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Gallery Archive 2014

2014

“6TH Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show & Sales” Exhibit by: Various December 12, 2013 – January 23, 2014

UConn Stamford was pleased to announce its 6th Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show and Sale, held from December 12th, 2013 to January 23rd, 2014 in the Art Gallery. The Gallery showcased photographs across 5 categories from amateur and professional photographers.“This is one of our favorite exhibits, as it showcases the work of local talent and really brings the community into the University Gallery,” says Kerrie Mills, Art Gallery Board member. Fine art photos in black & white or color were viewed in the following categories: People and Portraits, Landscapes and City Scenes, Animals, Pictures That Tell a Story, Other Artistic and Creative Expressions. Additionally, the People’s Choice Award is conferred to one photo that receives the most votes from Gallery visitors.

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“Faces of Winter Building on Classics” Exhibit by: CT Portrait Society
February 6, 2014 – February 28, 2014

The University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery was pleased to announce CSOPA’s Seventh Biennial Fine Art Portrait Exhibition and Symposium. This exhibit includes fine art portrait paintings, drawings, and sculpture; features events free and open to the public; and includes a symposium that convenes master portraitists and special guests in celebration of renowned artist Nelson Shanks and the elements of extraordinary artistic success. Opening events include a “paint off trio” with live portrait demonstrations by award-winning painters, and a Valentine Awards Reception with paint-off silent auction, live music, and refreshments; all free and open to the public on February 6th. Come meet the artists!

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“Two Viewpoints” Exhibit by: Deborah & Bill Bonnell
March 8 to April 8, 2014

The UCONN Stamford Art Gallery Board is pleased to announce its newest art exhibit entitled “Two Viewpoints”. The exhibit will run from March 8 to April 8. This exhibit is a 2 person show, highlighting recent fine art landscape paintings & sculptures by Deborah Pierce Bonnell, Bill Bonnell.

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“Nature Transposed” Exhibit by: Marcia Wolfson Ray
April 16 to May 28, 2014

Marcia Wolfson Ray hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Her art has always focused on nature and it was this interest in the natural world that led her to use organic materials in her sculptures. The source of her ideas comes from nature. Nature also provides the materials for the pieces themselves. “I collect most of my materials myself. Dog fennel, phragmites, hibiscus, pine bark, groundsel and marsh elder are examples of some of the plants I use to construct the sculptures.” The collecting is done after the growing season is over, mainly in autumn, winter and early spring. The fields and marshes of the eastern shore of Maryland provide much of the material.

The geography of these places, the light, temperature and season all contribute to the form and appearance of the work. “Many of the pieces were constructed outdoors. The environment is a silent collaborator. The wind whispers in my ear. The sun, rain, snow all manifests their influences on the pieces. What I hope the viewer takes away from my work is the intense feelings the natural world stirs in me.”

The materials are simple, and the surfaces are treated to seal them so that while the works may appear delicate or fragile they have a strength and durability that withstands years of moving from place to place.

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“Ethereality” Exhibit by: Audrey & Drew Klotz
June 5 – July 10, 2014

Once again the Klotz couple are at it again. This artist couple from Weston Ct. Have joined forces to bring the people of Stamford a show that they won’t forget.

Drew Klotz a kinetic sculptor brings his talents indoors, sculptures that he insists you touch, turn on and familiarize with first hand. “I love it when the viewer is a participant with the art, hands on is a key component, finally Kids CAN touch the art!” With his toy like art and his wife’s brilliant colors of her abstract paintings, your senses will be in overdrive!

Enjoy, and experience the true merriment of ART!

Audrey graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. The key to her abstract paintings are their ability to beautifully display interplay of lively color and movement. It has been said that her paintings transform a blank canvas into a colorful world of fantasy.

Drew is an artist whose fascinating sculptured art in motion depicts the world of kinetic energy. For over 35 years his wind motion art has graced lawns and galleries all across America. His web site describes Kinetic sculpture as “an art form, an assemblage comprised of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or natural stimuli, such as the wind.”

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“A Carnival Spectacular” Co-Exhibit by:Tracy Collamore Powers
July 21 – August 28, 2014

Just in time for some Summer fun, the UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to present the art works of Tracy Collamore Powers, entitled “A CARNIVAL SPECTACULAR!” The exhibit will show from July 21th through August 28th 2014.

 

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“STILL” Exhibit by: Monique Luchetti & James Mullen
September 8 – October 16, 2014

Drawings by Monique Luchetti & Paintings by James Mullen.

Monique’s renderings of ancient birds, which appear at Yale’s Peabody Natural History Museum are fantastic. Some are on drawn on a unique mural, others individually. Monique uses the mummified birds to draw them with a life form ingredient. Its purpose is to make one stop and ponder the environmental crisis impacting both wildlife wild and to our selves today.

Viewing the magnificent landscape paintings of James Mullen are like gazing through a wide screen cinema scope window.  His paintings bring together the relationship between photography and painting. He has begun to more fully examine the role photography plays in our understanding of experience, and some of the associations that we assign to it.

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“Hooked Fiber Art” Exhibit by: Newtown Hooked Art Shows
October 25 – November 29

STAMFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, announces its fall exhibit, HOOKED ART 2014, on view October 25 through November 29, 2014, in the University’s Gallery.

Hooked Art 2014 presents work by 18 artists from the United States and Canada, who create contemporary hooked fiber art. This is an eclectic show, demonstrating a diversity of ideas, materials and techniques, and curated as a representation of the breadth of work being created in this medium today. Originality, innovative use of materials, sculptural and three-dimensional forms are evident in all of the work presented. These artists, all affiliated with Newtown Hooked Art Shows, exemplify a 21st century approach to working within the traditional medium of rug hooking. The technique itself is used in highly personal and idiosyncratic ways as a means of individual artistic expression, and of broadening the perception of hooked fiber art today.

Rug hooking’s mid-19th century origins are as a “craft of poverty,” one of the few indigenous art forms developed by women of the American northeast and the Canadian Maritime Provinces for the entirely practical purpose of household insulation. In addition to being a domestic activity, rug hooking helped strengthen community and social ties, for while creating their works, women often met together to exchange ideas and designs. Rug hooking eventually transformed over the course of the 20th century into a fine craft, and in recent decades hooking artists, like quilters, have begun exploring new approaches to the medium in order to create fine art objects.

Artists in this exhibit have created works that greatly expand the boundaries of the medium through their use of vibrant color and unusual materials such as paper and plastic, sculptural forms, and an emphasis on creativity rather than practicality. Yet in many of these works there are elements of and references to community and daily life, so important to their ancestral rug makers. In these contemporary works, from the use of repurposed plastic, to social commentary, to the beauty found in nature, and to pure artistic inspiration, viewers will find many surprises.

For a unique art experience, plan to visit Hooked Art 2014. You’ll find an explosion of contemporary color and form like nothing you’ve seen before. More than 50 works by eighteen artists will be on view in the perfect contemporary setting – the modern glass and steel Gallery.
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The Opening Reception is Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 from 1-4 PM – the public is invited to attend this free event. View spectacular contemporary art in the perfect setting; meet our Awards Juror, Lee Kogan, Curator Emerita at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City; meet the artists; speak with six authors at book signings; and enjoy refreshments.

This is the largest selection of juried contemporary hooked art ever assembled – a modern feast for the senses. It is a show not to be missed!

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“7th Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show & Sales” Exhibit by: 32  Photographers
December 12, 2014 – January 22, 2015

UCONN Stamford was pleased to announce its 7th Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show and Sale, held from December 12th, 2014 to January 22nd, 2015 in the Art Gallery. The Gallery showcased 108 photographs across 5 categories from amateur and professional photographers. Fine art photos in black & white & color were submitted in the following categories: People and Portraits, Landscapes and City Scenes, Animals, Pictures That Tell a Story, Other Artistic and Creative Expressions. List of award winners. Additionally, the People’s Choice Award was conferred to one photo that received the most votes from Gallery visitors.

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