Looking Ahead to the Fall: Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly, Burnt Sugar, 2010, clay and glaze, 4 7/8 x 3 ¾ x 2 7/8 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

How delicious is this work?  This is a recent piece by New York artist Kathy Butterly.  She is one of the Koopman Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School this year.  She and Kansas City ceramic artist, Andy Brayman will be having a show in the Joseloff Gallery this November.  And what a gorgeous show it will be!

Work from Kathy’s recent show “Pantyhose and Morandi”  at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery can be seen here: http://www.tibordenagy.com/exhibitions/kathy-butterly/

Kathy Butterly, Mad Cap Laughs, 2010, clay and glaze, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

Our exhibition, “Brayman & Butterly” will run from November 10 through December 19 2010 with an opening reception in the gallery on Tuesday November 9 from 5-7pm.  Kathy Butterly will hold a free public lecture in the Wilde Auditorium preceding the opening reception from 1:30-3pm.  She will also return to campus on Wednesday December 15 for a free evening gallery talk from 5-6:30pm.

Mark your calendars, this is a show you will not want to miss!


Purchase Prize Winners

Congratulations to the two 2010 Alexander A. Goldfarb Purchase Prize-winners, Sara Allen and Kevin Kelly.

Sara (on the left) won for her ceramic and mixed media piece “Memories of Sisters: Similar and Divergent”:

Kevin won for his video “Directions”:

Congratulations to Kevin and Sara for their outstanding achievement!

2010 Goldfarb Student Exhibition

Our annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition will be on display until Sunday March 21, 2010.  Don’t miss your chance to see this beautiful show of artwork by the talented students of the Hartford Art School and the University of Hartford.

To see more photos of the exhibition, click here: Goldfarb on Flickr
For pictures from the opening reception on February 17, click here: Goldfarb Opening on Flickr

A Week of Enchantment







Thank you to everyone who came out and made our week of Enchantment such a success.  Wednesday’s lecture with Julie Heffernan was inspiring and engaging; Thursday’s lecture with Peter Trippi was eye-opening and thought-provoking; and Friday’s panel discussion moderated by Peter Trippi was entertaining and exciting with artists James Gurney, Alison Moritsugu, Graydon Parrish, Patricia Watwood, and the director of the Dahesh Museum of Art, Dr. David Farmer.  It was wonderful to see other participating artists including Gail Boyajian and Jennifer Knaus joining the crowds at the lectures and the extremely well-attended opening reception.  It was a wonderful week and we can’t thank everyone enough.

Enchantment, the sixth Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition will be on display through January 17, 2010 at the Joseloff Gallery.  The gallery will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend from November 26th through the 30th, and again for the winter break from December 21st  through January 4th.

Faculty Show Sneak Peek

The work is pouring in and we’ve already had a mention on Courant.com which was quick to point out that we will be showing the work of nearly fifty faculty members.  Forty-four to be exact!  What a great show.  A crowded house of fantastic work.  Want to take a peek?

gallery view

Hanging in progress, the gallery a mess.

cat's paintings

New paintings by Cat Balco.

Fred Wessel

Another impressive egg tempera painting by Fred Wessel.

gallery view 2

Our installers, hard at work.

Jimmy Rhea

A new piece by Jimmy Rhea.

Chuck Primeau and Dennis Nolan

Work by new adjunct – and recent graduate of the Illustration MFA program at Hartford Art School – Chuck Primeau, alongside a new painting by Dennis Nolan.

And there is so much more I haven’t shown you…  I hope you will join us next Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5pm to see the finished product at the opening reception.  Visit our website for more information, or call the gallery at (860) 768-4090.