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"Overlooked" Opens to the Public

Exhibtion remains open until tomorrow at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

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Stamford, CT | Added on October 03, 2014 At 05:07 PM

Stamford locals are coming out to see the finished artwork of "Overlooked".

 "It says, when power and funds go directly to a neighborhood and that's the way it's supposed to work," said Guy Bailey, a Stamford resident.

Messages like that one are on display throughout this entire gallery. Each artwork is shining light on a non profit some say has been kept in the dark.

"With the Yerwood Center, I would hope that many of the people here, who are in a position to do so, would not only appreciate the art but also support the Yerwood Center," said Bailey.

But tonight isn’t just revealing new artwork. It’s also about remembering the vital role the center has played in Stamford's history

“I was the first person to plant flowers there," said Irene Wood.

 Irene Woods has lived in Stamford since the early 1920's, when she says trolleys and wagons filled the roads. She knew first hand the founder of the Yerwood Center, Dr. Yerwood. And today, Ms. Woods is seeing the lasting impact her friend had.

"I never expected so many people and I think it's beautiful," she said.

It’s that kind of history that’s led to artwork, like this.

"The brick was so striking and dramatic" said Heidi Lewis Coleman, the artist.

Coleman based this painting off a photograph she took in one of the Yerwood Center’s classrooms.

"It was an interesting backdrop for a piece of art that relates to wholeness, inclusiveness," she said.

Coleman is just one of the 12 artists apart of the Overlooked exhibition.

All of this artwork is on display until tomorrow night, here at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

 

 


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