Gallery Archive 2011

The Fourth Annual Juried Photography Show Jurors: Miggs Burroughs & Steven Wander December 9, 2011 – January 19, 2012

The Gallery received 105 fine art photos in black & white or color across 5 categories (First Prize Winners in parentheses):

Animals (Dory Traski of Wilton for Two Pigs)
Artistic & Creative (Jamie Russo of Stamford for Gothic Reading)
Landscapes and City Scenes (Ron Lake of Stamford for 9/11 Memorial)
People and Portraits (Sandy Gennrich of Stamford for Grief)
Pictures That Tell A Story (Shamik Ganguly of Stamford for Albino Child)

Additionally, the People’s Choice Award is conferred to one photo that receives the most votes from Gallery visitors during the exhibit.

“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, who is in her fourth year of coordinating the photography show.

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Color and Line: On and Off the Wall Exhibit by: Sam Wiener & Lori Glavin  October 21, 2011 – November 23, 2011

Color and Line: On and Off the Wall is a collection of recent works by sculptor Sam Wiener and multimedia artist Lori Glavin. Mr. Wiener exhibits sculptures and collages united by vibrant color and a feeling of whimsy. Ms. Glavin’s works include new polystyrene constructions and related color studies in oil. Bright color, strong line, and energetic patterns complement Mr. Wiener’s sculptural works; the result is a complex interplay of color and line.

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Interpretations: Medium as Message
Exhibit by: Karen Larocque, Regina S. Levin, Jan McLean, Victoria Sivigny, Jean Swanson, Susan Spaniol, Kelly Taylor, Diane Ward, and Gretchen Wohlgemuth September 16, 2011 – October 17, 2011

Interpretations: Medium as Message is a collection of expressions and explorations of nine mixed media artists that includes art from Karen Larocque of Rowayton, Regina S. Levin of Westport, Jan McLean of Shelton, Victoria Sivigny of Meriden, Jean Swanson of Bethany, Susan Spaniol of West Hartford, Kelly Taylor of Glastonbury, Diane Ward of Farmington, and Gretchen Wohlgemuth of West Hartford.

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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet…an Exploration of Funnies, Superheroes and Comic Book Art by Regional Artists  Exhibit by:Scott Barnett, Ray Billingsley, Orlando Busino, Jerry Craft, Carl Herring , Jr., Tyler James, Kevin Liell, Frank McLaughlin, Barbara Slate, Everett Soares, Mort Walker, Adam Wallenta and billboard artist Russell Rainbolt  August 4, 2011 – September 10, 2011

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet…an Exploration of Funnies, Superheroes and Comic Book Art by Regional Artists is an exhibit that includes a collection of cartoon & comic book art along with a 60-foot long mural by billboard artist Russell Rainbolt depicting the most famous comic characters in the history of America.

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The Figure: A Group Show Exhibit by: Joseph Moniz, Valery Thurber, Victor Malinowski, Rachel Constantine and Shane Savage-Rumbaugh  June 24, 2011 – July 24, 2011

The Figure: A Group Show is an exhibit of figural works by a group of emerging regional artists who trained and worked in New England. The assembled figural works provide a rare encounter with the beauty, tranquility, and vulnerability of the human figure within fleeting moments and in the midst of arrested movement. A range of styles blend harmoniously to capture the depths of human feeling, explore human relations and solitude, and examine nuances of time, space, and color.

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Art and Photography of the Far East
Exhibit by: Peter Landa May 16, 2011 – June 16, 2011

Art and Photography of the Far East is a visual appreciation of the art, culture, history and every day scenes of the Asian region.

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Images and Inspirations Exhibit by: Jill Gordon April 4, 2011 – May 6, 2011

Images and Inspirations is a solo exhibit wherein the artist juxtaposes her paintings with literary imagery, often revealing shared inspirations.

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Habitat, Fragmentation and Growth Exhibit by: Tracy Walter Ferry & Claudia Mengel  March 1, 2011 – March 30, 2011

2011 Habitat, Fragmentation and Growth is a two-person show that combines sculpture and painting to explore the visceral reaction to the synthesis and deconstruction of life.

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Worlds Collide Exhibit by: Merrill Steiger January 10, 2011 – February 17, 2011

Worlds Collide is the third installment in a series which includes Zen/Dot /Energy and Unseen Universes.

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