October 18, 2012

Lois Dodd
October 18 – November 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18th 4 – 7 PM
Lois Dodd is associated with a particular strain of east coast landscape painting whose lineage includes Charles Hawthorn and Edwin Dickinson. Her landscapes reduce the elements in nature to simple direct painting techniques evoking the patchwork effects of associated with the advent of modernism in Europe at the end of the 19th century.  Her work is also aligned with American Modernists such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe.  These American artists began reducing natural forms to near-abstractions during the first decade of abstract painting in Europe.  Born in 1927, Lois Dodd began showing at the legendary Tananger Gallery in New York in 1954.  These were the formative years when New York was in the process of evolving into the world capital for contemporary art due to the advent of Abstract Expressionism in America.  Abstract painting was taking over the world at mid-century and artists in Lois Dodd's circle of influence began incorporating their ideas while staying loyal to their figurative roots. – Mark Strathy, Director

We thank The Alexandre Gallery for their generosity in loaning work for this exhibition.
CCSU Chen Art Gallery
CCSU Art Galleries
1615 Stanley St.
Maloney Hall, 2nd floor
New Britain, CT 06050
Tel: 860-832-2633
Fax: 860-832-2634

At Miss Porter's:
The reception for the Haitian Paintings Show
is this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Here is a link to the show:

There will be other items from Haiti's Back Porch for sale during the reception, including a hand painted silk scarf, metal art, hand embroidered linen napkins, papier mache vase and bowl, hand-beaded purses, and a wooden "lily" bowl made by famous Haitian artisan Einstein Albert.  Among Albert's collection is the "Diana bowl" named that after Princess Diana purchased one. 

Proceeds from sales benefit the programs of Outreach to Haiti.
These programs include health care services, student sponsorship, and other educational support, parish twinning, support of two orphanages, and a neighborhood meal program for children.

The exhibit continues for the month of October
in the Gilbert Gallery in the dining hall:
Haitian Paintings
from Haiti's Back Porch, a store in Middletown, CT
which is part of the non-profit organization,
Outreach to Haiti.   http://outreachtohaiti.org

The exhibition includes the work of
Destiné Alex, Kens Cassagnol, François Cauvin,
Georges Desarmes, Pascal Dubuc, Préfète Duffaut,
Hilome Jose, Reynald Joseph, and Jonas Profil.

One Book One Hartford: Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation in America 
Monday, October 22, 6:00PM
Downtown Library
Join us for a discussion about the Jim Crow Laws. Where did they come from and how did we overcome them? How do they reveal the racial situation of the time? Attorney Richard Voigt, Labor and Employment Lawyer with McCarter & English in Hartford, discusses the conditions in society and in the courts.

Admission is free. Contributions are welcome.
Gallery Hours: Thurs - Sat Noon - 5.
PHONE : 860.482.5122 EMAIL artwell@sbcglobal.net

mark your calendar!

The 44th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
October 27 - December 24, 2012
Open daily: Mon - Sat 11 to 6, Thu 11 to 8, Sun 1 to 5; Dec 24 11 to 2 
Our 44th Annual Celebration of American Crafts opens October 27! Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more. All proceeds from the Celebration of American Crafts directly support the artists and CAW's community programming.

We've also got some terrific events planned for this year, including:

Sunday, November 11, 11 am to 1 pm 
Join us for a fashion show and champagne reception, featuring styles from this year's Celebration, modeled by members of our community! Tickets: $20, good for $20 toward your purchases on the 11th. RSVP: 203-562-4927.

Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11 
Don't miss this spectacular trunk show, featuring the work of knitwear designer Andrea Geer. Come for one-of-a-kind styles in a wide range of colors and sizes. 

Thursday, November 15, 5 to 8 pm 
Join us for our annual reception honoring the Connecticut-based artists participating in this year's Celebration!