December 20, 2012

Exceptional Receptions

Here are some highlights from recent local artists' receptions that make me want to go back for more:

Silpe Gallery Media Arts Exhibition - go see this, it will knock your socks off!  (call the gallery - it may still be up).

Media Arts Exhibition

Hartford Art School Media Arts Department presents

Object Abatement & Representation Services

December 11 – 18, 2012
Silpe Gallery
Opening Reception Tuesday December 11
7:00 – 9:00pm

collaborative video piece

Near Death Experience by Andrew Reardon

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am through 4:30pm.  The gallery is open some weekend hours depending on the exhibition.  Please call the Hartford Art School’s front desk at 860-768-4393 for more information.
Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

MIXUS at Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford

NOVEMBER 29, 2012 – JANUARY 4, 2013
Reception: THR. NOV. 29, 5:30PM
MIXUS is a group of mixed media artists, with a particular emphasis on collage, who have been meeting and exhibiting together throughout the Greater Hartford area since 2003. The artwork in this exhibition is as varied as the artists that comprise the group. The work reflects a combination of styles and themes from minimalist interpretations of nature, people and places, to work that captures the energy and rhythm of dance, to stories told through parchment remnants from the creation of sacred texts in Israel. The MIXUS artists participating in the Charter Oak exhibition include: Judy Cantwell, Elaine Edelberg, Joy Floyd, Betty Friedman, Jill Henderson Pasanen, Vi Joshua, Hannah Libman,  Carolyn Q. Tertes, Lonny Wilhelm, Gretchen Wohlgemuth, C. Dianne Zweig.

Joy Floyd with her collage work.

More mixed media magic:

Julie Fraenkel at Mercy Gallery at Loomis Chaffee School (Sept.2012)

Julie and artist Debi Pendell

"Disperse and Converge" at Artspace Hartford (Sept. 2012)

Hartford Art School MFA Alum exhibited their most recent art work.

Joyce Conlon, Stephanie Lauretano, Kerry St. Laurent, Anita Balkun
(artwork by Susan Bradley and Stephanie L.)

Stephen Brown: Legacy, Joseloff Gallery at the University of Hartford (Sept. 2012)

A very moving remembrance of the brillance of Stephen, my mentor and friend.

Stephen's self portraits.

Drezner Gallery at Farmington Valley Arts Center Sept. 2012)

TAG art display by multiple artists.

for extra inspiration, check out the Vtica blog from the VT Institute of Art, a great way to reflect on the year: