Exhibition to open virtually, viewable through gallery window

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MANCHESTER — The Ellenbogen Gallery continues to exhibit art in new ways with an exhibition opening Saturday.

"Balancing Act" will open at 3 p.m. Saturday via a Facebook Live event. The exhibit will be viewable on the ArtWall, visible through the gallery's windows in the Manchester Shopping Center, located at 263 Depot St. in Manchester.

"Balancing Act," an innovative exhibition, curated with Elizabeth Spadea, brings together works from a variety of non-representational artists.

Spadea goes live from the ArtWall in the gallery to introduce many of the artworks, discuss the concept of balance with artists and take questions from the virtual public.

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Artists featured in "Balancing Act" include Reg Darling, Dublin Durller-Wilson, Carolina Ellenbogen, Michael D. Ellenbogen, Harry A. Rich, Gregory Smith, Longina Smolinski, James Vogler, Katrin Waite and Richard D. Weis.

The idea of balance may be intentional, unintentional or it may exist solely in the viewer's eye. This carefully curated collection focuses on the concept of balance within non-representational, abstract art and explores a multitude of understandings of the word 'balance' itself.

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"Stemming from composed proportions and colorful strokes working in harmony on the canvas," says Spadea, "balance can be observed or experienced in a variety of ways. Considered placement and intentional marks direct the balance of art. Compositional tools such as analog practice applied to conceptual roots steer the artworks into a more harmonious direction, sometimes dodging a traditional understanding of the word balance.

Embraced by intellect, emotion and visual satisfaction, the possibilities for the application of balance," she continues, "surpass regular distribution of marks or color. Through this exciting theme, we have brought together a unique collection of artworks that focus on an unexplored side of visual art."

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A full two months into the COVID-19 lockdown, Ellenbogen Gallery invites you to see art, get some fresh air and continuing the practice of socially responsible distancing. We offer the public a 48' ArtWall, visible through the windowed storefront of the gallery and a new e-Commerce website. However, with the ending of the State of Emergency, appointments can be made to see artwork in person, following all

recommended protocols for

social distancing.

For more information, our website at www.ellenbogengallery.art for more information or join us on Facebook and Instagram at "ellenbogengallery"; you may also contact Michael and Carolina Ellenbogen by email at ellenbogengallery@gmail.com or by calling (802) 768-8498.


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