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Local Artists featured in UConn Stamford Art Gallery: A CHANGING WORLD: WOMEN RESPOND ~ Connecticut Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art

An upcoming exhibit at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery features the work of three Westport artists: Nina Bentley, Jane Lubin, and Toby Michaels.

UConn Stamford Art Gallery presents:

A CHANGING WORLD: WOMEN RESPOND ~ Connecticut Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art

March 1 through March 30, 2012

The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to announce a forthcoming exhibition by The Connecticut chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art: “A Changing World: Women Respond.” The show will be held from March 1st - March 30th, 2012 in the Art Gallery located in the heart of UConn’s downtown campus.

Independent curator and artist consultant Laura Einstein chose 40 works by 24 women artists from around the state; the works encompass painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, and installation art.  The art speaks to the ways in which women see their changing roles with regard to issues that affect our social, political and societal structures and the exhibit demonstrates the power of art to affect our hearts and minds, and perhaps even to change opinions. Themes addressed in the show include: contemporary feminism, the image of women in myth, and women in roles varying from CEO to wife & mother, to goddess.  Some works address how violence and terrorism are seen through the feminine lens.  An overarching theme is the strength and stamina of women in the face of a changing world.

The opening reception will be held on International Women’s Day 2012, on Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 PM.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Curator Einstein will make a statement regarding the content, aims, and themes of the show, and will articulate her experience in choosing works to be included in the exhibit.

The Women’s Caucus for Art is a national organization whose mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism.  They are committed to recognizing the contributions of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, supporting local, national, and global art activism, and advocating for equity in the arts for all.  The mission of WCA and this year’s theme for Women’s History Month coincide in the sphere of education, with the College Art Association coming under the umbrella of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.


About the Gallery: The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is a large, inviting space located off the Main Concourse, which serves as the heart of the Uconn campus in downtown Stamford, with easy access to parking and public transportation. Visitors enter the Gallery from the Broad Street Concourse or from a second entrance that is visible from Washington Boulevard and lit by a dramatic three-story light spine. Free parking is available in the Uconn garage located just off the intersection of Broad Street and Washington Boulevard.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 7 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. The Gallery is closed on Sundays and has limited holiday season hours. For more information, including directions, call (203) 251.8400 or visit the website at http://www.stamford.uconn.edu/ArtGallery.

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Jane R. Lubin, President WCA-CT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (203) 222.9321

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

By artist:

Lynne Arovas—Greenwich, CT

Nina Bentley—Westport, CT

Binnie Birstein—Weston, CT

G.R. Boggs—Brookfield, CT

Anne Brecher-Bogart—Danbury, CT

Donna Callighan—Stamford, CT

Barbara Campbell—Stamford, CT

Heidi Lewis Coleman—Stamford, CT

Anne Eisner—Bethany, CT

Tracy Walter Ferry—Cheshire, CT

Karen Kalkstein—Stamford, CT

Elaine Knapp—Riverside, CT

Maria Lara-Whepley—Redding, CT

Cate Leach—Darien, CT

Jane Lubin—Westport, CT

Toby Michaels—Westport, CT

Karen Neems—Stamford, CT

Angie O’Brien—Stamford, CT

Lori Petchers—Fairfield, CT

Tina Roher—Pound Ridge, NY

Kathleen Samuelson—Cheshire, CT

Gay Schempp—Winsted, CT

Phyllis Sinrich—Stamford, CT

Elizabeth White—Bethel, CT

By town:

Stamford, CT:  Donna Callighan, Barbara Campbell, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Karen Kalkstein,

Karen Neems, Angie O’Brien, Phyllis Sinrich, Helen Zajkowski

Greenwich, CT:  Lynne Arovas, Elaine Knapp

Westport, CT:  Nina Bentley, Jane Lubin, Toby Michaels

Weston:  Binnie Birstein

Darien, CT:  Cate Leach

Cheshire, CT: Tracy Walter Ferry, Kathleen Samuelson

Bethany, CT:  Anne Doris-Eisner

Bethel, CT:  Elizabeth White

Redding, CT:  Maria Lara-Whepley

Danbury, CT:  Anne Brecher-Bogart

Brookfield, CT:  G.R. Boggs

Fairfield, CT:  Lori Petchers

Winsted, CT:  Gay Schempp

Pound Ridge, NY:  Tina Roher

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