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Wilton's Weir Farm To Debut New 'Impressions Of Spring' Exhibit

The Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton and Ridgefield will open a new exhibit of Impressionist works by Greenwich artist Dmitri Wright next week. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Weir Farm National Historic Site
This oil on canvas painting by Dmitri Wright is called 'Weir Farm Cassie's Day.' Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Weir Farm National Historic Site

RIDGEFIELD/WILTON, Conn. -- A new exhibit featuring oil paintings and ink drawings by modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright of Greenwich opens next Thursday at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton and Ridgefield.

Entitled "Impressions of Spring," the exhibit runs through October. It builds on Wright's recent exhibition at Weir Farm and features new reflections on the park’s historic landscape.

Wright has a long history with Weir Farm National Historic Site, having led the park’s Impressionist Painting Workshops since 2009 as master artist/instructor.

His new exhibit examines the park in new ways, exploring “spring as a time of awakening beauty, one rising forth from the crudeness of the cold and yet elegant roughness of the winter,” according to a press release. His new works in oil take the viewer from “abstract colors” to “rhythmic patterns” to full “representation, all on one canvas.” His many ink drawings feature flowing, classical lines that assure the viewer “that spring is here to stay,” even into the summer and fall.

The exhibit can be viewed in the Burlingham House Visitor Center from 10 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Three gallery talks titled "American Impressionism & Plein Air" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, Sunday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 12.

Participation in these gallery talks is free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, call 203-834-1896 Ext. 28.

Wright has exhibited his works at the National Museum of Sport, the Old Town Hall Museum of Stamford, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum and most recently at Weir Farm National Historic Site. He received formal education from Cooper Union, the Max Beckman International Fellowship of the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts. 

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