday (12-6pm) and Sunday (12-5pm). The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit arts organization Arts Center Killingworth which offers classes, workshops, camps and whose mission is to provide opportunities for emerging and established artists to develop, display and sell their work. For more information call Spectrum Gallery (860) 767-0742 and visit To learn more about the Arts Center Killingworth call (860) 663-5593.