Exhibit Opening: The Coral Reef Project

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Date/Time
Friday, February 9, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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Members: Free / Non-members: $10

Celebrate the opening of “The Coral Reef Project” with an evening reception at the Museum. Take a close look at the latest exhibition, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres!

Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or email info@lymanallyn.org.
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The Coral Reef Project is a mixed media exhibition with a unique sculptural installation that demonstrates the fragility of coral and its ecosystem. This exhibition, curated by Tekla Zweir, Chair of the Art Department at the Williams School in New London, CT, includes research into various species of coral. Included in the exhibition are studies of coral in oil on canvas, 50 individual coral sculptures in an installation to demonstrate a living coral reef, and plaster relief sculptures to represent bleached coral. The juxtaposition of the different sculptures will show the fragility of the reef. Also included are experimental encaustic paintings that utilize Tekla’s underwater photographs of a coral reef that evoke a sense of looking through the water into various reefs. An actual aquarium with living coral from the Cradabel Coral Lab in New London will be showcased in the gallery as well.

Image: Tekal Zweir, Coral #24, sculptural installation, 2017.