ARTISTS

Artist posters for Hartford Athletic

[Poster by Corey Pane]

Hartford Athletic starts playing games in its new home Dillon Stadium on July 13, and each week the fans will be greeted by a new poster custom-designed by a local artist.

A 12 by 18 inch poster, similar to rock-concert posters, will be designed for each home game, says to Cynthia Bulaong, executive director of Artists in Real Time, which is coordinating the project with the professional soccer team. The posters will hang in the stadium for each day’s game and be sold to the public.

See Hartford Courant article by Susan Dunne.

Sol LeWitt: A LIfe of Ideas


New bio details artist Sol LeWitt’s complex, contentious relationship with Hartford

Lary Bloom will be speaking about “Sol LeWitt: A LIfe of Ideas" on June 2, 4 p.m., at Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester; June 5, at 5:30 p.m. Lyman-Allyn Museum, New London; Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Institute Library, New Haven; Sept. 12, 5:30 at NBMAA; and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Florence Griswold Museum.

Art in Hartford's Empty Storefronts

Empty storefronts of Hartford have been filled with dozens of artworks.
By SUSAN DUNNE
HARTFORD COURANT - APR 09, 2019

For years, Union Place in Hartford has been a forlorn sight, with 157 linear feet of empty storefronts. Until now.

The three vacant properties across the street from the train station have been filled with 31 pieces of art by 16 local artists to be observed by passers-by.

Gallerist Eric Ben-Kiki, working with Union Place Realty property manager Lisa Drazen, has finished the installation of a pop-up art gallery called the “Inside Out Project: Hartford” as a way of "weaving contemporary art into people’s daily lives.”

An opening reception, with many of the artists present, will be April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the storefronts, and inside the former Seven Sins bar, which is one of the vacancies that Drazen wants to fill.

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"The Tongue is an Eye": Jan. 11 - March 17



"The Tongue is an Eye": 
POETRY, THE VISUAL ARTS, AND WALLACE STEVENS
Connecticut poets mine the collection of the Art Museum for works that capture the spirit of poems by Wallace Stevens.
JANUARY 11 – MARCH 17, 2019

LECTURE 
January 30, 7:00 p.m.
Painting Poetry: Contemporary Artists Interpret Wallace Stevens
Glen MacLeod, Ph.D., University of Connecticut

POETRY READING 
March 6, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Curators Dennis Barone, James Finnegan
and other participating poets

HOURS T, W, F, Sat 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.;
Th 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.; Sun 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
860.231.5399 • www.usj.edu/artmuseum
Art Museum - USJ
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2764


Five Points to acquire former UConn-Torrington campus

Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, which operates two galleries in downtown Torrington, would pay $275,000 for three buildings, constructed in 1965, and five acres of the 90-acre University Drive property. The other 85 undeveloped acres would be purchased for $100,000, by Five Points or by the City of Torrington, according to the nonprofit’s executive director, Judith McElhone.

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Aaron Caycedo-Kimura Oct 26 to Nov 11



Opening Reception October 26, 6 - 9 pm
The Underground Gallery
122 Main Street, Lower Level
Collinsville, Connecticut 06019

Open Studio Hartford 2018


2018 CALL TO ARTISTS

NOW TWO WEEKENDS - November 3 & 4 / 10 & 11
Hartford's City-Wide "art extravaganza" just got better! Half the city will open each weekend making it more enjoyable and accessible for our visitors!

Open your own studio or art-related venue (generally for only one weekend) Artists living outside of Hartford are welcome to join a group venue.

Participating as an artist in OSH is a great opportunity to show your work to thousands of visitors. You have the opportunity to sell your artwork or services and to begin to develop important relationships. If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Bulaong at info@openstudiohartford.com for prompt answers.

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In the Thicket: Susan Bogle Finnegan, paintings, opens April 21



In the Thicket
paintings by Susan Bogle Finnegan
   curated by Ann Finholt and Walter Kendra
April 20 to May 20, 2018
Opening Reception April 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery on the Green
Canton, CT
Gallery hours: Friday - Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
or by appointment
860.693.4102
galleryonthegreen.org


Nature in Black and White



Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Nature in Black & White, March 30 through May 13, with an exhibit of original artwork that highlights the detail and beauty found in nature when artists limit their palettes to grays, whites and black. The six-week show, located at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut includes an Open Reception on Friday, March 30 (6:30-9pm) with new and original work by fine artists and artisans as well as wine, appetizers and desserts.

“The limited palette of this show gives the pieces a modern, almost abstracted style, “says Barbara Nair, Director of Spectrum Gallery. “It requires viewers to look more closely to discern the detail in what they are seeing and to view nature differently when the colors we are accustomed to are not there. This seems to be an ongoing theme in many of our shows – look more closely and take more time when exploring a piece of art.”

Presenting at Spectrum is painter Andrea Marsiano, a New York-based artist, who creates landscapes in soft colors that typically depict imagery of clouds, mountains, the sea, and glaciers; Italian-born and award-winning painter Iacopo Pasquinelli whose work captures the romantic view of the local countryside and coastlines; mixed media artist and painter Margaret VonKleist Emond; collage and mixed media artist Regina Thomas; artist Sandra Baker who creates cutout artworks from paper; and Tanya McIntyre whose compositions incorporate drawing, printmaking, encaustic, collage and painting. Other painters exhibiting at Spectrum Gallery are Jay Babina, Sarah Thompson, Catherine Satsuk, Christine Miller, Marjorie Sopkin, Pam Carlson, and Pat Damiani.

Also presenting in the exhibit are painter Dawn Tyler, who works in oils, painting both in plein air and from photo references; Kathleen DeMeo, a printmaker, painter and mixed-media installation artist whose primary medium is monotype, a painterly form of printmaking; Sharon Lee Dougherty, a painter using multiple media to make imaginative works; Linda King who paints in acrylics and uses pen on paper to create intricate black and white images; and Melissa Imossi, an artist who creates contemporary realistic drawings and paintings. New to Spectrum is sculptor Edward Walsh who works on granite to create stunning and unique black and white bas reliefs of nature. Returning to Spectrum are painter and mixed media artists Judith Osborne, Pam Erickson, and Sharon Lee Didato.

Artworks in black and white are also amply presented through the photographic medium by returning photographer and mixed media artist William Vollers; photographer and collage artist Stephen Martin; and digital photographer C. Peter Chow. Elin Dolle, a mixed media artist and photographer presents several of her powerful images of horses; Sally Perreten captures landscape and nature scenes; as well as photographer George Fellner who creates images from nature – often presented in abstract form and many on metal. New and original works are also available by photographers Normand Charlette, Paul Ramsey, Robert Thomas, and Fred Rosenthal.

Fine artisans in Spectrum Gallery and Store include new work by mixed media and metal artist Beverly Waters; wood artisan Philip Bird creating more one-of-a-kind mirrors, glass artisans Sharon Lewis, Carole Young and Maryann Flick; decorative artisan Joanne Brown; quilter Judy Ross and knitters Christine Mailhot and Marsha Borden. New work by ceramic and pottery artisans are represented by Kiara Matos, Lori Rembetski, Terry van Heusen, Rosemary McClain and Nancy Scilipote. Also in Spectrum’s Store is Lisa Pichnarcik who offers a series of hand-painted greeting cards, as does felter Holly Bollier known for her original paper collage cards and charming felted

A fine jewelry designer new to Spectrum, Susan Riach, is showing her line of sterling silver contemporary, sculptural earrings, bracelets and necklaces with an organic sense of flow inspired by the artist’s study of yoga. Many other favorite designers are refreshing their work with new pieces to celebrate the coming of Spring.

Spectrum Gallery and Store’s new hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12-6pm) and Thursday and Sunday (12-5pm). The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth which organizes classes, workshops and art camps and offers opportunities for emerging and established artists to develop, display and sell their work. For more information call Spectrum (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org; or call the Arts Center (860) 663-5593 and visit artscenterkillingworth.org.

Portraits at Washington Art Gallery

The Washington Art Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, Portraits, opening Saturday, March 31st and running through Saturday, April 28th.

Curated by Susan Bogle Finnegan, the exhibition Portraits will feature selected works by Stephen Brown, Jennifer Knaus, Renee Brown and Mary Anne McCarthy.

John Berger’s collection of essays, Portraits, was the inspiration for this exhibition. Finnegan chose these artists, all with important connections to Connecticut, because the portrait has a significant place in each of their work. Through medium and skill, intensity and strength are evident in the specific way each painting addresses the encounter between artist and the subject. These paintings give the opportunity for the viewer to witness an interesting collective “dialogue” about considering identity and to experience the pleasure of really, really good painting and drawing.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 4pm - 6pm

For more information, contact the gallery at 860.868.2878 or washingtonart@snet.net

Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Marilyn Parkinson Thrall's The Dress/Memory and Metaphor

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 5:30 PM

This exhibition, Marilyn Parkinson Thrall's The Dress/Memory and Metaphor, lends itself to celebrating Women's History Month.

Marilyn Parkinson Thrall’s sculptures have moved from figures to clothing. She creates dresses void of figure to represent the space between our public and private lives. How we look and what we wear determines who we are in the public eye. She works in monochromatic tones to give the sculptures a ghost-like quality.

The exhibit runs March 16-April 29.

ARTWALK
at Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-695-6300

ABSTRACT NARRATIVES: Feb. 8 - 25


ABSTRACT NARRATIVES
Paintings and mixed media work by by Diana Lemcoff, Tom Hlas, and Anita Balkun

Opening reception: Thursday, February 8, 6-8 p.m.
Clubhouse Gallery
1-4pm, Thursday-Sunday

THE WEST HARTFORD ART LEAGUE | 37 BUENA VISTA RD WEST HARTFORD CT 06107 | (860) 231-8019

Jane Peterson: At Home & Abroad
thru Jan. 28

Jane Peterson
At Home and Abroad
Runs through January 28, 2018
Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury CT.

This retrospective of modernist painter Jane Peterson (1876-1965) reflects the lifelong creative output of an artist who started her career as an American Impressionist before World War I and who evolved to become an Expressionist in the latter part of her life. Subjects include her impressionist paintings of France, Venice and the gardens at the estate of her friend Louis Comfort Tiffany; her loosely brushed, softly colored scenes of Turkey and Egypt; and her bold, bright modernist interpretations of her home cities of New York, Gloucester and Palm Beach. Peterson’s colorful and festive subjects are expressive reflections of her zest for life and prodigious energy. Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad unites her work in one location for the first time in over 40 years, showing the breadth of both her skill and subjects.

Open Studio Hartford, Nov. 11-12


2017 OPEN STUDIO HARTFORD

There is so much to take in during OSH's main event - Open Studio Weekend. Plan your Saturday and Sunday by visiting a handful of venues each day. Free parking is available at most venues. Shuttle buses are routed around the City for your convenience and comfort. Follow the red dotted line to see the shuttle route.

Program: OPEN STUDIO PROGRAM