Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm
Saturday 1–4 pm
Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
This time of year along the coastline of southern New England is one of stark and rugged beauty. The days are getting longer and the sun is perceptibly higher in the sky than it was only 6 weeks ago. Even so, many days are gray, the weeks punctuated now and again with the unexpected gift of a glittering blue sky. It has also been a much colder winter than in recent years, with snowfalls coming in like clockwork to settle upon us, blanketing everything with a clean layer of paper white.
Snow has the ability both to soften the sounds of footsteps yet reveal them to everyone that follows behind. That it also hides things is clearly evident, but it can expose the deep space of a wooded landscape impenetrable in summer, the rhythm of trees aligned along a roadway, and reminds us of the incongruities of the snowy edge of a coastal shoreline.
Because there is less to distract us, more can be discovered, if we would only look closer. Both Joan Backes' Home Constructions and Todd Moore's Rock Paintings work on us in some of the same ways.