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The Gallery at Constitution Plaza
1 Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

{With A Twist: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients} The Gallery at Constitution Plaza is dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment and visual understanding of the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and its constituent organizations. The gallery features changing exhibitions that directly relate to programs administered by COA and the Department of Economic and Community Development.


Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission:
  Free - sign in at the security desk and take the elevator to the second floor.


Parking:
  Validated parking for the Constitution Plaza South Garage only (entrances on State Street and Kinsley Streets). Bring your parking stub with you to the gallery for validation. From the parking garage, take the elevator to Level 4. Turn left and cross the garage to enter the One Constitution Plaza lobby. Sign in at the security desk and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Get your parking stub validated at the gallery reception desk when you leave.

Questions about the Gallery:
Contact Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov or Michelle Parrish at michelle.parrish@ct.gov. Exhibitions are designed to promote COA/DECD programming and grantees, therefore we do not accept solicitations.

Currently on exhibit:

{With A Twist}

With A Twist: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients
April 7 - July 1, 2016
Opening Reception: 4:30-6:30pm, April 7

With A Twist features works by Connecticut artists whose artistic method or subject matter are unexpected upon initial viewing. All of them have received the Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Adam Bernard (Guilford) uses a cake decorator to apply thousands of acrylic dots to create his paintings based on digital imagery.

Jonathan Brand (New Haven) photographs items left behind on Metro North commuter trains, uses them to create realistic digital models that he slices up and carves, then glues the pieces together to form the final sculptures.

Jaclyn Conley (New Haven) is inspired by photographs of First Ladies and Presidents embracing young children, creating paintings of intertwining shapes and marks which both merge together and resist one another.

Marjorie Wolfe (Cheshire) makes panoramic photographs that encompass a wider view than the eye can see at one time.

 
Coming Soon:

{Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities}

Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities: An exhibit celebrating 25 years of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
August 11 - November 4, 2016
Opening Reception: 5-7pm, August 11th / RSVP by August 1st to 860-236-5621 or
rsvp@chs.org

This exhibit highlights the work of Connecticut folk artists whose creativity expresses the history, cultures, values, and beliefs essential to their heritage. Their skills are learned from family and community members over years of observation, practice, and artistic participation. Artists include Peruvian woodcarver and furniture restoration expert Romulo Chanduvi, Polish iconographer and community folklorist Marek Czarnecki, Ukrainian pysanky (decorated eggs) master Paul Luniw, and Q Delpeche, creator of brilliant Trinidad-style Carnival costumes. Several skilled textile artists from newcomer groups including Bosnian, Burmese Karen, and Assyrian will display their weavings, embroideries, and lace. The Finnish community from eastern Connecticut will show their woodcarvings, weavings, and sauna decorations, and the Tibetan community will display thangka paintings, woven rugs, and a sand mandala. Occupational artists from maritime, ironwork, decoy carving, and shoe-making traditions will illustrate the crafts of working communities.