Congratulations to Rob Greene

His sculpture, Frenetic Composure, was chosen by designer Thom Filicia for his room in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, “the spring rite at which designers prove their mettle.” The exhibition is on display at the Arthur Sachs Mansion in New York City. The show benefits the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

See the New York Times article and slide show at:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2015/05/14/fashion/20150514KIPSBAY.html

Professor Andy Jones’ Upcoming Shows

Professor Andy Jones has several upcoming shows:

  • 100th Anniversary  National Parks System,  Artist Residency Program, Weir Farm, Ridgefield, CT   April- October 2015.
  • Connecticut Tree Festival, 2nd Annual Exhibition, G&B Cultural Center, Wilton, CT April 17- May 31, 2015
  • My Windham Project, Kerri Gallery, Heritage Park,  Willimantic, CT April-June, 2015

Imna Arroyo: La Sagrada Familia —The Sacred Family

Please join us to hear about Professor Imna Arroyo’s most recent artist book.
La Sagrada Familia —The Sacred Family
Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 2 – 3 PM
Location: J. Eugene Smith Library, 2nd Floor, Current Periodicals lounge area.

Professor Imna Arroyo is also exhibiting through April 10 in the Kerri Art Studio and Gallery, 861 Main St., in Willimantic. 
“From the Mystery of Art to the Mystery of the Spirit,” For more information, visit http://www.kerriquirk.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/kerriartstudioandgallery
 
Please share this information with your students.
If you are interested in offering a workshop about your scholarly or creative writing in the library, please contact reichardtc@easternct.edu

 

Terry Lennox’s Portrait wins award

Terry Lennox’s Portrait of Jacqueline, has won the 2015 Prize for Pastel at the Slater Memorial Museum’s 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition in Norwich CT. The exhibit runs through March 20th. Cynthia Roznoy, Ph.D., Curator, Mattatuck Museum, who juried the exhibition, wrote in the exhibit catalog, “Terry Lennox’s Portrait of Jacqueline is an excellent character study. Her use of the pastel in bold and dramatic colors in a painterly technique wins her the pastel prize.”

 

Robert Greene’s solo exhibit: Frenetic Composure

MAC Spotlights Robert Greene’s Intriguing Work by Karen Barthelson

Robert Greene’s solo exhibit , Frenetic Composure, represents his interest in the figure and is inspired by as he states, “…the activity of the human mind…” and “…deals primarily with the human condition…”

What drew me to Robert’s work and what I found so surprising is how his pieces, while made of sticks of wood, manage to have an organic feel to them, particularly the figures. The figure stands still while the wood pieces forming the figure appear to be moving in various directions, giving it a frantic energy.

Robert lives in Ledyard, Connecticut and currently teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT where he received his undergraduate degree in sculpture in 2006. He went on to earn his MFA in sculpture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA in 2010, and stayed to teach in the 3D department for two years until 2012.

Robert has been gaining some recognition exhibiting mostly in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has won awards, has works in many private collections and was mentioned in a Boston Globe article “Stand Out Students” in 2013.

While active with his own work at his Ledyard studio and at the Noank Foundry, Robert also enjoys teaching. He explained “…everybody has the creative potential; there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student’s excitement when they discover exactly what they can make with their own hands…”.

Rob’s solo sculpture exhibition Frenetic Composure reception is January 16 from 5:30-7:30 at the Mystic Arts Center.

http://mysticarts.org/entry/frenetic-composure-a-sculpture-exhibit-by-robert-greene/

Fall 2014 Design Group students created five billboards celebrating Eastern’s 125 year history.

Fall 2014 Design Group students created five billboards celebrating Eastern’s 125 year history. Standish Johnson Outdoor Advertising donated billboard space and installation. Each billboard represents 25 years of Eastern’s story with yearbook photos against a backdrop of the architecture of that period.

Locations:
Main Street, next to the Chamber of Commerce building – It’s a 2-sided billboard, with our billboard designs on both front and back.
Kai Hansen, (1889 – 1914) front
Ray Phonthaphan, back (1939-1964)

Bridge Street, in the array of billboards at the road turning – Matt Pappalardo (1914-1939)

Rte. 66 west, leaving Willimantic, on the left hand side of the road before you reach the junction of 66 and 6

Rikki Jarvis (1964-1989)

Rte 195 at Lauter Park – two billboards one facing in each direction Going south – Kai Hansen (a repeat) Going north – Alyssa Toth (1989-2014)