Senator Somers Applauds Reopening of the Alexey von Schlippe Art Gallery at the UConn, Avery Point Campus

May 22, 2017

HARTFORD, CONN. – Today State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) released the following statement regarding the reopening of The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the UConn, Avery Point Campus.

I am thrilled to announce that The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the UConn, Avery Point Campus will reopen this fall,” said Sen. Somers. “This gallery will continue to enhance the educational life of the campus and will provide an important cultural resource for Groton and the entire region.”

The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery will reopen at the Avery Point campus in the fall of 2017. The gallery will maintain a permanent exhibition of works by Alexey von Schlippe and will also present six exhibitions each year. The gallery will be open to the public as well as the campus community, opening its doors Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting in the fall.

“I am proud that we were able to work together to reopen the gallery, not only for the Avery Point Campus, but for Groton and the surrounding communities. This project would not have been possible without our passionate local artists and Senator Osten, who dedicated countless hours throughout the past year to help make the reopening of the gallery a reality,” said Sen. Somers. “I also want to extend a humble thank you to the AvS Board and UConn, their commitment and hard-work has established a foundation to keep the arts alive and well in Groton, and offer families another reason to visit Southeastern Connecticut.”

“UConn is very pleased we were able to work with elected officials from Southeastern Connecticut and members of the community to come to an agreement that keeps the gallery open, and adds to the cultural enrichment of the region,” said Annemarie Seifert, Campus Director, UConn Avery Point. “We are excited to expand the function of the gallery to include an important academic component that will deepen students understanding and appreciation for the arts, while also complimenting their academic experience.”