Upper School Art Teacher Amy Bilden was one of the featured artists exhibiting at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan with an opening reception on Sunday, September 15, 2:00-4:00pm. The New Canaan News (August 31, 2013) says, "The themes for Norwalk artist Amy Bilden's new exhibit, ‘Inheritance,' revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving. Her tactile domestic-inspired sculptures map the artist's emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes. Simple daily household tasks can prompt a current theme in her art making. Material usage is important because of its innate history and meaning.”
Ms. Bilden typically has a number of art shows locally and nationally, but this one is special to her because it's a solo show (locally) for which she had to compete. Only a few solo exhibits were chosen for the year. The show was possible thanks in part to a state grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development Connecticut Office of the Arts. Her exhibit, “Inheritance”, runs through October 26th.
Her reception was well-attended by current Whitby families, faculty, staff, and alumni. Ms. Bilden also conducted a Walk & Talk on Tuesday, September 24, 6:00pm.