By Sarah Rushford
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Featured, Visual Arts
Photo: Multimedia artist Gene Gort’s “Installation Venetian,” on view through October 17, 2015 at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut.
Torrington, Conn. – Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut is a non-profit contemporary art gallery showing professional regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery presents exhibitions in three renovated exhibition spaces in a historic downtown building and the lively events and receptions draw large crowds from a community of artists, educators, collectors and an engaged public from across the region.
Five Points Gallery in Torrington opens its fourth show of the 2015 season on April 23. The show will run through May 23 and feature the work of three artists: Mia Westerlund Roosen, Kim Sobel and Janice La Motta. An opening reception will take place April 24 at 6 p.m. and an artist talk with occur May 8 at 6 p.m.
Image: Kim Sobel's "Flashing into Dark", Acrylic, Gamsol, Oil, Oil Medium, Wax on Linen, 60" x 46", 2014
By N.F. Ambery, Special to The Register Citizen
POSTED: 03/29/15, 5:44 PM EDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO
Image: N.F. Ambery - Special to The Register Citizen Robert Calafiore, assistant dean at the University of Hartford's art school; Power Boothe, professor of painting at the University of Hartford's art school; and Janet Nesteruk, professor of fine arts at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted conduct a question-and-answer session to a group of 40 participants during "Portfolio Day" at Five Points Gallery in Torrington on Saturday morning.
TORRINGTON >> Representatives from three area colleges evaluated local aspiring artists’ portfolios Saturday morning during the inaugural “Portfolio Day” program at Five Points Gallery at 33 Main St.
Forty high school and community college students looking to transfer schools also attended the gallery’s subsequent panel presentation entitled “Not All Artists Are Starving,” in which the college representatives outlined career possibilities in the visual arts today.
A reminder that art is a hands-on activity
BY TRACEY O'SHAUGHNESSY | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
Friday, March 13, 2015 8:41 AM EDT
Image: Torre Di Vetro, Due, Unique C-Print, 40"x30", Robert Calafiore
Twenty years ago, when Robert Calafiore wanted to teach his art students how to make a pinhole camera, the instructions were pretty straight-forward: Cut up a few pieces of cardboard; make a box; pierce a small hole in it.
Today, he spends a day teaching them how to use a ruler. How to mark a quarter of an inch. How to cut a straight edge.
BY JTIMOTHYQUIRK ON JANUARY 7, 2015
As a young student, Moses Pendleton presented his thesis on Percy Shelly’s “Ode to a Skylark” in the Wren Room, an ornately decorated, wood paneled area on the first floor of the library at Dartmouth. Before Professor Finch, Pendleton re-enacted Shelly’s creation of the poem for he believed that a true portrait of an artist can emerge from an understanding of their artistic process. Amid the recitations of verse he crumpled paper and moved with purpose as he constructed his portrait of Shelly. Once the poem was completed, Pendleton opened up the window, extended his arms as if they were wings and jumped out. When he returned, his professor said with astonishment that he had nothing to compare it to and Pendleton received an A.
Photo image: (c) moses pendleton photograph of the photograph within the gallery for media purposes of the event only. not for reproduction.
City doubles down on arts
Can learn something from Pittsfield, Mass.
BY ALEC JOHNSON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:01 PM EST
TORRINGTON — The mayor, one year into in her first four-year term, is dusting off a downtown study that suggested encouraging what's called a "creative economy" to spark revitalization.
It's a catchy, economic development jargon for a shift toward creators — artists, architects, craftsmen — rather that the region's historic and long suffering manufacturing base.