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Stoneware Exhibit Opening Reception. Join us on Sunday April 29, from 1-3pm at the Gunn Museum in Washington, Connecticut for the opening of the exhibit, Art from the Earth: Early American Stoneware. This exhibition will feature over one hundred pieces of uniquely decorated stoneware, made in the Northeast between 1780 and 1880, assembled by Edwin and Thayer Hochberg, in addition to pieces from David Behnke & Paul Doherty, and Edward & Judith Kelz. Led by artistic director Chris Zaima and designer Sandy Booth this exhibit features wall murals by local artists Keith Templeton and John Pitts, the former scenic artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Large and elaborate examples of stoneware will be creatively displayed on beautiful antique tables, cupboards and armoires from Monique Shay Antiques of Woodbury. Many of the items in this exhibit are for sale including the furniture from Monique Shay and all of the Hochberg stoneware, with a percentage of every sale donated to the Museum.