Cindy Tower “Art into Land” Branford Land Trust Benefit

For two days only, Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, From 2 -6 P.M., Branford’s Hammer estate will host Cindy Tower’s “Art into Land”, a Branford Land-Trust benefit art show. Tower will be selling tree-themed paintings and sculptures.

This particular body of work was featured in “Westward Expansion Inwards,” a 1993 solo exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City that saw Tower create a national park of painted recyclables for her viewers to hike through. The exhibition’s aim was to forge a personal connection between her youth spent pioneering the Brooklyn art scene and the life of her great, great grandfather, Galen Clark, a founding father of Yosemite National Park. Tower discovered Clarke through an old photograph, and learned that he was one of three men to write Abraham Lincoln regarding the preservation of Yosemite Valley, the area that would go on to become the country’s first land grant.

In keeping with her ancestral history, Tower hopes to preserve land through the sale of her work and will be donating 50% of the show’s profits to the Branford Land Trust.

The Hammer estate is located at #591 Main Street, Branford, CT, 06405 (exit #54 on Interstate #95), through the gate, behind a twenty-foot stonewall.