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Friday, May 28, 2004

Deadline June 14 for Westport Arts Centers Members’ Show

As the second anniversary of the Westport Arts Center (WAC) gallery approaches, preparations are underway for the center’s annual members exhibition, “The Big Show 2004,” which opens in mid-July. Deadline for submissions is June 14.WAC.jpg

The show is an all-inclusive, multimedia visual arts exhibit held each summer that is open to all artists who are members of the Westport Arts Center.

“The ‘Big Show’ is aptly named for the quantity of work exhibited,” said Miggs Burroughs, a local artist and one of the organizers of the exhibit.

“I’m always impressed by the depth of talent and creativity we have here in our own backyard.

“It’s a great opportunity for artists because it is not a judged or juried show. With this kind of open-call exhibition, artists can show experimental work without a fear of rejection.”

With WACs growing membership—up almost 50 percent since the gallery and offices opened in June 2001—this yearҒs members’ exhibition will be divided into two parts.

The July 9-Aug. 6 period is for artists whose last names begin with A-K, and Aug. 13-Sept. 10 for artists whose last names begin with L-Z.

The entry form deadline for both parts is the same:  Monday, June 14.

Artists who would like to participate in the exhibition are required submit their entry forms and update their membership before the June 14 deadline.

Entry forms and WAC membership information are available on the WAC Web site or by calling 203-222-7070.

The Westport Arts Centers Gallery is located at 51 Riverside Ave, Westport. The gallery is open seven days a week:  Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; weekends, 12-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to all.

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