Lois Wright, artist and Grey Gardens insider, will be celebrated with the first ever New York City art exhibition of her paintings at the National Arts Club at Gramercy Park, April 29 through May 13, 2009.  Celia Maysles of Corra Films and Rebecca Cooper of The Gallery Sag Harbor curate the exhibit.

A special opening night “Grey Gardens” themed party will be held Wednesday, April 29 from 6-8pm.  In honor of Lois, guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite “GG” character.

     

Lois’ paintings capture the essence of Grey Gardens, its eccentricities, and the wonderful spirit (both literally and figuratively) of the characters that inhabited the Beale mansion.  She was a dear friend to the Beales, and even lived at Grey Gardens for 13 months beginning in 1975.  Her popular published journal, My Life at Grey Gardens, is an intimate account of this time period.  She also hosts “The Lois Wright Show,” a television program that airs on the Long Island television network, LTV.

Rebecca Cooper curated the first ever gallery show of Lois Wright’s paintings in 2008 at The Gallery Sag Harbor.  The show was a huge success, selling every painting that was offered.

Celia Maysles is a celebrated director and producer for independent documentaries.  She has worked with Corra Films since 2004.  Maysles met Lois Wright while filming Wild Blue Yonder, her provocative, award-winning, first-person account documentary that chronicles her quest to get to know her father, famed documentarian David Maysles, who died when she was only seven.  Lois has been like an aunt to Celia ever since.

The National Arts Club is a private club whose membership is dedicated to furthering art and artists in America.  The Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South between Park and Irving Place in New York City.

For more information about the “Grey Gardens: Paintings by Lois Wright” exhibit, please visit www.thegallerysagharbor.com or call 212-772-3483.

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