The International Association of Pastel Societies (fondly known within the pastel community as IAPS) boasts over sixty member societies from the United States. The member societies outside the United States include countries such as Spain, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, France, Australia, and Pakistan. It’s no wonder that artists affection for the pastel medium is flourishing. With pastel’s bright colors, luxurious softness, a variety of techniques, availability of a multitude of pastel products, and the camaraderie among pastel artists who belong to member societies, pastel is truly a perfect medium. This exhibition is a shining example of the pastel medium at its very best!
October 18th – November 17th, 2018
The Loft Artists Association — now celebrating its 40th anniversary — is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artists with a supportive environment and opportunities to exhibit their work, while reaching out to the community at large with education and artistic expression, as well as collaborative projects. Founded in 1978 in the Yale and Towne factory, their grassroots events attract thousands of visitors throughout the tri-state area and have been recognized by city and state funding agencies, as well as corporate and private sponsors.
August 20, 2018 – October 4, 2018
In this three-person photography exhibition, A Mixed bag, visitors saw photographs of Evelyn R. Faulkner, Walter Perez, and Susan Gesmer. On display were beautiful flowers, landscapes from around the world and some of the most impressive animals living around the Galapagos Islands.
June 30, 2018 – August 10, 2018
UConn Stamford Art Gallery Board was pleased to announce its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art Photography Show in the Art Gallery. Over 100 photographs were on display from over 40 area photographers. The Gallery showcased photographs across 5 categories from amateur and professional photographers. 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.
December 11, 2017 – January 25, 2017
In Same Day, Different City, Bruce Horan takes us on a journey through the urban landscape, providing us with a multitude of experiences and reactions that one might encounter while exploring the streets of any given city. Memory, instinct, impression, and impulse drive the scenes in Bruce’s artwork. Bruce Horan’s work is created mainly through oil and acrylic paint medium, oil pastel and graphite on canvas, and generated through quick sketch and expressive gesture that combines the abstraction of flat, impulsive swatches of color and loose perspective and dimension. The figure is a recurring theme within Horan’s work that can represent those we encounter or ourselves and that which we perceive.
February 5, 2018 – March 15, 2018
Ancestors of the Passage is a multi-media installation resulting from Puerto Rican-American artist Imna Arroyo’s quest to visualize her heritage. The installation is composed of 27 terracotta ceramic figures, each extending their hands out to the audience from a sea of acrylic canvases and silk fabric. According to the artist, these figures represent the African ancestors who died in the Middle Passage, where millions of people were forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. The figures are surrounded by 47 black and white collagraphs, which depict the multitudes who witnessed the ancestors’ journey. A digital projection, titled Trail of Bones, further advances the narrative journey suggested in Arroyo’s work.
April 2 – May 4, 2018
Theresa K. Kasun is a professionally trained classical artist and is an advanced software user of Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. She experiments with 3-D artwork, including the fascinating “Cake Light Bright” that is an updated throwback to the 1970s “Light Bright.” She sees future art in developing composite motion graphics, 3-D light sculpture along with painting contemporary subject matter.
May 21 – June 22, 2018