The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at Manchester Community College will exhibit the artwork of the Visual Fine Arts faculty, along with work by faculty from across the Connecticut community colleges, in “The Art of Teaching Art.”
An opening reception at the gallery will be held today, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. The artists will be on hand to talk about their work.
The exhibition, while showcasing Visual Fine Arts faculty talent in its own right, is designed to focus on the ways in which art making and art educating have long gone hand-in-hand. Themes in the artwork address the question of how art educators instill creativity in the next generation of artists and designers while practicing their own craft.
Featured Manchester Community College faculty 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 are works from faculty from Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Middlesex, Northwestern, Norwalk and Tunxis community colleges.
The Raymond Library, 840 Main St., East Hartford, welcomes the community to view art created by students from Robert J. O’Brien, Anna E. Norris, and Silver Lane Elementary schools. The colorful art is on display throughout the library’s children’s department on the main floor.
The art installation is part of an ongoing partnership between the schools and the East Hartford Public Library. During a teacher in-service held in the building, art teachers from across the school system toured the library and discovered the permanent art and museum pieces on display and were invited to consider the Raymond Library as a public art space to share student art.
Artwork on display has been created using a variety of mediums and techniques 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 Saturday, Feb. 5, through Feb. 26.
Fiber arts have a long tradition not only of utility but of storytelling and personal expression. This exhibit celebrates the hard work and creativity of fiber artists with quilts, dresses, tapestries, sculptures, and more.
Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
MANCHESTER ART ASSOCIATION
The Manchester Art Association presents its latest exhibit, “Colorful Brushwork,” at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St., through April 6
The exhibit features works created with oils, water-based oils, alkyds, and/or acrylics.
The Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., will feature works by resident studio artists at the Windsor Train Station in an exhibit running through March 5.
Artists on display at “Art from Across The Tracks: A Celebration of the ‘Studio’” are:
• Andres Chaparro, paintings inspired by jazz.
• LeaAnn Cogswell, representational 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’s history.
• JoeSam, mixed-media artist reflecting African-American culture.
• Adam Lenz, works on paper.
• Xarea Lockhart, runway and ready-to-wear fashion.
• Amy Hoffman, mixed media floral and landscape imagery
Gallery hours are Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MANCHESTER ART ASSOCIATION
The Manchester Art Association presents its latest exhibit, “Colorful Brushwork,” at Manchester Town Hall, 42 Center St.
This exhibit features members’ works created with oils, water-based oils, alkyds, and/or acrylics.
EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
The Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery will kick off the spring 2022 semester with the exhibit “Capturing the Ephemeral: Celebrating Theatre and Performance Media at Eastern,” running until Feb. 18. The exhibition will premiere today with an opening reception at 4 p.m.
The exhibit features works by seven faculty members from the Performing Arts Department.
• An exhibit titled “The Artist as Witness” is at the art gallery through Tuesday.
The exhibit features works from the 1930s to today by master artists, participants in the Prison Arts Program, and local college students.
Each artist produced consciously political art in response to specific events or circumstances; their work is characterized by figurative representations of people and actions.
The art gallery is in the Fine Arts Instructional Center and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends by appointment. Admission is free.