NEW YORK — It’s not such a long way from the CT Valley Shore to NYC, at least for this Essex-based art gallery.

Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St., Ivoryton, presents Journey to the Sky, a figurative fine art show, opening this month at Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

The show features eight established and emerging artists from New York City and another seven from New Jersey, Connecticut, California and France. Among them are professors, painters, sculptors and illustrators, who have created a stunning entrance to this storied building. With its peaceful undertone juxtaposed against a soothing yet striking array of color, the show is already being called by previewers, “exactly what we need right now,” according to a press release about the show.

Artists include:

Steven Assael, figurative artist and professor at New York Academy of Art; Brian Branch of Brooklyn, N.Y., featured at New York Fashion Week; JD Baez, a figurative artist from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Marc Brown, graphic artist whose ID design was chosen by the Mayor's office for New York City Municipal identification card ad campaign; Ailene Fields, sculptor and teacher, featured in Port Authority Bus Terminal; Nina Edwards, fashion illustrator and professor at Pratt Institute; Gunnar Magnus, Brooklyn abstract figurative artist; Gina Miccinilli, NYC sculptor recently featured in Hudson Yards; and Sebastian Grey, award-winning designer and winner of current Project Runway.

The title of the show and some of the art carry a subtle homage to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist, who attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, according to the release.

For more information, go to, email, or call 917-573-0029.

Connecticut Media Group