Category Archives: Faculty Work

Two Textile Design Exhibitions Reviewed by Bisantz in Paris

“Science, art and industry come together in Paris,” June Bisantz’s article in Specialty Fabrics Review October 2013, analyzed innovative fabric design. To read this review click here.

Professor June Bisantz is Professor of Digital Art and Design.

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“Frenetic Composure” by Robert L. Greene

Robert Greene Hive

Frenetic Composure is a body of sculpture work representing the control of chaos. Using cut strips of wood of various lengths and width, the constructed forms are both abstract and figurative, like drawings constructed from wood. The wood strips create the line just as a painter or draftsman uses charcoal or paint to make their mark. Each sculpture has a similar language using layers of line in various degrees of density, creating the frenetic activity represented in the work. The inspiration behind the work is brain activity. The sculpture represents the electrical impulses and activity in the human brain. Robert is a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth.

Artist Reception: October 2, 4 – 5 pm in the University Gallery
Artist Talk to precede the reception in O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Room 222. 3 – 4 pm

For questions, please contact Leah Craig, Gallery Coordinator, at Leah_Craig@uml.edu or 978.934.3491.

Professor Robert Greene is Assistant Professor of Sculpture.

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Nancy Wynn invited to show at “Hartford DADA” Exhibition and as panelist on the Colin McEnroe Show

Nancy Wynn artwork

Nancy Wynn has been invited to show her piece I Pledge Allegiance in an exhibition called Hartford DADA at the Pumphouse Gallery in Hartford September 26 – November 1. The opening is Thursday, September 26 from 5:00–9:00 pm. Information on the gallery is at this link.

The piece was created in 2004, and still is, a reaction to war and the nature of security (or lack thereof in reference to gun violence). It questions the concept of allegiance and our system of “Homeland” Security.

Ms. Wynn was invited to be a panelist on the Colin McEnroe Show, Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 on WNPR in Hartford, CT. The discussion was centered on DADA Art. Panelists included: Andrei Codrescu, Jonathon Keats, Jeff Poole, Clinton Deckart, and Nancy Wynn This link will take you to the radio show, at the bottom you can listen to the hour long show.

Nancy Wynn is Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design.

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John O’Donnell’s Fall Exhibition Schedule

John O’Donnell’s solo exhibition, Ponzi Structure, at Real Art Ways in Hartford has been extended until September 29. Mr. O’Donnell will be attending RAW’s Creative Cocktail Hour September 19, from 6:00–10:00pm. If you want see the show and hang out, let Mr. O’Donnell know via email or Facebook and he will put your name on the list, so you don’t have to pay entry. Information on the show can be found at link.

Mr. O’Donnell will have performance and installation at a Hartford event called PARK(ing) Day. This event takes place across the globe on September 20, 2013 in urban centers to transform parking spaces into temporary “parks.” Feel free to read more at this link.

Mr. O’Donnell has been invited to show a few drawings of dinosaurs in an exhibition called Hartford DADA at the Pumphouse Gallery in Hartford September 26 – November 1. The opening is Thursday, September 26 from 5:00–9:00 pm. Information on the gallery is at this link.

New Prints 2013/Autumn, at the International Print Center in New York (IPCNY), will run from October 29 – November 30, 2013. The opening is on Thursday, November 7. Mr. O’Donnell exhibited there a few years ago and he is excited to return. More information can be found at this link.

Lastly, a large-scale watercolor of of Mr. O’Donnell’s will be included in an exhibition called Habitat, curated by Susan Classen-Sullivan at Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. The exhibition runs from October 24 – December 4. The opening reception is Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm. This link is to the gallery.

John O’Donnell is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing. His email address is odonnellj@easternct.edu

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“Ink & Ink” reception on Saturday at LQM Gallery in New London

INK & INK is LQM Gallery’s newest exhibition featuring four Chinese artists taking part in the ICAS (International Contemporary Art Space) International Residency program. Masters of the traditional art form of Chinese Ink Painting, each has their own beautiful and distinctive style. From loose and free flowing strokes to technical and elegant fine line work, the paintings express the interests and passion each of these incredible artists have for their work

Opening Reception is Saturday September 14th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Show runs until September 29th

Gallery is located at 165 State Street, Harris Building Atrium, Suite 106, New London, CT 06320. You can contact the gallery by visiting their contact page of their website.

Professor Qimin Liu is the Artistic Director of LQM Gallery in New London, Connecticut. Mr. Liu is Professor of Art and Painting in the Visual Arts Department.

 

 

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Tom Hebért’s “Trashing Skies” Exhibition

Tom Hebert painting

“Space Melody” 30” H. X 22” W. 2011, Mixed-Media

Opening September 20th, 2013, is the exhibition Trashing Skies series 2010–2012 at the Deluca Gallery in Provincetown, MA. This exhibition includes large scale mixed media constructed paintings by Tom Hebért of Connecticut. The reception is scheduled for Friday, September 20th from 5–10 pm at Deluca Gallery 432 Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA. You can find more information on Hebért’s work at this link.

Tom Hebért is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing.

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“Lyrical. LUSCIOUS” exhibition opens August 10th at LQM Gallery in New London

Jin Feng Shi artworkLyrical. LUSCIOUS features the work of the second group of Residency Program Artists: Wang Ai Ting, Du Chen Xiang, Jin Feng Shi and Xu Chun Yu. The exhibition dates are from August 10th through the 31st, 2013. An artist reception is August 17th from 6 to 8 pm. The gallery address is 165 State Street, Harris Building Atrium, Suite 106, New London, Connecticut. You can contact the gallery by visiting their contact page of their website.

Lyrical. LUSCIOUS is LQM Gallery’s latest exhibition featuring four Chinese artists taking part in ICAS (International Contemporary Art Space) International Residency program. Each with distinct artistic visions, inspirations and style, their skill and passion is evident in their rich brushwork and avant-garde treatment of everyday subjects.

Professor Qimin Liu is the Artistic Director of LQM Gallery in New London, Connecticut. Mr. Liu is Professor of Art and Painting in the Visual Arts Department.

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New Bedford Harbor in a New Light

cynthia guild

Cynthia Guild’s oil paintings are featured in a juried exhibition entitled, New Bedford Harbor in a New Light in New Bedford, MA. Artists were invited to create new work centered around a theme related to the harbor and the fishing industry for a multi-media, open-response art exhibition. This exhibition runs from May 21–August 22, 2013 at the New Bedford Art Museum, the University Art Gallery and 244 Gallery at the Star Shore. This link will bring you to the gallery, as well as this link provides a short video showcasing the exhibition.

Cynthia Guild is an Adjunct Professor of Art teaching Drawing and other studio art courses.

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Limited-edition craft book “The Sacred Family” launched in Cuba

Iman Arroyo

Professor Imna Arroyo and her book “The Sacred Family”

Professor Imna Arroyo launched the book The Sacred Family telling the story of the Orishas. Orula, the Orisha of Wisdom, second only to God, was a witness to the moment of creation. Able to divine destiny, controller of the four winds, Orula saw the creation of the solar system, the Orishas and human beings. The book launch was held August 2, 2013 at Casa de Africa in Havana, Cuba.

Arroyo created the 32 linoleum prints of the Orishas (Deities of the Yoruba Panheom). The images are accompany by descriptions written by Isis Mattei with book design by James Nicholas Winner-Arroyo. Further information on this book, its launch and Professor Imna Arroyo can be found at this link from the Havana Times.

Professor Imna Arroyo is an Art Professor and head of the Printmaking department.

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Miller’s Landscapes in Plein Air at ArtSpace Gallery

Muriel Miller painting

ArtSpace Gallery is exhibiting Muriel Miller’s Landscapes in Plein Air from September 6-28, 2013. The Opening Reception is Friday, September 6, 2013 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Gallery hours will be Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28 1 to 4 pm. You can find the gallery at 480 Main Street, Willimantic, Connecticut.

Miller’s paintings are plein air (directly on site), which reflect her emotional and artistic response to a scene that stimulates her imagination. Miller does not render photographic images of the scene but tries to capture her feelings, light and colors that she sees in the ever changing moment to capture a sense of place. Many of her paintings were done while teaching students in Art Location Studies Abroad in England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Australia.

Muriel Miller is an adjunct professor Art at Eastern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and Paier College of Art.

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