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Eastern Presents "A Glimpse into Akus"

Written by Dwight Bachman

akus glimpse-Profiles with Bird.JPGWillimantic, Conn: -- The Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting "A Glimpse into Akus: Selections from the Permanent Collection at Eastern Connecticut State University" from Oct. 25-Dec. 18. A reception takes place on Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m.

'A Glimpse into Akus' is a series of paintings, sculpture, mixed media and work on paper featuring the work of numerous artists," said Roxanne Deojay, Akus Gallery coordinator. Featured artists include Adam Baer, Guillaume Cornelis Van Beverloo, Colette Butterick, Michael Cipriano, Laura Fragua-Cota, Sue Fuller, Ceci Garcia, Serge Geffrard, John Gregoropoulos, Hugh Kelly, Robert Kiley, Jae-Im Kim, Norman Laliberte, Bonnie Lucas, Bridget Lynch, Bartolome Mayol, Augustus Mazzocca, Laurie Sloan, Estella Tedeschi, David Teft, Frank Trapp, Marie Wheeler, Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Nahum Tschacbasovand Irene Tsachcbasov Zevon. "It's a really fine representation of Eastern's collection, excluding most recent acquisition," said Deojay.


akus glimpse-Groteque Head with Earphone.JPGTom Hebert, adjunct faculty member in the Visual Arts Department agreed: "It's interesting to see pieces that haven't been seen. There's such a wide flavor of abstractions and realism."

The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer Hall at the corner of Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic.  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. For more information, call (860) 465-4659 or visit


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