Opening Reception for Ruth Sussler's SCENES FROM NEPTUNE PARK at Custom House Maritime Museum Canceled
The Opening Reception for artist Ruth Sussler's exhibitionScenes from Neptune Park, scheduled for Saturday, September 7, at the New London Maritime Society--Custom House Maritime Museum is canceled, due to illness. The event will be rescheduled for a date later this month, yet to be determined.
Fifty years living in New London, on the shores of the Thames Riverlooking up river & out to sea from my house,
I embrace the stories and vistas of this my chosen locale.
This group of paintings, done over the past five decades express some of my responses to the fascination of life in this city and its history, especially centered around its connection to the sea.
My art background began as a small child in my father's commercial art
studio, then to studies with Josef Albers, and as studio art major at
Bennington College, later, freelancing department store window display
production, portraiture and landscape commissions.
Since living in New London, I have taught art workshops with the Eugene
O'Neill Creative Arts Program in local schools, been a docent at Lyman
Allyn Art Museum for 20 years and 50 years' active artist member, exhibitor
and many times prize winner at the Mystic Art Center.
-- Ruth Sussler, 9/2/13
Ruth Sussler's luminous paintings will remain on view at the Custom House Maritime Museum through September 29, 2013. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) from 1 to 5 PM or by appointment.
Image: Tug Boat and Ferry, above. Oil on canvas. Ruth Sussler.