More than 200 students, faculty and staff and area residents attended a reception on Sept. 8 for Visual Arts Department faculty members who presented their works as part of the Akus Gallery's latest exhibition, "Double Time: Exhibition 2011." Another 450 people have visited the gallery since the reception. The exhibition runs through Oct. 16, perfect timing for prospective students and their families attending the Office of Admissions Open House that day.
The exhibition features the work of 32 full-and part-time Visual Arts Department faculty members/artists who employ a variety of media from the traditional to the innovative. "These artist/faculty members not only create vibrant accessible images, they are equally committed to sharing their methodologies and insights," said Gail Gelburd, professor of art history and chair of the Visual Arts Department. "They have been able to accomplish this by doing 'double-time' - working as professional artists, as well as mentors to their students."
For more information regarding this and other exhibitions at Akus Gallery, please call (860) 465-4659 or visit: www.easternct.edu/akusgallery. Shown here, students view Professor Claudia Widdiss's "Untitled" 2011, while another takes a picture of Professor Qimin Liu's "Six-Degree Link: The Student Project" 2007-2009.