News & Events - Art Displays and Exhibits

The Independent Day School
May, in the Lobby Case

A sampling of three-dimensional clay pieces made by students of the Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT will be on display in our lobby case during the month of May. The artwork was created by students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade in the art studio of the school under the guidance of art teacher, Madeline Smith. We are delighted to be given this opportunity to share our work with the greater community.

Daron Sutton: Photography

Daron Sutton is a freelance photographer who enjoys shooting nature, landscapes, and architecture.

Rosa Ibarra: Paintings

In her Artist’s statement, Ms. Ibarra’s says that her work “focuses on the magnificence of women and children; my inspiration is born of subtle beauties: a soft expression on a child's face, the radiation of strength, a quiet moment of contemplation.” 

She was born in Puerto Rico and educated in Paris with a degree of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts. At the present, Rosa Ibarra paints and teaches art. She is very committed to bringing art to marginalized communities such as Latino women survivors of cancer, women recovering from alcohol and drug abuse and detained youth, creating murals and other public art works.

Metal and Clay: Four Artists
June, 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 

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 

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.