Anita Gangi Balkun at Artwalk

Upcycled Sampler

Anita Gangi Balkun

December 5, 2014 - January 9, 2015

Artist's Statement - Anita Balkun
I am a collector of the commonplace. My work reuses stuff headed for the recycle bin or trash and transforms it into unexpected forms. The straightforward integrity of the materials allows the sculptural and sometimes interactive aspect of the artwork to highlight extraordinary qualities of the objects. I search for content within the history of the object - its use or its journey - and use that information as a springboard to the form. Abundance, multiples, texture and generosity also have their place in the artworks.

While the "stuff" is familiar, its juxtaposition to a particular space or daily activity adds potency and intention to its artistic transformation. This sampling of artwork demonstrates the ability of throwaway materials to transform the spaces they occupy, availing you to see them in a new context and in large-scale formats. They fuse recognizable materials to the tempo of life, and often originate through situations of personal serendipity.

Opening Reception: Friday December 5
Please join us on Friday, December 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to celebrate this new exhibition in the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, located in the heart of the city at 500 Main Street.

About the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library.

Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibit

Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition
Joseloff Gallery

On view November 7 though December 7.
View work created by the Hartford Art Schools varied and talented faculty.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Five Points: Finnegan, Caldwell and Evans

"Spruce Study" by Susan Bogle Finnegan
Opening reception Friday September 12, 6pm.

Exhibit runs from September 11 through October 11.
Susan Bogle Finnegan (West Gallery)
Charlotte Evans (TDP Gallery)
Harriet Caldwell (East Gallery)

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 618-7222

RealUnreal at RAW

Hilary Brace



About the Exhibition: RealUnreal challenges traditional notions of representation through the work of four artists who make the intangible aspects of time, memory, imagination and scientific theory tangible in their representations of the natural world. Through the imagined atmospheres Hilary Brace creates; to the manifestation of the underlying clock work of mother nature in Linda Darlings work; to the notions of memory and time infused in the work of Thom Sawyer, and Dennis Pinette; these artists bend our pliable notions of place, by making the real unreal, and the unreal real.

Curated by Peter Waite.

July 10-26

"The Bada Bing" by Patricia Rosoff
Simsbury abstract artist Joe Nicorici wanted to curate an abstract exhibit, and in February, he signed up his first artist: Patricia Rosoff, his art teacher and mentor at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, where he was in the class of 1999.

Rosoff did not live to see the exhibit. She was killed in late March in an auto accident in West Hartford.

But the show must go on...full Susan Dunne Article.

UNTITLED: ABSTRACT EXHIBITION is at Hartford ArtSpace, 555 Asylum Ave., from July 10, when it opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. (suggested donation $5), until July 26. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Half of the artists' entry fees, and a percentage of donations from the reception, will benefit the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Details:

Hocker at Vernon Community Arts Center

Image: Woven Water III detail (photo by the artist)


Solo Exhibition on the theme of Water by Connecticut Artist Barbara Hocker will be at The Vernon Community Arts Center  from June 22, 2014 through September 27, 2014.

Vernon, Connecticut – River/Sea is an exhibition of works on/of paper that explore the artist’s thoughts on water as both subject matter and metaphor. Traces of a flood, memories of a childhood by the sea, and the trauma of oil spills are the artist’s inspiration for a series of handmade books, two room-sized installations, and other works on/of paper. Hocker begins with digital images of water from Connecticut waterways and combines them with various other waterbased media, encaustic, and video to produce ethereal yet intimate works of art. Through the Static and Distance is a room-sized installation of hanging rice paper panels printed with digital photos and infused with encaustic. Video projections provide the lighting. Viewers can travel into the center of the sculpture and back out again. The artist will be in residence June 16 to June 20 creating another on-site paper/fabric waterfall installation. The public is invited to visit from 1pm to 5pm each day to watch the installation take shape.

There will be an opening reception for the artist on Sunday June 22, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm. The public is welcome. Gallery hours: Thursday – Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Richard Harden through May 4 at the Clare Gallery

The Clare Gallery is pleased to present Metanoia, a dramatic series of paintings by artist Richard Harden. The series consists of more than fifteen paintings that question the human condition through metaphorical associations. This exhibition is free and open to the public and extends from March 20–May 4, 2014.

A reception will be held on Thursday, April 24th, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. At the reception, Harden will discuss his undying search for universal meaning and imagery in the struggles and resurrection of the human condition.

The Clare Gallery’s hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Gallery and all related events are open to the public. Free parking is available directly across from the church, and the facility is handicapped accessible. More information may be found at, click “Community Life” and then Clare Gallery.

Artworks at Artspace


Opening Reception: March 8, 6-9pm
Artspace, 555 Asylum Ave, Hartford

This 'Paper New England' ( show curated by Clinton Deckert and Michael Shortell brings together 39 artists all formerly part of the Artworks Gallery cooperative.

Exhibition: March 8 - March 29, 2014
Saturday 12 to 5; Sunday 12 to 5; or by appointment

More info: 860-236-4787

Juan J. Moreno - Beyond Image

Juan J. Moreno
Beyond Image: exploring the nature of color through abstract painting
February 3 – April 4, 2014
Whitson Gallery & Brick Wall Exhibition Space

Arts Project - UConn-Torrington

Artist's Talk & Reception - Whitson Gallery
Thursday, February 20, 2014 • 7pm - 8:30pm;
inclement weather date February 27th

Solid, Liquid, Vapor at Mercy Gallery

Solid, Liquid, Vapor — an exploration in print
Tuesday, January 14 – February 14, 2014
Mercy Gallery - Loomis Chaffee

(Image above: Anne Beresford — detail from Eye, photo intaglio.)

A group show exploring sustainability in printmaking curated by Liz Chalfin

Artists include: Anita S. Hunt, Victoria Burge, Lynn Peterfreund, Larinda Meade, Tekla McInerney, Barbara Furbush, Joyce Silverstone, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Maya Malachowski Bajak and Anne Beresford.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 6:45—8:45 p.m.