WILLIMANTIC, CT (11/30/2017) Written by Michael Rouleau
Students in Eastern Connecticut State University's "Museums and Exhibitions" course will host two art shows this December. "Spectrum," an emotional exhibition about the psychology of color, will be displayed from Dec. 4-8 in room 224 of Wood Support Services. "Towards Eternity," an exhibition about spirituality across the world, will be displayed from Dec. 5-13 on the first floor of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC).
"Colors have an unspoken yet powerful effect on us," wrote the students in a press release for "Spectrum," which will have an opening reception on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. "Our collection shows a variety of pieces that emulate what each color represents. We aim to inspire viewers to question the use of color not only in art, but in the world around us."
"Spectrum" will feature work from students Anning Antwi, Dylan Waddington, Isabella Zira and Amber Dickinson, as well as global artists including Jack Youngerman, Katerina Stepanova and Ilya Bolotowsky. Gallery hours are Dec. 4 from 12-6 p.m.; Dec. 5 from 2-7 p.m.; Dec. 6 from 12-7 p.m.; Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Dec. 8 from 12-6 p.m.
Regarding "Towards Eternity," students wrote: "The exhibition will feature objects from all around the world such as a Tibetan prayer wheel and Native American headdresses. Guests will find the exhibition educational, as extensive research into various spiritual beliefs ranging from Christianity to Cannibalism will be displayed." Light snacks and refreshments will be served at the show's reception on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. on the first floor of the FAIC.
Both shows are the product of the course "Museums and Exhibitions," which is led by Art Professor Gail Gelburd. For more information, contact Gelburd at firstname.lastname@example.org or the art department at (860) 465-0197.
Visitors to Eastern are reminded that the Art Gallery, located at room 112 of the FAIC, continues to present "Mars," a sound art installation by contemporary artist Sean Langlais, until Nov. 2. Art Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays from 1-7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5 p.m. For more information regarding "Mars" and upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery, call (860) 465-4659 or visit www.easternct.edu/artgallery.
Admission to all shows is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Cervantes parking garage and in the Student Center parking lot.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded "Green Campus" status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.
It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.