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Guest Artist Reception

Rosemary Connelli :: Dew of the Sea



Dew of the Sea

Rosemary Connelli began creating art when she was a child, inspired by her island environment. Growing up, she began to experience vivid dreams of whales approaching the island and would find herself in the dream helplessly rushing to the shore. “In dream interpretation, whales have been known to lead those back home when the time comes; in a sense, I am constantly being led back to the waters surrounding the island where I was raised”.

While she always had a strong love for the ocean, she also struggled with loving her own body. “How can a woman learn to love herself and the body she carries, when the world forbids her to do so? I adored my island sanctuary, but continued to shame and hate my own body; the vessel I call home”.

By combining her exploration for self love, the ocean and the whales surrounding her island home, she is happy to present her body of artwork produced from afar while studying as an undergraduate.

Earlier Event: August 28
Guest Artist Reception
Later Event: September 8
Member Artist Reception