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

Nice moon tonight for Open Air by Night! #uconnaverypoint #artsatuconn #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct ...

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Open Air by Night starts tonight! 8:30pm, Branford House, UConn Avery Point. Free parking, free admission. Can’t make it tonight? We’re here every Th, F, Sat night in August! #uconnaverypoint #vonschlippegallery #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct #longislandsound #film #animation #videoart #outdoorart #norwichct ...

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Textile installation by @patriciasuzannemiranda on view now @uconnaverypoint as part of #openairsummer2020 ! Link in bio. #Repost @chris.kaczmarek with @make_repost
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Patricia’s wonderful installation at UConn Avery Point- Open Air 2020. A beautiful outdoor sculpture exhibition right on the water. Come check it out! (I have a new piece out there too. 😊) Curated by Charlotte Gray, director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art. #openairsummer2020 #uconnaverypoint #artistcouple #installationart #textileartist https://openair2020.art.uconn.edu/# @UconnAveryPoint @patriciasuzannemiranda
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Thank you, @thedayct, for coming out to see #openairsummer2020 today at @uconnaverypoint ! @patriciasuzannemiranda and @chris.kaczmarek, thank you for sharing your artworks with us! #outdoorart #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct #vonschlippegallery #labyrinth #visitct #ctshoreline #longislandsound ...

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Below, thoughts worth considering in conjunction with Ed Smith’s sculptures in #openairsummer2020 @avsgalleryuconn Exhibition website link in bio. #Repost @metmuseum with @make_repost
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This month in honor of the 30th anniversary of the #AmericansWithDisabilitiesAct, we're inviting disabled artists to respond to a work from the #MetCollection that sparks their curiosity or inspires them.

Today, Alice Sheppard (@wheelchairdancr) shares her thoughts on Auguste Rodin's "The Walking Man":

"The visuality of texture in his body—both rough and smooth—invite me to touch him. I might describe 'Walking Man' as without a head and both his arms, but I prefer to think of him as a torso, back, shoulders, and legs. Rodin claimed an 'aesthetic of the incomplete.'

It is not the absence of limbs that suggests disability here, but the contrasts. Disability is not just a recognizable representation of a disabled person, it is also legibility, power, bodies, time, and space. Does the fraying torso invoke impairment, age, or are we misreading the energy of his legs? Where, if anywhere, is a stable center from which to begin?"

🎨 Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). The Walking Man (L'homme qui marche), modeled before 1900, cast before 1914. Bronze, green patina. #MetAccess #ADA30 #DisabilitySolidarity

[Image description: In glowing shades of bronze and green, tinted with highlights of gold and grey, two legs and a torso with curved shoulders stride energetically. The tension of his muscles is revealed in the harder contouring and ridges of his muscles. The smoothness of his leg and upper back muscles gleam in stark contrast with the almost fraying textures of his stomach and chest—the descending fragments suggesting genitalia where there are no details.]
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One of two works installed today as part of #openairsummer2020 @UConnAverypoint ******************
Artefactual, by Eliza Evans @eevans777 #outdoorart #longislandsound #vonschlippegallery #lighthouse #lighthousesofinstagram #winterized #selfportrait #uconnarts #artsatuconn #uconnart #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct #ctvisit #visitct
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Daughter of the Rising Tide, on view now as part of our summer show. Link in bio. #openairsummer2020 @uconnaverypoint #driftwood #driftwoodart #artsatuconn #uconnarts #newlondonct #grotonct #mysticct #visitct #ctvisit #outdoorart ...

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Daughter of the Rising Tide, on view now @UConnAverypoint #openairsummer2020 #grotonct #newlondonct #mysticct #visitct #ctvisit #vonschlippegallery ...

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