Event Date

September 8 - October 26, 2017


Art at BRIT

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall at BRIT is pleased to play host to local artist, master printmaker and founder of Shaw Street Studio, David Conn. This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.  

BRIT will be open from 4pm – 9pm on Gallery Night, Saturday September 9, with a public reception from 6pm – 8pm and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15pm. For more information about the artist, please visit http://shawstreetstudio.com/.

BRIT Members are invited to join us for Champagne and Conversation with the Artist on September 9 from 5–6 p.m. in the Oak Board Room. Seating is limited - RSVP is Required, please email membership@BRIT.org.  Not a Member? Not a Problem. Join Today.

About Art at BRIT

Art at BRIT offers two distinctive art viewing spaces: the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the smaller, more intimate Upper Atrium Collections Gallery. The Samples Exhibit Hall showcases botanical art and artwork dealing with topics such as ecology, plants, sustainability, conservation, and the natural world – we highlight work by local and national artists, both well-known and emerging. The Upper Atrium Collections Gallery features a rotation of botanical and nature-based prints from our Library collection, including The Arader Natural History Collection of Art. We honor and celebrate the traditional roots of botanical art, while also expanding and redefining the field for the 21st century.