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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: 2021-2022 season

Portrait of a Picture
Wladyslaw Prosol

Exhibit runs: November 5 - December 11, 2021
Reception: Friday, November 5, 5:30-7:30pm

View abstract paintings and nontraditional landscape paintings by New Britain-based architect, Wladyslaw Prosol. Paintings use both watercolor and acrylic paint to play with intersecting perseptions of imagination and reality.

The Adornment Series: Images of Empowerment
Michelle Thomas

Exhibit runs: January 7 - February 9, 2022
Reception: Friday, January 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Hartford's own Michelle Thomas creates large scale works that use ceramic mask making techniques and found objects to create sculptural portrayals of people of African descent in the United States in order to connect these communities to deeper, more diverse, ancestral roots before slavery and combat imagery that denigrates the history of Black people in America. Thomas writes, "armed with an empowering narrative, the purpose of this body of work is to offer solutions to reverse psychological imprisonment with positive imagery."

Words in Clay, Words on Paper 
James Finnegan & Michelle Cotugno

Exhibit runs: March 11 - April 23, 2022
Reception: Friday, March 11, 5:30-7:30pm

This exhibit will honor the written word, highlighting the dynamic collaboration between writers and artists. Sculptural clay works by Michelle Cotugno will be displayed along with a selection of fine letterpress poetry broadsides selected by James Finnegan. 

Michelle Cotugno reverses the notion of ‘ekphrasis’ (writers speaking to/about art); here the artist creates the physical object from clay on which she prints, letter by letter, words of poets and writers that speak to her.

James Finnegan has selected the broadsides that will accompany Cotugno’s artwork. He called upon many letterpress printers throughout the New England to contribute their broadsides, with attention to works by Connecticut poets.

Megyn Craine

Exhibit runs: May 13 - June 25, 2022
Reception: Friday, May 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Megyn Craine is an interdisciplinary artist who sees art making as a process of discovery. Her work is a reflection of how she interprets the world around her. It encourages us to look a little deeper, to question the way we understand our own world and its meanings for us.

Artifact is a collection of work that mixes common materials with various concepts—from Alzheimer’s to Ancient Greece—to reveal unseen connections and create new layers of meaning from our everyday experiences.

Gateway to Places We're Told We Cannot Go
Christa Whitten

Exhibit runs July 15 - August 27, 2022
Reception: Friday, July 15, 5:30-7:30pm

ArtWalk Gallery, 3rd Floor, Downtown Library

This series focuses on the partial or completely restricted access to powerful, spiritually-charged locations around the globe. Although denial of access can be based on a variety of factors, this show addresses restrictions which involve gender. Some sites ban women (or, less frequently, men) outright, while others institute conditional limitations, such as non-access during menstruation.

‘Gateways’ is a response to the tension that arises while attempting to reconcile respect for differing cultural beliefs with the inequity of hindering access to a sacred space. This show allows an opportunity to engage with these locations. My hope is that viewers will seek out conversations surrounding this topic, approached through a lens of thoughtful respect and a desire for understanding