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01/15/2020 11:01 PM

‘Appreciating the Everyday’ Focus of Spectrum Gallery’s First 2020 Exhibit

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Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest exhibit with the opening of Appreciating the Everyday is the focus of a new exhibit opening Friday, Jan. 24 with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook.

The artwork will feature the imagery of daily events and objects that, while sometimes taken for granted, make our lives easier and more pleasurable, including the family dinner, a bottle of wine, a fireplace, and more.

The seven-week show runs through Sunday, March 15.

“During these cold, winter months it is a nice time to sit back and appreciate the daily events and objects that we may not notice as we rush from one place to another, the baby sleeping, a warm cup of tea, our sweet, endearing pets. So take a breath and visit us at the gallery to find more to appreciate,” says Barbara Nair, director of Spectrum Gallery.

In addition to the artwork and photography, jewelry designers are also bringing in new pieces in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth, which organizes classes, workshops, and summer art and fashion camps for children and teens. The arts center also recently announced two calls for artists for 2020 for the Summer Arts Festival in Essex and the Autumn Arts Festival in Madison. More information on how artists can participate can be found on Spectrum’s website,

For more information, call Spectrum at 860-767-0742 and visit For more information about the Arts Center Killingworth, call 860-663-5593 and visit

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