“Impressions of Weir Farm”
(Wilton, CT) River Road Gallery opens on Saturday, June 9th “Impressions of Weir Farm”, a photography exhibit by Ron Landis featuring his work, a two year study of Weir Farm National Historic Site. Weir Farm National Historic site is the only unit of the National Park Service in the country dedicated to American painting. Located in Wilton on Nod Hill Road, Weir Farm was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, leader in American Impressionism made this unique farm his home and studio in the late nineteenth century. His daughter, Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young built a studio for Mahonri’s massive creations. Sperry and Doris Andrews, both painters followed as caretakers of this historic site and were instrumental in establishing Weir Farm as a National Park Service Site.
Ron Landis, inspired by the serenity and beauty of these very special sixty acres has created dozens of images in all times of day and night as well as throughout every season, spring, summer, fall and winter. Ron mixes his media using black and white photography, along with color and also infrared photography. “I want my photography to be a metaphor for the way I think, which is to notice… pause and reflect, imagine, and then create,” says Landis.
River Road Gallery’s exhibit opening June 9th, in tandem with the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism’s Annual Connecticut Open House Day. River Road Gallery along with 200 other Connecticut galleries, organizations and museums will open their doors welcoming all to enjoy the rich cultural attractions throughout the state. River Road Gallery’s open house will provide light refreshment throughout the day. A Meet the Artist session with Ron Landis will be from 3 to 5 pm. The art show, “Impressions of Weir Farm” will run through the month of June. Located at 21 River Road in Wilton Center, River Road Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm