ARTISTS

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

COUNTEPARTS: May 26 - June 25



counterparts
May 26 to June 25 in Upstairs Gallery. Gallery on the Green, Canton CT.

Exhibit featuring work by Terry Donsen Feder, Susan Bogle Finnegan, Ruta Parker and Mark G. Snyder.

Artists reception Sat. June 3, 6-9pm, 

Hartford Views: Photographs by Pablo Delano



Hartford Views
Photographs by Pablo Delano
May 19-July 1, 2017
Opening Reception: May 19, 6-9pm

ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Pablo Delano, a painter-turned-photographer, documents the city of Hartford in flux. His exhibition Hartford Views consists of large format photographs that focus on the built environment of this small metropolis. The photographs, spanning eight years, highlight the nuances and contradictions inherent in a city with a layered history, and record what has been lost over time. They are not sociological statements, despite their subject matter; Delano’s love of visual form, design, composition, and color elevate the images to works of art.

Woodcut Memory Game


Woodcut Memory Game
Bryan Nash Gill

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill reminds us why. This fun memory game based on his best-selling book, Woodcut, offers twenty-six distinctive woodcut prints (fifty-two pairs) nested in a handsome keepsake box. The arboreal rings come to life in exquisite detail to challenge your mind and beautify your table.

Howard Rackliffe (1917-1987) Selected Works



EXHIBITION: Howard Rackliffe (1917-1987) 
Selected Works at Brick Walk Fine Art 

February 4-May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 42-5pm
 
Porcupine Island - Mixed media on board - 22 x 28 inches

Brick Walk Fine Art is pleased to announce our next exhibition featuring selected paintings by noted area artist, Howard Rackliffe. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with a major exhibition of Rackliffe's work at the New Britain Museum of American Art, presented on the centenary of his birth in New Britain. The exhibition will be comprised of pieces from a number of fine private collections. A self taught artist, Rackliffe was particularly inspired by the rugged and elemental landscapes in Maine but he also painted numerous self-portraits and still lifes with the same rigor and power.

Rackliffe’s paintings have been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Todd Gallery, NY; the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; and the Caldbeck Gallery, ME., and in group exhibitions at the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA; Jacques Seligmann Gallery, NY; and the Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL. He was one of eight artists featured in the 8 From Connecticut exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1960, that also included Cleve Gray and Bernard Chaet. His work was the focus of a retrospective exhibition in 1990 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT. that traveled to the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME. Rackliffe’s works are also represented in the collections of the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA; Columbia University, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Portland Museum of Art, ME; and the Farnsworth Museum, ME.

BRICK WALK FINE ART
322 Park Road
West Hartford, Connecticut
phone (860) 233-1730
brickwalk@sbcglobal.net
CONTACT: Kevin Rita



Ken Morgan exhibit: Nov. 12 to Dec. 31, 2016


[Ken Morgan, Here Come the Clowns, 1999, Mixed media on canvas, 24 x 30 inches]

KEN MORGAN: HOLDING THE LINE-SELECTED WORKS
EXHIBITION DATES: November 12th-December 31st, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 12th, 2-5 pm

Brick Walk Fine Art is pleased to announce our next exhibition which features selected works by Ken Morgan. This exhibition will revisit drawings on canvas and paper that reference the unusual childhood of the artist as he was part of a Connecticut-based family of circus acrobats that performed across the country. Morgan attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. He later moved to Charleston, Maine for several years, where he lived in a grange hall that he bought and restored before returning to Connecticut where he currently resides. Among his recognitions are grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation. His work is in many fine private and public collections including the State of Connecticut Artists Collection.

BRICK WALK FINE ART
322 Park Road
West Hartford, Connecticut
phone (860) 233-1730
brickwalk@sbcglobal.net

Stanwyck E. Cromwell

REFLECTIONS OF TIME: Celebrating 50 Years of Artmaking by Stanwyck E. Cromwell. This exhibition highlights a selection of paintings, drawings and a variety of mixed-media works. Exhibition opens with a free reception: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from 5 – 7:00 p.m.

Conversation with the Artist: Saturday, October 1 at 1:30p.m. Mr. Crowell will discuss his imagery, themes, and passion for bridging diverse communities. Free.

Painting Night: Thursday, October 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. with Irene Hilbert. Be inspired by the current exhibition and create Whimsical Tree, a playful, vibrant painting using line, color, and symbols. All art materials provided for one complete acrylic work of art on canvas. See registration page for an example of the image. Maximum participants is 15. Reservations due by September 30. $45.00 for non-members, $40.00 for members. Click here to register.

Panel Discussion Truths and Myths of Collecting: Anyone Can Collect. Saturday, October 15 from 1 – 2:30p.m. • Panelists include: Betty Hellerman; Lenny Hellerman; Margaret Penn; Betsy Rudden; moderated by Wanda Seldon. Free.

October 29 from 5–7p.m.: Closing reception honoring the artist and the sponsors of the exhibit. Visit with the artist, take your last look at this retrospective exhibition, partake of some refreshments, and enjoy the music. Free.

School and community groups are welcome during open hours or by appointment.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Dan J. & Alice Ford Ferraina and the West Indian Foundation, Inc., the William Kent Charitable Foundation, and the Nigel Cromwell Foundation, Inc.

WINDSOR ART CENTER
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor CT 06095