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Hartford Art School Senior Shows Start Next Month

Beginning on April 7, the Joseloff and Silpe Galleries will launch the annual Hartford Art School BFA thesis exhibitions, featuring work by graduating seniors in the Hartford Art School’s studio major programs.

For five straight weeks, both galleries will be filled with the stellar work of the soon-to-graduate Hartford Art School class of 2015. The senior show series kicks off on April 7, 2015 with the sculpture department in the Silpe Gallery, and the painting department in the Joseloff.

The schedule is as follows:

April 7-16, 2015

Off the Mark, Painting Department (Joseloff Gallery)
Emergent Properties, Sculpture Department (Silpe Gallery)

Public Reception: Saturday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.
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April 19-28

Light Beyond the Looking Glass, Photography Department (Joseloff Gallery)
Slowly from State to State We Travel, Printmaking & Ceramics Departments (Silpe Gallery)

Public Reception: Saturday, April 25, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
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May 1-10

Illustration Department (Joseloff Gallery)
Visual Communication Design Department (Silpe Gallery)

Public Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5-7 p.m.
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Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments and artwork of our talented class of 2015!

Goldfarb 2015


University of Hartford students: Don’t miss your chance to submit work to the 2015 Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition.  Submissions close at midnight on February 11.  All U of H students are encouraged to enter two of their best works of art.  There’s no cost to apply, and two undergrads will win the $1,000 purchase prizes and have their work permanently in the Goldfarb Memorial Collection a the Hartford Art School.

Visit to apply.  Read the info on the page, then click the green “Register” button on the top right of the page to register as a user and begin the entry process.

Our guest juror this year is Denise Markonish, curator at Mass MoCA.

Exhibition Dates: March 3-29, 2015
Awards Reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4-6 p.m., Joseloff Gallery

Double Feature Lecture

We’re very excited to be presenting a lecture next week featuring the two designers from our current exhibition, Double Feature.

Clif Stoltze and Bonnie Siegler, the 2013/2014 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the visual communication design department at the Hartford Art School, will come together on Thursday, February 6, 2014 to each present 30-minute lectures on the work of their respective design studios. Lectures will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium, adjacent to the Joseloff Gallery.  The celebration continues at 5 p.m. with a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery.

So who are Bonnie and Clif?  The simple answer is that they’re both talented and award-winning designers who were invited to campus this year to act as Koopman Distinguished Chairs and teach courses in design to students in the Hartford Art School visual communication design department.  For the full story, read on, and please visit their websites to view samples of the spectacular work they’ve each created.

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About Bonnie Siegler
Bonnie is the co-founder of Eight and a Half, a multidisciplinary design studio based in New York. Her clients include Late Night with Seth Meyers, The New York Times, HBO, The Criterion Collection, Nickelodeon and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Before Eight and a Half, Bonnie co-founded design studio Number 17 in 1993, and before that, she worked at MTV Networks. Her studio’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA, and she has served on the national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club; the Type Directors Club; the Webby Awards; and the Broadcast Design Association. She was recently voted one of the 50 Most Influential Designers Working Today by Graphic Design USA. She has taught for many years in the masters programs at both Yale University and the School of Visual Arts.


About Clif Stoltze
As founder and creative director of Stoltze Design, Clif has nurtured a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes a process based on research, sound strategy, and thorough exploration. This inclusive approach yields compelling communications that effectively articulate and reinforce the message or product.

Clif has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art and frequently lectures at schools and design organizations around the country. He has served as AIGA Boston vice president and was honored as the recipient of their 2005 Fellow Award. Reflecting his love of music and album art, Clif’s book 1000 Music Graphics was published by Rockport in May of 2008 and he is also curator of POSTGIG, a traveling exhibit of contemporary music posters.

Remember, both Bonnie and Clif will be here next Thursday, February 6, to present a “double feature” lecture in the Wilde Auditorium, across the lawn from the Joseloff Gallery, at 3:30 p.m.  This event and the public reception that follows are both free and open to the public.


First Garmany Recital: This Sunday

We are thrilled to present our first Garmany Recital this Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Joseloff Gallery.

The Garmany Recital Series is a creative collaboration between the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and the The Hartt School which will result in four musical performances featuring Hartt faculty and students to be held at Joseloff Gallery during exhibitions in the 2013/2014 academic year.

This Sunday’s performance will feature Hartt School faculty member, Charles Huang on oboe, with guests Ling-Fei Kang on oboe, Sayun Chang on percussion, and Susan Cheng on piano.

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Peter Maxwell Davies, Benjamin Britten, David MacBride, and others will be performed in a casual gallery environment.  Seating will be available, but visitors are encouraged to move about the space and experience the music while viewing the artwork.  A light reception with the musicians will take place after the performance.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot located in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.

View the full performance program here.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Special thanks also to Falcetti Music for their in-kind support.

Christine Hiebert to Offer Gallery Talks THIS FRIDAY

Please join us in the gallery this Friday for two informal gallery talks with LINES+ SPACES artist Christine Hiebert.

Talks will take place Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Christine’s mixed media drawings are a fascinating mix of gesture drawing and draftsmanship. It will be enlightening to have her in the gallery speaking about her work and answering your questions.

Those of you who attended the gallery talks before the LINES + SPACES opening reception with Eve Aschheim and Hanns Schimansky will not want to miss another chance to experience a LINES + SPACES artist interacting with and discussing her work.

For more information, please contact the gallery at 860-768-4090.

Garmany Recitals at the Joseloff Gallery

We are pleased to announce that the Richard P. Garmany Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University for a creative collaboration between the Hartford Art School and the University’s The Hartt School. The collaboration will result in four musical performances featuring Hartt faculty and students to be held at Joseloff Gallery during exhibitions in the 2013/2014 academic year.

“Hartford Art School extends sincere thanks to Linda J. Kelly, president of the Hartford Foundation, and David E. Polk, advisor to the Richard P. Garmany Fund, for the opportunity to pursue this exciting new programming,” says Nancy Stuart, dean of the Hartford Art School.

The Garmany Recitals will be on October 6, 2013, December 1, 2013, February 9, 2014, and March 9, 2014. The performances will feature musical selections that have been inspired by or relate to the artwork on display. A reception will follow each recital to allow attendees to take a closer look at the exhibition and mingle with faculty and students of both The Hartt School and Hartford Art School. In addition to creating a new opportunity for the University’s school of visual arts and performing arts conservatory to collaborate, the events are expected to bring new faces into the Joseloff Gallery and help promote it as a Greater Hartford community space.

The first Garmany Recital will be on the closing day of the Joseloff Gallery’s exhibition LINES + SPACES, a group show featuring paintings and drawings curated by John Yau. The recital will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

The Garmany Recitals are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.

Download the full press release here.

To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail

The Hartford Art School is pleased to be a part of To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail.

During the months of September, October, and November 2013, the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Appalachian Mountain Club and Connecticut Forest and Park Association will present To Be at the Farther Edge: Photographs Along the New England Trail/Barbara Bosworth, an exhibition of panoramic photographs by photographer, Barbara Bosworth taken along the New England Trail over the past year.

A single photograph will be displayed at each of nine different sites—each with its own relationship to the trail—to form a unique exhibition that viewers can experience at their own pace and following their own path.

The piece on display in the Hartford Art School will hang in the main lobby and be installed at the end of this month.  Please don’t miss this unique exhibition!


New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
On view: September-November 2013

Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
On view: September-November 2013

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
On view: September-November 2013

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Lower Lake Road, South Hadley, MA 01075
On view: August 30-December 17, 2013

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
On view: August 28-December 8, 2013

Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College
11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
On view: August 28-December 8, 2013

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell, MA 01379
On view: September 3-October 31, 2013

Dickinson Memorial Library (Northfield Public Library)
115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360
On view: September 15-October 31, 2013

Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108
On view: September-November 2013

New Look

The Joseloff Gallery has gotten itself a fancy, new logo.  What do you think?  Our very talented designer, Mark Snyder of Object | Resonance designed the updated and slightly retro new logo and we couldn’t be happier.  Watch for it showing up in your email newsletters and on an updated website design in the coming months.

Announcing: LINES + SPACES

We are very excited to announce the start of the Joseloff Gallery Guest Curator Series launching this September with a fantastic exhibition titled LINES + SPACES, curated by noted poet and art critic, John Yau. (Read the full press release here.)

LINES + SPACES will showcase the paintings and drawings of artists Eve Aschheim, Joanne Greenbaum, Christine Hiebert, Steve Roden, and Hanns Schimansky in an exhibition developed by Yau exploring the paradoxes and complexities of the simple line.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a lecture by John Yau held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium, directly followed by a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery from 4-7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

LINES + SPACES features works selected by the poet and art critic, John Yau, a small-press publisher and wordsmith who I have had the pleasure of working with while arranging this exhibition.  The concept of LINES + SPACES grew from Yau’s interest in the exploration of line as subject matter rather than starting point.

Yau chose five spectacular artists for the exhibition, brilliant individuals who each use line drawing to investigate; to probe a subject and tease out its meaning.  As one artist in the exhibition, Steve Roden, explains about his work, “…the purpose [is] to create a situation of slow reading and expanded conversation with the source.”

Yau describes the artists in LINES + SPACES as follows:

“They refuse the sense of security that the recognizable world provides. Instead of beginning with an image in mind—and the security that it might offer—they start with the line itself. With it, they manifest spaces that would otherwise be seen only with the mind’s eye, the imagination.”

The new Joseloff Gallery Guest Curator Series is designed to bring individuals who are deeply engaged in today’s art world to the Hartford Art School to inspire students and contribute to the dialogue across campus about current issues in contemporary art. Each guest curator, (who may also be an artist, critic, or collector), is invited to curate a group exhibition exploring a specific issue or theme that he or she is passionate about pursuing, but until now may not have had the opportunity to explore. In addition to the exhibition, the guest curator will also write an essay for the exhibition catalog, and initiate a conversation with the Hartford Art School community by presenting a public lecture or moderating a panel discussion related to the theme of the exhibition.

A full-color catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition featuring an essay by John Yau and an introduction by artist and Hartford Art School faculty member, Power Boothe.  Please contact the Joseloff Gallery for information on purchasing a catalog.

The LINES + SPACES exhibition and events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the K-visitor lot in front of the Hartford Art School’s Renee Samuels Center.  For more information, please contact the Joseloff Gallery at 860-768-4090, or