Discover a mixed media exhibit with a unique sculptural installation that demonstrates the fragility of coral and its ecosystem at Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s The Coral Reef Project, on view from February 10 – April 15.
This exhibition, created by local artist Tekla Zweir, Chair of the Art Department at The Williams School in New London, CT, includes years of research into various species of coral.
Featured in Glassenberg Gallery will be studies of coral in oil on canvas, 50 individual coral sculptures arranged to demonstrate a living coral reef, and plaster relief sculptures to represent bleached coral. The juxtaposition of the different sculptures will show the delicateness and fragility of the reef. In addition, experimental encaustic paintings that utilize Tekla’s underwater photographs to capture aerial views of coral reefs will be included. To add to the educational component of the exhibition, didactic material with coral facts, video of coral by the Ocean Exploration Trust, coloring book pages created by Tekla’s students for visitors to color and display, and an aquarium with living coral from the Credabel Coral Lab will be showcased in the gallery.