Ellen Haines Chaponis' published collage, Splitting in Two: A Portrait of World Mental Health in 2020, in Cut Me Up Magazine, Issue 5, Envisioning Utopia Summer 2020. "I responded to the call to create a utopia focusing on World Mental Health. A problem affecting those near and far, that with good focus and help can heal minds. Many of our world population are afflicted and fighting a life long battle towards cohesiveness. This Can Happen. The term utopia, or everything is perfect, made me respond, as it is my dream for everyone to have a sense of excellent mental health care available."
Rebecca McMann is getting out of the art business and is having a Closeout Sale, Saturday, July 4, 2020. It is at her house: corner of Moser Dr. and Middle Butcher, Ellington (1 block east of Agway). She isn't putting prices on anything. She said, "Donate whatever you feel." She has small bookcase-sized pieces all the way up to over-the-couch artworks. First come, first served!
Congratulations Ellen Haines Chaponis! She shared this news: "One of my biggest dreams has come true. One of my collages was selected out of 88 worldwide artists to be in Cut Me Up Issue #5. Only 18 were selected. The judge was Valerie Hagerty. The magazine releases July 1, 2020 and can be purchased online. Its theme is Envisioning Utopia. I am very excited to see a piece of my work published!! I want to thank everyone in the great organization of MAA for all of your support I have found as being a member."
Congratulations to MAA members whose work was accepted into Art Center East's New England Charm Virtual Exhibit: Emilie Beckwith, Lorraine Fox Costanzo, Carolyn Emerson, Sharon Kehmna, Laura Kinlock, Dorothy Reiss, and Rhea Sutter.
Exhibit dates: Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Shown is Lorraine Fox Costanzo's accepted entry, Winter Sunset.
Normand Charlette's photo Sunset Shapes was accepted into the Spectrum Gallery's new show Shadow Dance. While the gallery is presently closed, the show can be seen via the website at http://www.spectrumartgallery.org. Hopefully, the gallery can reopen prior to the show closing scheduled for May 17, 2020. They hope to hold an-end-of-show reception for the artists.
Sehrish Kahn's paintings were part of the exhibit #ThePeople: Works of Art by Individuals of Color at ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum Street. The exhibit ran through Feb. 29. It was sponsored by Artists in Real Time. For more information, see: facebook.com/groups/64400119099.
Laura Kinlock had two pieces in the 76th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich CT.
One of her pieces, Violets on a Rainy Afternoon, won an Honorable Mention.
The show could be seen in the Converse Gallery at the Slater until Friday, March 13th.