Bob Gregson has a BFA from Hartford Art School and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. His solo shows include “Off Kilter,” Five Points Gallery in Torrington and “Out of Order,” Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. In 2014, the New Britain Museum of American Art presented “Space to Maneuver.” Collections include the New Britain Museum.
Josh will be a featured artist at the Bregamos Community Theatre during the Erector Square Weekend- sponsored by Bregamos Community Theatre.
For all of Griffin’s demonstrated skill (he uses no projection, stencils or grids), the artist credits not himself, but his ongoing challenge in facing down a pressing sense of doubt: “When people ask me how I do this, I always tell them that,‘Doubt did it’—doubt in myself, and sometimes that others doubt me.”
Through performance, touch, and interaction, Penelope Van Grinsven crafts participatory ceramic pieces that share common ground with cultural rituals and are imbued with communal expression and symbolism.
Recently relocated to New Haven after completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania State University. A potter with roots in Iowa, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York.
In my work I interchange patterns, structures, inter-playing the relationship between the natural and the industrial world. Working spontaneously to create the surfaces, I try to develop a dialog between the separate elements, using color texture and pattern.
Sarah Gustafson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She taught printmaking at Creative Arts Workshop and at the Guilford Arts Center. She has work at Smilow Hospital and Yale. She has exhibited at the National Children’s Hospital in DC. Sarah lives in Deep River with her husband and two daughters.
Excavate surface. Discover space. Interpret natural forms. Layers of translucence. Jolts of color. Eliminate the extraneous. Find the essential.
Quinnipiac University Art Professor. Creative Arts Workshop Head of Printmaking Department Head. Lecturer Yale Art Gallery & Yale Center for British Art. Visiting Artist at Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Master Printer. Curator. Private, corporate and museum collections. Exhibits internationally.
I’ll be showing:
Cartoons (prints) of some of my drawings from The New Yorker, American Scientist, National Lampoon, Playboy, Architectural Record and other periodicals.
On-the-spot drawings of scenes in New Haven – mostly restaurants.
Framed pages from the Illustrated London News from 1845-1889 – including engravings of
the Afghan War (1879)
My focus for many years has been creating sturdy and soothing pottery that will provide an understated accompaniment to delicious meals. I make a wide variety of forms from lemon juicers to teapots. My most recent work focuses on hand-built mountain forms and the quest for safety on higher ground.
Louise Harter has maintained a studio in Bethany, CT since 1998. She makes wood-fired table ware: plates, bowls, serving pieces, jars, and many varied forms for kitchen use. She has taught at Creative Arts Workshop since 2000. Her new work focuses on earthenware pieces for the garden and sprouting seeds.
I have been an artist for many years and an arts educator for over 25 years. I tell my students that art is made by intellectual dreamers. Be smart, think your way through. Move quietly or claw into your work. Study your world complete or imagine other new lives or spectacular worlds. But be you. Dance to your own tune. Thus do I make my own art.
I have had long careers as both an artist and arts educator:
BFA from the Maryland Institute, Collage of Art in 1986MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 1989
Professor at Quinnipiac University; Director of Visual Arts Program
Current obsession: Still- life in watercolor and mixed media: collages and non-objective works on paper.
My wall constructions, made from Plexiglas and adhesive color gels, explore the complex interaction of color, transparency, reflectivity and opacity. Inspired by underwater life, forms are reconfigured into map-like constructions that evoke meditative spaces both specific and universal.
Debbie Hesse is an artist, curator, educator and activist who recently received a REGI grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts with the National Endowment of the Arts, an International Residency at Hongti Art Center, South Korea, Rhode Island & Connecticut Visual Artist Sea Grant Awards and Weir Farm National Trust Artist Residency.
Three subjects compete for my attention: the atmospheric landscape as an abstraction of form and color; the figure as a depiction of sensual form and line; and the narrative that occurs when the painted figure enters the painted place. While exploring new materials, I try to maintain a disciplined and refined approach to drawing, color, and design.
Hess Hesselgrave has an MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Hesselgrave has exhibited widely throughout the greater Northeast and teaches at Gateway Community College in New Haven. The artist experiments with materials and content while maintaining a disciplined approach to craft.
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As a student docent at the Aldrich Museum i was exposed to alternate ways of making. i have worked in the Performing Arts Department at Mass MoCA and as the founder of MINE ART! Gallery. i have done residencies with the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Hartford Art School’s Nomad9. i have a BFA from Montserrat College and am an MFA candidate at SAIC.