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LANPHIER, again voted the “Best of the Gold Coast in Connecticut, 2021” in 11 different categories by Moffly Media magazines’ readers, is pleased to host a rotating art exhibit by two award-winning Connecticut photographers, Rick Bannerot of Rowayton and Martie Mackay of New Canaan. LANPHIER presents an all-new collection of their curated images that range from local seascapes & sailing images to dramatic floral photographs and wonderfully fanciful creatures. 

LANPHIER will host Holiday Open House for the press and public curated walk-around “Sip & Shop” from 1-4 PM, followed by an Artists’ Meet & Greet 4-6 PM, Thursday, 12/9/21 at LANPHIER located at 20 West Ave., Darien CT 06820.

Jurga Rimkute, Creative Director of LANPHIER said, “We strive to provide an environment for an exceptional escape from the noise and static of everyday life in Connecticut.”  Art is very much part of our atmosphere, and I am pleased to work with Rick and Martie as they create visuals that soothe, nourish and free our imagination.”

Complementing LANPHIER’s ambience is the photographic work of Rick Bannerot: 

My work ranges from evocative, award-winning framed B&W floral images to dynamic Acrylics and large 4/C canvas photographs. I received photographic and printing training under the late Yale University’s Dean of Art & Architecture School’s Richard “Chip” Benson and worked as an undergraduate at the Yale Daily News as a photographer and editor. I’m proud to be member of the Rowayton Arts Council, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and an exhibitor at Wilton Art’s Council’s “Focus” exhibitions.  My photography (and writing) can frequently be seen on the covers of WindCheck Magazine, in the Stamford Advocate, and in various online & print sailing and fly-fishing publications.” 

Martie Mackay: “My goal is to invite the viewer to see things in a different way; to take a moment to really look at the remarkability of a thing. That tree with the broken branch? Look at the pattern in the wood grain. The driftwood covered in barnacles. Those shells are actually aqua and orange, how marvelous! Using my original photographs and a wide variety of digital tools, I emphasize contours, enliven colors, or create collages. To observe and share, with the hope that the audience will think, “Ah-ha, look at that!” is what inspires me the most. The works I am showing at LANPHIER were chosen for their range of images, and relatively smaller scale. I have arranged a section of triptychs and single images as a way to illustrate how disparate pieces of art can be hung together to create a harmonious and fun interior space.” 

The variety of treatments, acrylic, metal, canvas, and traditional framing, give these collections a wide appeal and make for great holiday gifting.

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