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"Summer Group Exhibition: Phil Parkes, David Madacsi, Joy Floyd and Anne Culver"
2007-06-08 until 2007-07-24
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery
Groton, CT, USA United States of America

Showing at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery in the Branford House Mansion at the Unversity of Connecticut Avery Point Campus in Groton from June 8 - July 24, 2007 is "The Summer Group Exhibition: Phil Parkes, David Madacsi, Joy Floyd and Anne Culver".The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, The University of Connecticut at Avery Point, has been established for the exhibition, interpretation, collection and preservation of works of art and to provide opportunities for students and scholars for research. The Gallery exists for the benefit and enrichment of the University academic community, the citizens of southern Connecticut and of the State of Connecticut in general, and for the public at large. It shall contribute through its educational and other programs to the greater understanding and appreciation of art. Included in the exhibition is work by Phil Parkes, orginally from New Zealand, who has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2002.

From Phil Parkes artist statement:
"I do not believe that art needs to shock us or reflect back at us all the negativity and horrors in the world today. We are blasted with this by most forms of media way too regularly. I believe that art should enhance our lives and our environment by adding an aspect of beauty. I hope that my sculptures and all the works that I create will bring a small amount of pleasure or even joy in some way to any one who may view them. I do not tell you what to think when you see my work - I just hope that you think something. I believe that each viewer will see something different in a sculpture and even representational works are open to each persons personal interpretation. I hope you enjoy my work and find some pleasure in viewing or owning ."

View more of Phil Parkes work in his absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio at: http://www.absolutearts.com/philparkes/

Phillip Parkes Title: Sailing Away
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Stone Sculpture
Width: 12 inches
Height: 30 inches
Depth: 12 inches
Price: US$ 3400
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