Art Galleries: Manchester Community College to Launch Connecticut Community College Faculty Art Exhibit | Free time

Manchester Community College’s Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery will exhibit the artwork of the Visual Fine Arts faculty, as well as the work of faculty from all Connecticut community colleges, in “The Art of Teaching Art” .

An opening reception at the gallery will be held today, February 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The artists will be on hand to talk about their work.

The exhibit, while showcasing the talent of visual fine arts faculty in their own right, is designed to focus on how art making and art education have long gone hand in hand. The themes of the work address the question of how art educators instill creativity in the next generation of artists and designers while practicing their own craft.

Featured teachers from Manchester Community College are Brett Eberhardt (painting and drawing), Visual Fine Arts Chair Daniel Long (photography), Kate Oggel (ceramics), Maura O’Connor (graphic design), Patricia Carrigan (painting and drawing) and Tim Kussow (sculpture). Also included is the work of faculty from the community colleges of Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Middlesex, Northwestern, Norwalk, and Tunxis.

The Raymond Library, 840 Main St., East Hartford, welcomes the community to view artwork created by students from Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris and Silver Lane Elementary Schools. Colorful art is on display throughout the children’s department of the ground floor library.

The art installation is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the East Hartford Public Library. During an in-service teacher training held in the building, art teachers from across the school system toured the library and saw the permanent art and museum works on display and were asked to view the Raymond Library as a public art space to share student art.

The works on display were created using a variety of mediums and techniques ranging from watercolor and collage to paper folding and pastels. Inspiration in the creation of some pieces includes the use of literature such as “Iggy Peck, architect” by Andrea Beaty and “Windblown” by Edouard Manceau.

Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, will host a fiber arts exhibit from Saturday, February 5 through February 26.

The textile arts have a long tradition not only of utility, but also of storytelling and self-expression. This exhibition celebrates the hard work and creativity of fiber artists with quilts, dresses, tapestries, sculptures, and more.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Manchester Art Association presents its latest exhibition, ‘Colorful Brushwork’, at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St., until April 6

The exhibition features works created with oils, water-based oils, alkyds and/or acrylics.

The Windsor Art Centre, 40 Mechanic St., will feature works by resident studio artists at Windsor Station in an exhibition that will run until March 5.

The artists exhibited at “Art from Across The Tracks: A Celebration of the ‘Studio'” are:

• Andres Chaparro, paintings inspired by jazz.

• LeaAnn Cogswell, figurative sculpture of human and animal forms.

• Cathy Doocy, exploration of composition and color using the vernacular of landscape painting.

• Michelle Hawran, paintings inspired by her family history.

• JoeSam, multimedia artist reflecting Afro-American culture.

• Adam Lenz, works on paper.

• Xarea Lockhart, catwalk and ready-to-wear.

• Amy Hoffman, mixed floral and landscape images

Gallery hours are Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Manchester Art Association presents its latest exhibition, “Colorful Brushwork”, at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St.

This exhibit features members’ works created with oils, water-based oils, alkyds and/or acrylics.


The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will open the spring semester of 2022 with the exhibition “Capturing the Ephemeral: Celebrating Theater and Performance Media at Eastern,” which will run through February 18. The exhibit will premiere today with an opening reception at 4 p.m.

The exhibit features works by seven faculty members of the performing arts department.

• An exhibition entitled “The Artist as Witness” is at the art gallery until Tuesday.

The exhibit features works from the 1930s through today by master artists, participants in the prison arts program, and students from local colleges.

Each artist consciously produced political art in response to specific events or circumstances; their work is characterized by figurative representations of people and actions.

The Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Education Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends by appointment. Free entry.

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