Join the throng crossing the north end of Main Street, Middletown on Thursday, October 6th to view
the grand opening of artist/illustrator Abby Carter's Crossing the Street: Portraits of People in the Community. Both Carter's expressive pencil portraits and her larger oil interpretations of Soup Kitchen guest "regulars" can be viewed at two spaces that night, simply by "Crossing the Street" from 617 Main St. to 650 Main Street.
We're teaming up with the MAC650 gallery (Middletown Art Collective), the North End Action Team (NEAT) and Middletown NorthEnd Gallery Walk to bring this special night to you. Refreshments will be provided by SVDM's chef Jeremiah and music by Marla Mozzer.
Liberty Bank and the Rossi Family Foundation is sponsoring the production costs of the event.
Admission is free, but donations to SVDM would be welcome. Carter has dedicated a portion of any sales of work exhibited at MAC650 to SVDM.
"Crossing the Street" is meant to "break down barriers," explained Lydia Brewster, Assistant Director for Community Services at St. Vincent de Paul Middletown. "All people are welcome in both spaces and can share in conversations about the art and the community it represents."
Carter of Hadlyme is a renowned children's book illustrator for publishers Hyperion and Holiday House. She's been Artist-in-Residence at the soup kitchen since 2012, encouraging guests to draw anything they like using her large sketchpads and art supplies.