House Salon

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

On the weekend afternoons of Sept 24 and 25th, a group of art collecting friends of Artspace will open their homes and share their passion for art as a benefit to raise funds for City-Wide Open Studios. The tours feature some of our region’s idiosyncratic collections and set the stage for the upcoming CWOS festival (Oct 7-Nov 11, 2016).

 On September 24-25, four friends of Artspace will open their homes to share the stories behind their private art collections. The tours offer a rare chance to see highly idiosyncratic collections in our region and promote the practice and understanding of art collecting. They also set the stage for studio visits during Artspace’s 19th CWOS festival, October 7-November 11, 2016.
Each tour accommodates 16 people and lasts 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 24th 1:30pm
Young architects Aude Jomini and Rustam Mehta, who share a home in the iconic, circular ‘spaceship’ landmark condominium designed by Wilfred J.O. Armster on the Guilford shore, live with works on paper acquired over the past decade from emerging New Haven-area artists including Monique Atherton, Eben Kling, Chris Mir, Michael Queensland, and Kevin Van Aelst. Kathy Battista, from Sotheby’s Institute, will lead the tour.

Saturday, September 24th 1:30pm
Marty and Nancy Baron delight in sharing tales of their hunt for works by the artists they love. Behind each work in their West Hartford home is an adventure that has birthed long-lasting friendships with artists. The collection is especially deep in paintings that are both luminous and tactile by artists such as Peter Acheson, Katherine Bradford, Steve Di Benedetto, Clint Jukkala, Cary Smith, and Peter Waite. UConn Painting Professor and Artspace Board Member Deborah Dancy will lead the tour.