STONINGTON — "New England Perspectives," an exhibit by the Ninigret Art Guild, opens Friday at the La Grua Center in Stonington Borough with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibit, which features a variety of landscapes in various artistic styles and media, will be on display through the end of February. 

The Ninigret Art Guild, whose members have been creating art as a group since 1995, is composed of painters from the shoreline areas of southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island "who have had a lifelong interest in creating art," according to Bill Nieranowski, one of the artists in the group.

Members meet each month in Charlestown, "under the tutelage of Howard Park, a noted artist and teacher from Mystic," Nieranowski added, "to exchange ideas, create art, perfect techniques and enjoy the plein air experience."

Other members exhibiting their work at the show include Lora Cobden, Debi Graves, Roni Johannsen, Kate Prior, Janice Ricker and Park, the instructor.

With well over a century of experience in creating works of art, the guild brings "a wealth of life experiences and artistic talent to their creative efforts," according to the organization's website.

The Guild’s works reflect the various interests of its members and spans a wide variety of subject matter and mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, and pastels, according to the website. Exhibits of their works demonstrate the diversity of the members’ creativity and appeal to a wide range of artistic taste.

This is the second time for the La Grua-Guild collaboration. The last show held at the La Grua gallery was in 2015.

Exhibited work will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds supporting the mission of the La Grua Center.

There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit

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