Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Joel Spector

Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future
May 9-June 28, 2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18
Opening Reception: May 9, 3-5 p.m. – Free Admission

Following the culmination of a partnership launched by the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will unveil the exhibit, Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future.
Participating Artists include Middlebury Artists, ShawnaLee Kwashnak & Sam D’Ambruoso, along with Howard Aaron, Diane Aeschliman, Kelly Birkenruth, Carol Boynton, Harry Burman, Linda Champanier, Michel Delafontaine, Deborah Howland-Murray, Debbie Hennes, Jeanine Careri Jackson, Francis Philibert, Jo Ellen Reinhardt, Joel Spector, Nancy Stember, Candace Taubner, Maya Trimner, Kathleen Ullman, Cindy Wagner and Joyce Zeller.
The Opening Reception will feature live piano music by Michel Delafontaine and a nut free selection to enjoy!
Children are invited to try their hand at portraiture during the opening reception under the guidance of participating professional artists including ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Deborah Howland-Murray.
From Ancient Greece’s depiction of deities to Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, not to mention today’s selfie craze, the art of portraiture has been a part of society since its inception. This exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore this enduring artistic form with twenty new original portraits of children created exclusively by CSOPA members after a “Matching Event” on November 15, 2014, where children and their families interacted with twenty-two professional portrait artists at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At this event children also explored the art of self-portraiture under the guidance of CSOPA artists and Stepping Stones educators.
For a sneak peak at the portraits, please visit:

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