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WHERE:  NAC Gallery, 60 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360

WHEN:  Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 2012 at 6:00- 9:00pm

Exhibit runs: Wednesday, February 1 to Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Norwich Arts Center presents its annual event The CWA Council Show, an exhibit of art by the Connecticut Women Artists, at the NAC Gallery from Wednesday, February 1 to Saturday, February 25, 2012.   An Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 6:00- 9:00pm.  This annual staple at the NAC Gallery showcases the uniqueness and diversity of female artists.

Sparked by a solitary exhibit of 13 women in 1929 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, the CWA has been supporting and promoting women in the visual arts community for over 80 years.  Boasting a membership of over 200 artists, the CWA’s annual exhibit at the NAC Gallery features the work of the organizations’ council members and officers.  The work is strong, diverse and challenges the popular perceptions (and misconceptions) associated with female artists.   Showcasing an array of style and media from intensely expressive portraits to introspective fields of color, the CWA exhibit testifies to the range of experience and masterful skill of these creative women.   

Artists on exhibit will include: Nancy Whitcher, (President), Joyita Neerkaje (Vice President), Joanne Agostinelli, Lindsay Aromin, Jeanne Ciravolo, Sadie Davidson Devore, Rita Dawley, Jean Bronson Galli, Marny Lawton, Amy Mielke, Sherrie Parenteau, Ruta Parker, Barbara Scavotto-Earley, Suzan Scott, Melanie Watrous, and Barbara Zarcone.

For more information about the CWA, visit

First Friday Opening Receptions in the NAC Gallery are free to the public with refreshments available.  Receptions are a great opportunity to meet the artists.  And don’t forget to visit NAC Gallery Too! next door, featuring various local artists year round in a gift-shop style environment.  Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12noon to 4pm for both galleries.  For more info call the NAC Gallery at 860-887-2789 or visit their website at

For further updates on what’s going on in the arts in the Norwich area, email the Norwich Arts Center at, and sign up to receive Intaglio, the NAC bi-weekly newsletter on their website. 

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