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{Natural Selections} 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 on State Street and Kinsley Street), take the elevator to the 4th floor, turn left and walk across the garage to 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 when you leave.

Current Exhibition:

{Natural Selections} Natural Selections: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients
April 3 - July 3, 2014
Opening Reception: April 3, 2014 - 4:30-6:30 pm

Natural Selections
features Connecticut artists whose work is inspired by nature. They are also among the select few to have received the Artist Fellowship grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Jennifer Davies (Branford, CT) creates paper and fiber pieces not only using natural material but often evoking natural forms like water bubbles and spider webs. Amelia de Neergaard (West Cornwall, CT) connects natural materials together with the manmade, creating her linear drawings in space. Michael Gatonska (East Hartford, CT) composes music that both integrates sound recordings of nature and evokes his natural surroundings and experiences. Suzan Shutan (Hamden, CT) uses tar roofing paper in her installations referencing oil spills, carbon footprints, and our global dependence upon oil. Jeff Slomba (West Haven, CT) makes sculpture inspired by the convergence of our natural and built worlds and the influence they have on each other, often incorporating flotsam and jetsam he finds on Connecticut’s shores. Joseph Smolinski (New Haven, CT) explores human interventions in the landscape, especially involving technology, climate change, and environmental disasters, in his mixed media works on paper.

Click an image to see the artist's statement:

{Jennifer Davies}

Jennifer Davies

{Amelia de Neergaard}

Amelia
de Neergaard

{Michael Gatonska}

Michael Gatonska

{Suzan Shutan}

Suzan Shutan

{Jeff Slomba}

Jeff Slomba

{Joseph Smolinski}

Joseph Smolinski

Past Exhibits:

Click here for information about past exhibits.