"WaterScapes" by Elisabeth J Levy at the Mercy Center

"Ripples" © Elisabeth J. Levy

"Ripples" © Elisabeth J. Levy

Madison’s Mercy by the Sea Retreat & Conference Center will be hosting Bethel artist Elisabeth J Levy’s photography exhibit WaterScapes from July 11-August 15, 2018.

The opening reception will be on July 15 from 2-4pm at the Mary C. Daly, RSM Gallery on the premises at 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT. The reception is free and open to the public.

From the press release: "WaterScapes is the latest effort of Fairfield County based Photographic Artist Elisabeth J Levy who is known for her luminous yet intimate images of the natural world, as well as her original Zen & The Art of Seeing Photography & Mindfulness Workshop series. The WaterScapes exhibit is divided into three distinct parts that each honor water in a unique way. The Sound Beauty collection was shot entirely along the Connecticut Shoreline, spanning three seasons including a fortuitous January thaw and according to the artist is a tribute to the magic of the Long Island Sound. The Ripples series – a more abstract approach and a distinct departure in style from the more conventional landscapes Levy is known for – captures the shapes, colors, patterns, and textures of a 'beloved freshwater swimming quarry' in her Bethel, CT hometown.

The third portion of WaterScapes titled Water Dance is Levy’s first foray into Video Montage. She explains, “since it is the movement of water that creates most of its rapture I felt that to most accurately reflect its enthralling spell I had to use moving images.” Water Dancecontains footage captured in a diverse collection of locations and according to Levy was created 'to inspire and soothe the soul.'"