By Yvonne Moran
Jerry Garcia, the cult icon, will be coming in spirit to Old Greenwich, Conn., on June 27 and 28. An art exhibit entitled “A Visual Journey” will showcase rare Garcia watercolors and drawings, plus more than 30 limited edition lithographs and silkscreens. His original works have been assembled together for the first time from various private collections and prices for his work range from $500 to almost $20,000.
“The designs used in Garcia’s signature neckties, vests, scarves and rugs have been loosely adapted from his artwork,” said Colm Rowan of Image Makers Rock ‘N” Roll Art Expo, the organizers of the event.
Rowan, a former Dubliner who now lives in Philadelphia, has organized more than 50 North American city tours showcasing the artwork of notable musicians such as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Bowie, Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz, Robby Krieger and Yoko Ono.
“The exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for admirers of the late musician and art connoisseurs alike to experience another creative side of Garcia,” Rowan said. “He was a cross over artist, able to create artistically and musically with equal brilliance.”
Admission is free. Event date and time, Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam, Old Greenwich, Ct. 06870. Hotel directions (203) 637-1234.
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The exhibition moves to the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, Va., from July 8-12 and then the Grat Lakes Mall, Mentor, Ohio, from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4. For details, call (610) 995-2533.