Danielson, CT. -The Spirol Gallery at Quinebaug Valley Community College will present the exhibition, "Art Rocks," from Aug. 29. through Oct. 6. The public is invited. Admission is free. A reception with the artists takes place on Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m.
This exhibition features the work of two Eastern Connecticut State University professors -- Andy Jones, professor of visual arts and Drew Hyatt, professor of environmental earth science --whose on-going collaboration examines the geological origins and artistic aesthetic of a dramatic landscape commonly referred to as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon." Working with students and colleagues at Eastern, Jones and Hyatt examine the intersection of art and science through plein aire and studio paintings, immersive imagery, geological core samples, ground penetrating radar and three-dimensional laser scanning.
"The Art Rocks project began with a cluster of first-year program classes that Andy and I team-taught, but then evolved into a collaboration examining landscapes from multiple perspectives," said Hyatt. "It was great fun to have this project used this past summer in the Connecticut Science Center, and we are now working on local landscapes such as Diana's Pool in south Chaplin. This is the first time I've ever been in an art exhibit so I am quite excited to be part of it, especially given all the new art work that Andy has prepared for the show."
"My artwork has been enriched due to our art and science collaboration," said Jones. "I have enjoyed everything we have worked on together and the QVCC exhibition is a great way to showcase our projects in a gallery setting."
The gallery is located at 742 Upper Street in Danielson. Parking is available on both cross streets. Gallery hours are 9 a. m. - 9 p. m. Monday - Friday. For more information regarding this and other exhibitions at the Spirol Gallery, please call (860) 412-7265 or visit: www.qvcc.commnet.edu/ArtGallery.html