The Gallery at Constitution Plaza
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
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: Free - park in the Constitution Plaza South Garage (entrances at State Street and Kinsley Street), go to the 4th floor and enter the One Constitution Plaza lobby, sign in at the security desk, take the elevator to the second floor, and have your parking stub validated.
Art Forms: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients
April 4 - July 5, 2013
Opening Reception: April 4, 2013 - 4:30-6:30 pm
This exhibit features recipients of the Artist Fellowship grant program. Lorelei Chang, Jan Cunningham, Geoffrey Detrani, Elizabeth Gourlay, Andrew Molleur, and John Rohlfing explore form, shape, and line through choreography, crafts, painting, photography, and works on paper. Their artwork ranges from static to fluid, ordered to energetic. Through geometrical shapes and curvilinear forms, they pull attention toward certain areas and away from others, creating a dynamic visual experience.
Click on an image to see the artist's statement...
Loss|Gain: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients
July 25 - November 1, 2013
Reception: September 26, 2013 - 4:30-6:30 pm
Loss|Gain is an exhibition featuring Connecticut artists who deeply delve into their experiences of loss. Their artwork is inspired through the loss of loved ones, diminishment of physical or mental abilities, or the study of natural history and extinction of species. This universal human experience of loss on both personal and scientific levels is explored through sculpture, craft, video, works on paper, and poetry. Through the exploration process and the development of their work, these artists search for what is, or can be, gained from their experiences.
The featured artists have received Artist Fellowships from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. This program provides grants to encourage the continuing artistic development of Connecticutís creative artists. Of more than 40 recent recipients, the artists included in the Loss|Gain exhibition identify with the exhibit theme and see it as an important, if not central, concept in their work. All of them are women. Coincidence or not, it is another interesting facet of this exhibit for the viewer to contemplate.
The exhibiting artists are Rachel Berwick of Killingworth (sculpture/installation), Harriet G. Caldwell of Harwinton (work on paper), Pam Lacey of Bridgeport (craft), Kim Mikenis of Hamden (new media), Vivian Shipley of North Haven (poetry), and Rita Valley of Southbury (craft).
Click here for information about past exhibits.