Written by Allison Kelly
The reception formally opens the exhibition, "Taking Shape: Selections from the Collection of Eastern Connecticut State University," which runs from March 19 through May 7, and will include "Shape Up!", an interactive area for preschool children.
"Wall Drawing 978" will make its
From March 30 through April 3, during which time the gallery will be open to the public, Jesse Good, LeWitt assistant, and four Eastern Visual Arts students - Christina Ciacci, Hanna Shea, Patrick Donahue and Katherine Riotte - will paint the acrylic mural of a vibrant blue pyramid on a field of red. This work is on loan to Eastern courtesy of the Estate of Sol LeWitt.
Also included in "Taking Shape" are selections from Eastern's permanent collection including screenprints by Ilya Bolotowsky and Manuel Facal; ceramic macquettes by Dorothy Mayhall; and the Sol LeWitt, "Pyramid #5," 1986, a sculpture gifted by the artist to Eastern in 1993.
The Akus Gallery collaborated with Eastern's Child and
The Julian Akus Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays; on Thursday; and on Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed Mondays and Fridays; Special open hours are on Monday, March 30 and Friday, April 3 during the execution of the LeWitt mural. Parking is available on both cross streets. The gallery is fully accessible. For more information regarding this and other exhibitions at Akus Gallery, please call the Akus Gallery at (860) 465-4659 or visit the web site: http://akusgallery.easternct.edu