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ArtWalk 2022-2023 Season

This season is funded by the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and Suzanne Hopgood
in memory of Frank Lord.

Visual Narratives
Brigid Kennedy

Exhibit runs September 16 - November 13, 2022
Opening: Friday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 22, 2pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

In response to rising global social/political turmoil, Kennedy felt compelled to develop a new, innovative - for her artistic practice, and for her viewers - body of work: healing and narrative paintings that chronicle the social issues of our time. 

Her themes include healing, memory, systemic racism, mental health, war, immigration, the plight of child refugees, public health and the learning of young students - at home and at school - during the pandemic.


1960 (Olivia + Megan), 2021

Ebb & Flow
Barbara Hocker

Exhibit runs December 2, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Opening: Friday, December 2, 5:30-7:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

Trained as a Fiber Artist, Hocker weaves and layers photos, prints, and paintings together, creating works on paper, panels and books. These are her visual expression of skies, waterfalls, streams, rivers, lakes, and the sea.

She says, "I see my life’s vocation as being an ambassador for the natural world through my art...I express my experience of the beauty of nature in my work to inspire that attention, love, and connection in viewers." 


Wave Book I

In Living Memory
Traé Brooks

Exhibit runs February 10 - April 2, 2023
Opening: Friday, February 10, 5:30-7:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

This exhibition is a tribute to Brooks' grandmother, Linna A. Brooks; his foundation growing up as a child. Using portraits, domestic installation, reading material, music, and scent, he explores his genealogy, family history, and memories of his grandmother that he will forever cherish and honor.

Brooks says, "through these works, I immortalize her name. While she passed for quite some time now, her presence is still felt within my waking life and within the work itself."


Grandma is always with you

Art is Work; Work is Art
Joe Bun Keo, Rick Bogdan, David Borawski
Jon Eastman, Christopher Schroeder

Exhibit runs April 21 - June 10, 2023
Opening: Friday, April 21, 5:30-7:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

This group exhibition features five artists who are museum professionals all working in local art institutions and private collections as art handlers.

Bun Keo says, "we are the magicians that make exhibitions shine and are stewards of the artwork."

While they work, they are informed by the workplace and the debris of their day to day operations. Inspiration arises from remnants of fabric and odd cuts of wood. There's a common denominator, that is the the value of work, conceptually, metaphysically and emotionally.


Joe Bun Keo, "timeshare", 2022
Image courtesy of Allen Phillips
& Maria Porada

Summer 2023

6th Dimension
group show curated by Juanita Sunday

Exhibit runs June 30 - August 19, 2023
Opening: Friday, June 30, 5:30-7:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

This group exhibition features CT and regionally based artists and transports viewers through a multiversal experience of Black realties. In different planes of existence, what does the Black body look like and how does it function - who are we in another world?

In physics, the 6th dimension is a
“3D space of every
possible ‘world’ or state of our universe that exists after the big bang”
. Utilizing a Black Quantum Futurism (BQF) framework, artists will explore Black realties through surrealism, technology based art, virtual and augmented reality. According to BQF “the past and future are
not cut off from the present - both dimensions have influence over the whole of our lives, who we are and who we become at any particular point in space-time." 
6th Dimension works are influenced by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, and comic books.
 


The Peacock Deity, Dark Mythst