Kistner, who specializes in family and portrait photography, is the mother of two children with Tourette syndrome, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocalizations known as tics. Her gallery show will feature portraits of children and young adults with Tourette’s.
Southport Galleries is honored to present the photography exhibition “Reflections; the Faces of Tourette Syndrome” at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 17, 2017 featuring the work of Kristie Kistner, the winner of the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s annual Images competition.
Ms. Kistner specializes in family and portrait photography and, as a mother of two children with Tourette Syndrome, she specializes in powerful and deeply soulful images of her clients. Kristie uses photography to "give the viewer time to reflect on the subject without the distraction of tics to understand that they are no different than the rest of us."
Southport Galleries looks forward to the opportunity to shine a light on the syndrome and invites the community to a special family reception on Sunday, September 17th, 2-4PM. The exhibition continues through September 30th. Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 203-292-6124,
Add some color to your walls with a unique monotype from our new artist Helen Werngren.
"For as long as I can remember I have painted and created various forms of art. With a love of color, I have gone from representational landscape painting to pure abstraction, using a bright palette, painterly brush strokes, layers, textures, marks and drips."-Helen Werngren
Southport Galleries is delighted to welcome, Brechin Morgan as our featured artist for our early summer exhibition, "Voyages & Vistas: Southport to Sri Lanka." Brec's artistic vision is inspired by his unique, nearly 5-year journey circumnavigating the globe aboard the 27-foot sailing vessel, Otter. During his solo voyage he sketched and water-colored sunrises and sunsets, ports and ship industry--selling his works along the way to finance his incredible journey. Brec's compilation of his emailed reports, "We're All On the Journey" shares the trip's first year--available in a Kindle edition for the armchair sailor. Brec now finds inspiration in our local waters from his studio in Bridgeport and spent much of this spring painting Southport's unparalleled harbor vistas. His canvas, "Blessing of the Fleet" will be the featured image to promote the village's annual Blessing of the Fleet Parade on Saturday, June 24th.
Join us May 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. to meet this accomplished artist, navigator and local legend.