Norwich’s Art Space Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Westerly artist Sara Lucia Rekstis until the end of next week.
Artist Suzanne Boada, Art Space Gallery Artist in Residence and Volunteer Coordinator, said when she was introduced to Sara’s work by fellow artist Sean Kelley (a painter and butcher who works at Salem Prime Cuts in Salem, Connecticut, and was crowned champion of History Channel’s ‘The Butcher’ reality show in 2019), she was so impressed that she invited Sara to have her own exhibit in the gallery.
“Her work is so beautiful and expressive,” Boada said. “She’s prolific, she’s dedicated and she’s able to capture emotional expressions so well. She’s so inspiring.”
Sara, standing with Suzanne, is visible in the first photo preparing for the show. The other photos show some of Sara’s work hanging on the gallery walls and some of the friends and family who attended the opening reception, including, in the second photo, Sara with her cousin, Tim Celico from Westerly.
Boada said anyone interested in seeing the show can contact her at 860-823-8615. Sara is the daughter of Gina and Pete Rekstis from Westerly.
(Editor’s Note: Next week, we’ll be sharing photos of some of the guests who attended Sara’s opening reception for the show.)