April 15, 2024


Super Art is Almost

Art galleries: Resident studio artists featured in Windsor |

Note to readers: COVID-19 has caused the cancellation or postponement of some events. Before you attend an in-person event, call ahead or check online to see if it will still take place.

WINDSOR — 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 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 860-688-2528 or go to: Windsorartcenter.org

Arts Center East

The 10th annual Photography Exhibit sponsored by Arts Center East runs through Saturday, Jan. 29.

Each year, Arts Center East dedicates an exhibit to the art of photography.

Photographers 18 and older were invited to submit their work in digital or film photography in all subjects, including nature, architecture, close-ups, small details, portraits, etc.

This exhibit’s purpose is to showcase the ways photographers view and capture the world.

• An exhibit of fiber art will be on display at Arts Center East from Feb. 5-26.

The show features fiber artists who work in textiles, wearable art, or mixed fiber.

Arts Center East is at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Admission is free. Past and present exhibit are also viewable online.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For information, go to: artscentereast.org

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.

The exhibit runs through April 6 and is also available online at: manchesterart.org/town-hall

Real Art Ways

A solo exhibition of new work by 2020 Real Art Ways award recipient Anne Wu will be at the gallery through Feb. 6.

The exhibit, titled “A Dream Walking,” comprises five vibrantly-hued sculptures that reference familiar architectural forms that evoke both a sense of place and no place at all: A railing grows from the ground, emerging upward before an abrupt end. A door opens, or closes, to nowhere in particular. A balcony hovers, the center of its base missing. A banister descends, edging towards the floor. A window cover clings to the wall, its beams extending beyond its frame.

Wu is a 2021-22 Studio Artist at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York and winner of a Real Art award, which recognizes emerging artists living in New England, New Jersey, or New York.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. Real Art Ways is at 56 Arbor St., Hartford. For information, including visitor protocol, call 860-232-1006 or go to: realartways.org

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University will host an exhibition titled “The Artist as Witness” through Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Art Gallery.

The exhibition 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.

For information, visit: easternct.educhestercc.edu/ art-gallery

Delamar Hotel, West Hartford

The New Britain Museum of American Art presents an exhibition of work by Sol LeWitt at the Delamar Hotel, 1 Memorial Road in West Hartford.

The installation includes a series of prints drawn from the LeWitt Collection and the New Britain museum. The exhibit runs through April 1.

A conceptual artist, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) is best known for his programmatic wall drawings and modular structures, but alongside these works he generated more than 350 print projects, comprising thousands of lithographs, silkscreens, etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, and linocuts.

The exhibition begins with the artist’s earliest prints: figure studies and scenes of urban life made at Syracuse University and in Hartford. LeWitt’s mature printmaking is explored in four thematic sections that reflect the diverse abstract languages he pursued throughout his career: “Lines, Arcs, Circles, and Grids;” “Bands and Colors;” “From Geometric Figures to Complex Forms;” and “Wavy, Curvy, Loopy Doopy, and in All Directions.”

The exhibit is free,

For information, visit: nbmaa.org/exhibitions/sol-lewitt-at-the-delamar-west-hartford

The Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main St., Middletown, has as its January exhibit paintings by William Bonnie.

Bonnie paints and draws, inspired by his time on vacation, with family and friends. His paintings include sports and landscapes, with dreamy strokes in the background and a blend of reality with enchantment.

For information, including gallery hours, visit: buttonwood.org