News & Events - Art Displays and Exhibits

Metal and Clay: Four Artists
June & July, in the Lobby Case

Featured is work by four ceramic artists, two of whom also work in metal. Members of the Wesleyan Potters Guild, the artists exhibiting are: Marcia Eager, Marcy LaBella, Cheryl Tuttle, and Art Tuttle.

Missing U and Other Abstract Paintings by Catherine Filloramo Thrall 
June & July

Catherine Filloramo Thrall graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. She has been studying calligraphy with internationally acclaimed artists for the past 35 years. Her work is abstract, primarily on paper using gouache, watercolor, ink and acrylic. She creates paintings, drawings, collage and artists books, often using the strong influence of letter forms. Her featured piece, Missing U, is an abstract alphabet.  
“Balancing formal elements on a foundation of calligraphy my art vocabulary includes line, shape, texture, and color arranged in a wordless journey that evokes visual and emotional memory.” 

Natural Inspiration: Paintings by Ellen Dougan 
June & July

Connecticut born artist Ellen Murphy Dougan grew up in a world of gardens. Her father was an avid gardener. Surrounded by farmland and woods growing up, nature has remained a strong element of the artist's life and work. A resident of Manchester for more than twenty years, Ellen Dougan has taught painting at the Litchfield County Art Association, and for the continuing education programs at both the local high school and community college. 

Lorraine Centrella
July

Born, raised, and still living in a small town in Connecticut, Lorraine Centrella is now working as a part time substitute teacher for pre-school through 5th grade. She feels that “it's never too late to start a new interest or learn something new.” She has not had formal art training or art education, but has always been intrigued with color, design, texture, and composition in the natural world. She has exhibited at The New Britain Museum of American Art, Prospect Public Library, Farmington Main Library, and Artspace in Hartford.

“A few years ago, I tried my hand at painting with acrylics. I like the diversity - from wet-on-wet to the creamy, buttery, consistency. One of my personal goals is to grow, learn, and experiment as an artist. I enjoy the outdoors, so landscape painting appeals to me.”