Dr. Anne Dawson’s forthcoming book selected for Driftless Connecticut books for 2016

Dr. Anne Dawson’s forthcoming book, Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in Windham, Connecticut, 1882 – 1919 (Wesleyan University Press, March 2016) has received a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In addition to the grant, the HFPG selected the publication to be one of their Driftless Connecticut books for 2016. The Driftless Connecticut Series is a publication award program established in 2010 to recognize excellent books with a Connecticut focus or written by a Connecticut author. To be eligible, the book must have a Connecticut topic or setting or an author must have been born in Connecticut or have been a legal resident of Connecticut for at least three years.

More information about The Driftless Connecticut Series can be found here.

Nature & The City

Created by Professor June Bisantz, Nature & the City is a series of seven altered street signs that connect Downtown Pittsfield’s urban life in to the spectacular natural environment of the Berkshire Hills, which exists right outside the city. Each sign refers to specific local or regional wildlife accompanied by aspirational words. The signs are installed on North Street, Renne Avenue and at the Dunham Mall/City Hall, and will be on view in public space through April 2016.

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Work by Professor Imna Arroyo can be seen in:

Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource
A Traveling Media Exhibition and Film Festival

Reception: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-8 pm at the UCONN Avery Point campus, Groton, CT.
Open to the public: Sept. 11th – Oct. 24th 2015 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sun. 12-4 pm


The Show dates are September 11-19, 2015
Opening Reception is Friday, September 11 5:00-8:00 Pm
Gallery hours
Saturdays, September 12 and 19, 2015
1-4 Pm
Or By Appointment
Info: Murielmillerart@aol.com
cell 860.208.2571

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:


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
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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.”