Show Extended to mid-November!

About Open Air

Open Air is an outdoor art exhibition developed as a response to this unusual time of limited public activity. The artworks in the exhibition offer new vistas and opportunities for reflection, and we hope you will enjoy our campus as a thought-provoking space of community engagement and personal inspiration.

Open Air has two components: Open Air by Day, which presents sculpture and installation art on the grounds of UConn Avery Point, and Open Air by Night, which presents evening art film projections onto Branford House and the Avery Point Lighthouse.

 

  • Film still
    Katina Bitsicas
  • Benthaus Studio
  • Film still
    Béatrice Coron and James Stewart
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Rachel Eng
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Patricia Miranda
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Eliza Evans
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Michael Fadel and Anna Miller
  • Film still
    Symmes Gardner
  • Film still
    Rebecca Tanda
  • Film still
    Christopher Passehl
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Marieken Cochius
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    John Murray and Daniela Stubbs-Leví
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Christopher Kaczmarek
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Rachel Eng
  • Sculpture
    Ed Smith
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Stephen Klema
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Ed Smith
  • Lantern Sculptures
    Weppler Mahovsky
  • Sculpture and Installation Art
    Stephanie Garon and Terry Ingram

The AVS Gallery presents the third annual exhibition of sculpture and installation art along the shoreline walk on the campus of UConn Avery Point. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Thursday July 14 from 5:30-8:00pm and participate in an interactive community art experience created by Tennessee artist Beth Reitmeyer using glowing orbs, that will be scattered on the lawn behind the Branford House. Also UConn MFA candidate Thomas Pilnik will be on site working with 300 lbs of locally gathered and manufactured clay to construct and perform a devotional sculpture.
Artists presenting work are Helena Chastel, the CoyWolf Collective, Jack Henry, Myles Nurse, Catherine Nelson, Margaret Parsons, Thomas Pilnik, Beth Reitmeyer, and Margaret Roleke.
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Open Air 22 sculptor and furniture designer Myles Nurse at work! Save the date for the Open Air reception on July 14th from 5:30-8:00 pm. See sculptures and installations by ten artists and enjoy refreshments near the Avery Point lighthouse!
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The gallery is closed for the summer, but Open Air 22 is on the way!
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Best wishes to our gallery assistant Maya Bustamante, who will be continuing her studies in the BFA program in the Department of Art and Art History at the Storrs campus in the fall! Maya has been a devoted member of the AVS Gallery team, who, in addition to working with the public during gallery hours, assisted with designing the exhibition layout for our recent “Narrative Imperative” exhibition. Today is Maya’s last day in the gallery. Thanks Maya and good luck! We look forward to seeing where your artistic talents will take you!
Painting by Rossie Stearns @rossie_stearns

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Best wishes to our gallery assistant Dominic Patti, who will be continuing his studies in economics at the Storrs campus in the fall! Dominic has been a solid presence on the Avery Point campus through his work in the AVS Gallery and at Mort’s. Dominic will work his last day in the gallery today. Thanks Dominic and best of luck!
Sculpture by Kelsey Tynik
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