'Celebrate Summer' Art Opening July 29 at Black Orchid Jewelers & Art Gallery

Black Orchid Jewelers & Art Gallery is pleased to present the vibrant pastel works of award-winning artist Beth Pite.  The Opening Reception is Saturday, July 29, 5:00-7:00. The exhibit will run through September 10.

Trained at UConn's School of Fine Arts, Beth is a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society.  She has been exhibiting professionally since 1997.  In 2011, four of her seascapes were featured in an exhibit at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building, where she won second place in a statewide competition.  Beth’s work has been accepted into juried shows at West Hartford Art League, Mystic Art Association, the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, RI, and the Slater Memorial Museum.

Beth’s recent solo exhibits include the Garde Art Center in New London, Butler McCook House in Hartford, Mystic’s Studio M and Aetna’s world headquarters. Her paintings are in private collections in Connecticut, Vermont, California, Florida, Utah, Colorado and Italy.  Currently, Beth’s paintings can be seen at Seasonal Home in Gales Ferry, Pamela Hirth Studio in Woodbridge and Stackpole Moore Tryon/Tuesday’s in downtown Hartford.

Her art is inspired by New England scenery or her travels in Europe and Latin America.  In her words, “My art is about color, energy, and capturing the essence of something rather than an exact likeness.  My paintings often suggest a vignette, a human story, from intriguing cityscapes to sailboats in the setting sun.  Instead of simply recreating what my camera records, I use vibrant color to show how it felt to be there.”

Black Orchid Jewelers is located at 119 Water Street in Stonington Borough, CT 06378.