Milford Arts Council kicks off waterscapes exhibition

A kiosk advertises upcoming events outside the Milford Arts Council's headquarters at 40 Railroad Avenue in Milford Conn. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

A kiosk advertises upcoming events outside the Milford Arts Council's headquarters at 40 Railroad Avenue in Milford Conn. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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MILFORD — The Milford Arts Council will be hosting a waterscapes exhibition — its final exhibit of the 2021-22 season - at the Firehouse Gallery beginning this week.

This was a juried exhibit, according to MAC Marketing Specialist Meg Carriero, and artists were welcome to create and present their interpretation in 2- or 3-dimensions, as representational or abstract form, in multimedia, traditional 2-dimensional materials, or sculpture.

“Our tagline for this exhibit has been with 17 miles of shoreline, water is a large component to what makes Milford a magical place to visit and to live,” Carriero said. “Many of the artists being local to Milford have used the Milford shoreline as their inspiration, but there are some who have not as well.

“Each artist has their own unique style to show what the water means to them,” she added. “For me water brings me a sense of peace and calm, if I were an artist, I would want my art to represent that, so I know the pieces that I feel evoke those emotions in me will be the ones I will personally be drawn to.”

In between exhibits, the Firehouse Gallery is available to artists for rent as a private or small group exhibit or pop-up shop. Details are provided on the website under “Rent This Space.”

The waterscapes exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing during normal gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery will run from July 9 to 17. There will be a public opening reception on July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 81 Naugatuck Ave.

The MAC’s visual arts committee is looking for new members to take on leadership roles. For more information, email info@milfordarts.org.