A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist

The-Spring-House-Windham-c.-1910-1919.-J.-Alden-Weir.-Estate-of-William-B.-Carlin-233x300Dr. Anne Dawson is the guest curator for A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum May from May 7 – Sept 11, 2016. Weir is most often associated with his studio at Weir Farm in western Connecticut, yet many of the artist’s best works were created at his little known retreat in Windham, where he painted each summer for nearly four decades. A Good Summer’s Work focuses on paintings created in eastern Connecticut by Weir and others in his circle, including Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. Bringing together for the first time more than forty works from museums and private collections across the country, the exhibit considers the unique inspiration that American Impressionists drew from the eastern Connecticut landscape.

Tom Hebert Exhibition

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Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery
Manchester Community College
SBM Charitable Foundation Building
Great Path, Manchester, CT

The exhibition will run from April 7th to May 4th

For more information please contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan 860-512-2693
sclassen-sullivan@mcc.commnet.edu

Tom has had numerous one-person shows in New England, and has exhibited at O.K. Harris Works of Art, and at Exit Art, both in New York City.  His work has been included in many group exhibitions in the United States and in Germany. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (NYC), and of three Fellowship Awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.  He was also an Artist in Residence at Gesamthochschule Universitat in Kassel, Germany. His work is included in a number of collections including those of the Stefan Stux gallery of New York City, the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida, the Mobil Oil Corporation, and the Aetna Insurance Company. Tom lives and works in Willimantic, CT. and is also an adjunct professor of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Professor Claudia Widdiss Exhibition

Work by Professor Claudia Widdiss was exhibited at the Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from June 5 to September 6, 2015. The exhibition Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places displayed contemporary sculptures crafted by New England artists within the historic grounds.

More information can be found here.

It’s Always You

Professor June Bisantz released Volume 2 of her Jazz album the Chet Baker Project where she collaborated with pianist Alex Nakhimovsky, guitarist Norman Johnson, and Gabor Viragh.

The album has received numerous positive reviews, while the title cut “It’s Always You”, rose to the top 40 on the FMQB Adult Contemporary national airplay charts from May through June 2015.

“June masterfully recreates the soft, lyrical, very intimate singing style of Baker. Her pure, beautiful voice with expressive intonations envelops the listener and immerses one in an imaginary jazz club atmosphere…”

-Leonid Auskern  JazzQuad.ru Magazine, Russia

“Cool and still full of emotion – just like Chet Baker.”
-Hans-Bernd Kittlaus Jazz Podium Magazine, Germany

A Celebration of Trees Exhibition

A Celebration of Trees: an Art Exhibition
April 19 – May 31, 2015

Opening Reception April 19th at 3:00 pm G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street, Wilton, CT
At 2:00pm Andy Jones will describe his work creating the historic Chater Oak tree on the US Mint CT centennial quarter.

“Ink’d” Student Exhibition

Inked Exhibition

The students of Professor Gail Gelburd’s Museums Studies Class have curated Ink’d: From Scarification to Personal Tatoos. This exhibition will be on view in the Student Center, room 223 from December 10th–17th, 2013. It opens on December 10 from 4-6 pm with a reception and series of educational and exciting events. The exhibition space will be open December 11th–13th from 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm, December 14th–17th from 12-2 pm.

Visitors will learn about sanitary means of tattooing and can get a henna tattoo drawn by one of the art majors. The exhibition focuses on the history and cultural variations of tattoos from African scarification to today’s proliferation of tattoos. The images are accompanied by didactic materials about each culture.

The students in the course devised the theme, conducted the research. They were divided into museum departments and curated the works, condition reported, catalogued and labeled the images, prepared accompanying educational programming, promoted the exhibition, managed the budget, and then designed the exhibition, the flyers, didactics, and labels. They  worked as a team to carefully install the exhibition and open it up for public viewing.

Gail Gelburd is Professor of Art History.

Visual Arts Club Group Project for Spring 2014

Little Red Visual Arts Club

For spring 2014, the Visual Arts Club will be creating a 2-dimensional group artwork investigating how individual and group identity might co-exist. The intention of the piece is to use the grid as the underlying structure containing individual artworks from members of the club. Each artwork will be 8 x 8 inches. When the artworks are hung together, using the grid, they will create a larger scaled artwork representing the clubs creativity, individuality and group persona.

For this group artwork, the overall theme is “Fantasy.” Individual pieces will be based on any sub theme such as sci-fi, romance, horror, steampunk, etc. Under those subthemes, Visual Arts Club member will have a lot of freedom to come up with a “scene” or idea. An investigation of media will be discussed, so to encourage the learning of new techniques in the visual arts.

For more information email the President, Emily Chubet, at visualarts@my.easternct.edu

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