‘Faces of Pandemic Front Lines’ Art Exhibit

Grocer Joe Dinova, by Shawna Lee Kwashnak.

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), a Greenwich-based arts non-profit, responds to the impact of social isolation on artists by having members create a portrait of someone they know who is working on the front lines during COVID19. The result is a telling mix of healthcare professionals and providers of essential services who will receive their portraits as “Thank You” gifts.

Professional members of (CSOPA) working in and around the state honor their heroes during the month of June with both a virtual and a storefront exhibition titled ‘Faces of Pandemic Front Lines (FPFL)’. Details can be found at: csopa.org/heroes.html

The Online Gallery is ongoing. A Virtual Reception will take place Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m., and the Storefront Display begins June 19, at 170 Bedford St., Stamford, in collaboration with Stamford Downtown.

Nurse Kerri, by Jeanine Careri Jackson.

The Online Gallery features portraits as they are completed with something about each hero who inspired their artist. The Virtual Reception has free registration and is open to the public. It will include artists as well as heroes.

With sponsorship from Stamford Downtown, the FPFL Storefront Display will be unveiled at 170 Bedford St., Stamford on June 19. “That’s the day we were supposed to participate in Stamford’s annual ArtWalk that has been canceled due to the pandemic,” explains CSOPA Founder and President Jeanine Jackson. “We created something that speaks to this unique time in history and can be viewed safely through the store window as well as online.”

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