Before opening the mActivity fitness center in East Rock last February, co-owners Burch Valldejuli and Pablo Perez envisioned a holistic, community-oriented approach to wellness that would go far beyond the offerings of most gyms.
This past Sunday, the health club hosted its first official art exhibition, entitled “Pairings,” featuring the work of painters Heidi Coutu and Barbara Hawes, who met at the gym and who both explore the beauty, drama, and expressive qualities of flowers. The show runs until the end of the month.
In an interesting juxtaposition, enthusiastic gallery goers filled a long corridor within view of gym members going about their fitness routines.
The show runs through the month of May and can be seen at mActivity Fitness Center, at 285 Nicoll St. in the East Rock section of New Haven.