New Fairfield Artist Displays 50 Years Of Art At Danbury's WestConn

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Western Connecticut State University will host artist Plonia Nixon and her 50-year exhibition through October in Danbury.
Western Connecticut State University will host artist Plonia Nixon and her 50-year exhibition through October in Danbury. Photo Credit: Courtesy Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. -- Artist Plonia Nixon's 50-year collection will be on display at Western Connecticut State University through the rest of next month. 

The New Fairfield artist's opening reception for the show is set for 5 p.m. Thursday in the gallery at Higgins Hall at 181 White St. in Danbury, according to a press release from WCSU. Nixon also will be the featured speaker at an artist’s lecture in the Higgins Gallery at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29, according to the release. 

Nixon has taught at WCSU in the Department of Art for 32 years, according to the release.

The gallery will be open through Nov. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibition will feature "selections in diverse genres including drawings, paintings, pastels and collage. The works represent the restless and eclectic creativity of an artistic career that began during the 1960s in Nixon’s native Netherlands, and has continued to mature and evolve with her exploration of new media for expression during the 42 years since her emigration to the United States," according to the release. 

“Art is expression; art makes people and their environment come to life long before the written documents describe it all,” Nixon said in the release. “I never know where I will go next, but the past will always play a role and take its place in my personal contemporary world.”

For more information, residents can contact the Office of University Relations at 203-837-8486.

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