Fly-fishing art benefit coming to Connecticut

Fly-fishing art benefit coming to Conneticut

There will be an artists reception and art sale Saturday, October 3, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, 1657 Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut.

The year's largest exhibition of sporting art including more than 50 new works of art and over 100 paintings and sculptures on display.

This event will benefit the American Museum of Fly Fishing, the Nation's leading institution dedicated to preserving the history and tradition of fly fishing.  A portion of each sale will be donated to the Museum for it's educational programs.
 
Spend an evening with the nation's leading sporting artists to Benefit the American Museum of Fly Fishing...and learn how the museum strives to preserve the history of this pastime.

Among the list of distinguished artists who will attend the Evening's Reception are internationally recognized and celebrated painters Robert Blazek, Roger Blum, Flick Ford, Richard Dana Kuchta, Nick Mayer, James Prosek, Arthur Shilstone, and Mike Stidham, to name just a few.

Works by these and other contemporary artists, such as Al Barnes,  Keith Cardnell, Eldridge Hardie, Simon Haycraft, Robert Lagasse, Walt Matia, David Mellor, Don Ray and Kent Ullberg, will be for sale, as well as works by widely acclaimed 20th-century American artists Ogden Pleissner and Stanley Meltzoff.
 
The J. Russell Jinishian Gallery specializes in fine contemporary and antique marine and sporting art from America and Europe. The American Museum of Fly Fishing, a nationally accredited, non-profit institution located in Manchester, Vermont, focuses its educational mission to ensure that the history, tradition, literature, art, and artifacts of fly fishing are preserved and interpreted in order to expand the scholarship of the sport.Visit our online gallery at: www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com.

Admission is free, but space is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 203-259-8753 or email sportingartnews@gmail.com.