Written by Dwight Bachman
Portrait of Abigail by Terry Lennox
Willimantic, Conn. -The Julian Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the exhibition, "Double Time: Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition 2011," from Sept. 1 through Oct. 13. The public is invited. Admission is free. A reception with the artists takes place on Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m Patterns and Rhythms by Lula Blocton
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. They guide the students to find their own path, their own visual voice. They inspire and nurture innovation and creativity - attributes that can influence the very core of any student."
"Politics as Usual" by June Bisantz
The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer Hall at
the corner of Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic.
Parking is available on both cross streets. The gallery is fully accessible. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed Mondays and Fridays. For more information regarding this and other exhibitions at Akus Gallery, please call (860) 465-4659 or visit: www.easternct.edu/akusgallery