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  • New York artist Judith Gwyn Brown will be exhibiting “The New York Series,” ten framed oil-on-canvas paintings that tell the stories of New York City in an unparalleled and personal way, at the Greenwich Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, Conn., Jan. 11 to Feb. 12.

    This signature collection, which has never before been shown as a group, is part of “The World of Judith Gwyn Brown,” 30 works that Curator L. Tatiana Mori says “demonstrate the artist’s ability to assert symbolic content.”

    An opening reception is scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 12, from 6pm to 8pm. A conversation with the artist will be held at 6:45pm.

    Brown is a renowned painter of men and women moving through the light, space and the shadows of intimate and mysterious settings.

    Her paintings and drawings are in permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library in New York; The Boston Public Library; The Huntington Library in California, and university collections.

    he also has exhibited in “Art to the Avenue,” the Greenwich Arts Council’s annual spring celebration that turns Greenwich into a strolling art gallery by bringing contemporary artists to downtown store windows through the month of May.

    Brown has created “The New York Series” as a unique opportunity for investors in fine art. Investors who choose to support this work are encouraged to purchase the series with the intention of displaying them in the permanent collection of a museum, university or library for public viewing and enjoyment.

    The initial offering price is $150,000.

    Among the other original framed oil paintings are “Memories in the Studio with Cherry Blossoms,” “Under the Sea,” “Fountain in the Park,” “Flowers at the Window” and “Skyline in the Elevator.” These pieces are for sale by calling The Greenwich Arts Council, 203-862-6750.

    As an adjunct to the paintings and drawings for sale, Brown is offering commissioned pet portraits and is displaying examples loaned by local pet owners.

    Not only will animal lovers have an opportunity to commission for their own a beautiful portrait of the creature they cherish that is a work of fine art, they’ll be helping to improve the lives of dogs and cats. Brown offers a portion of the proceeds of those commissions to P.A.W.S. of the Vineyard, the all-volunteer, not-for-profit Pet Adoption and Welfare Service of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

    Funds generated by Brown’s pet portraits support a spay/neuter program with Vineyard veterinarians.

    “It’s a great pleasure to showcase the works of Judith Gwyn Brown at The Bendheim Gallery,” concluded Mori. “Ms. Brown employs depth and perspective to entice the viewer and tell a story. Seeing her paintings and drawings here is a great way to brighten up the winter.”

    The Bendheim Gallery is on the second floor of 299 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn. Municipal parking is conveniently located across the street. The gallery also is a short walk from the MetroNorth station in Greenwich. Admission is free and the galleries are handicapped accessible.

    Hours are Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun: noon – 4pm. Directions and more information on the Greenwich Arts Council and The Bendheim Gallery can be found at www.greenwicharts.org.

    Please visit judithgwynnbrownstudio for additional background on Judith Gwyn Brown.