Whatever you call it: Hero, Submarine, Hoagie, Torpedo or Poor Boy here in New London it is “The
GRINDER”. A celebration of New London as the originator of the term “Grinder”. Come out and try
many styles of Grinders and Italian foods. This event we will be working with the Hygienic Art gallery.
On September 15, 2012 Hygienic Art Galleries presents "Italians Visions/Visioni Italiano" The exhibition will
feature American artists who live in Italy and are inspired by the Italian culture in producing their artwork. The
artists in this exhibition include Alan Feltus, Lani Irwin, Alexander Shundi, Martha Wakeman and Marlene
Alan Feltus and Lani Irwin live in the countryside outside of Assisi They both exhibit their work in New York
City and around the country. Marlene McLoughlin is a well known illustrator based in Rome. her illustrations have
appeared in many Williams-Sonoma cookbooks and for this exhibition will focus on a paintings of Rome. Alexander
Shundi was born in Italy studied in Milan, Yale University and Paris and has exhibited though out the world. Martha
Wakeman the curator of this exhibition and painter who lives in New London with her husband, professor of Italian
history at Connecticut College. They live part time in Perugia where Martha leads bi yearly art expeditions and
In coordination of this exhibition Hygienic Art is planning an Italian cultural event in the Art Park the night of the
opening. The mini festival will include participation of New London's Italian community and will celebrate the food,
music and art of our collective Italian heritage.