Not everyone knows about the gallery off the lobby at the Watermark, even though it’s one of the nicest spaces for art exhibits around. You could zip by its campus every day and never know it’s there.
First, the Watermark, also known as 3030 Park, is that luxe retirement community, anchored by a triad-type highrise, on Park Avenue in Bridgeport. And the public might assume that it’s all off-limits to the general public. In the case of the gallery, not true.
Why am I telling you this?
Because they just issued this press release:
Bridgeport, CT (March 2, 2011) – From March 3 through April 29, Pound Ridge-based artist Tina Rohrer will have her work featured at ArtPlace Gallery @ The Watermark at 3030 Park. The title of her exhibit is “Color For The Watermark.” A reception will be held at the gallery for Rohrer on Wednesday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m., at which time she will present her work and answer guests’ questions.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Rohrer started her art training by studying with Lorina Naylor in New Canaan, Connecticut and then pursued further studies at the Silvermine Guild Art Center in New Canaan. She was educated at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia and Harvard University in Massachusetts.
Rohrer has exhibited throughout the Northeast, including exhibitions at the Silvermine Guild Art Center; Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York; and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Some of her honors and awards include the Elizabeth L. Greeley Prize from New Haven Paint and Clay; Best in Show and Golden Color Award from the Ridgefield Guild of Artists; Liquitex Color Award from Connecticut Women Artists; as well as awards in sculpture and painting from Stamford Art Association.
For her exhibit at ArtPlace Gallery @ The Watermark, Rohrer used geometry to express her love of movement and color.
“The use of complimentary colors creates an especially intense “push/pull” effect,” said Rohrer. “The works of Seurat and Albers have been instrumental in inspiring my work, and I look forward to sharing it with residents and guests of The Watermark at 3030 Park.”
ArtPlace’s main gallery is located at 11 Unquowa Road in downtown Fairfield. The collaboration between the retirement community and non-profit, cooperative art gallery aims to provide both residents and guests of The Watermark at 3030 Park with the opportunity to experience the work of fine artists such as Rohrer.
ArtPlace Gallery @ The Watermark is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call The Watermark at 3030 Park at 203-374-5611.
About The Watermark at 3030 Park:
The Watermark at 3030 Park, located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line in Connecticut, is a distinctive community for seniors, offering exceptional independent living, assisted living, skilled rehabilitation and memory care. The Watermark at 3030 Park is professionally managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, a company committed to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. For more information, please visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/3030park.
About ArtPlace Gallery:
Formed in 1981, ArtPlace is a non-profit, cooperative art gallery comprised of painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors. With its main gallery located in the center of downtown Fairfield next to the Community Theater, ArtPlace presents regular monthly exhibitions, free of charge and open to the public. ArtPlace’s member and invited guest artists represent a broad spectrum of focus and perceptions expressed through a variety of media