POSTED: 06/25/14, 8:14 PM EDT |
TORRINGTON >> Five Points Gallery is opening a new art show Thursday, featuring artists Michael Donovan, Michael Quadland and Terry Donsen Feder. The opening reception will be Friday at 6 pm. An artist panel discussion is schedule for July 11 at 6 p.m.
Photo: A sculpture by Michael Donovan in the new art show at Five Points Gallery. Shako Liu — The Register Citizen
Donovan teaches three-dimensional design and sculpture at Southern Connecticut State University and Fairfield University. In his artist statement, he said his art explores the act of preservation. Donovan writes, “The work that is being performed within each structure implies permanently suspended movement. Each piece performs a designated task with no true purpose other than sustaining the level of energy generated within it.”
Feder will be the featured artist in the east gallery. She has designed and executed murals in Nevada, Nantucket, and in private homes and business in New England, including a forty-seven foot mural at Peppercorn’s in Hartford, according to the release.
The art show will end Aug. 2. Judith McElhone, executive director of Five Points Gallery, said they are always looking to pair artwork that have different disciplines, and artists in different areas. She said she hopes to bring different people to Torrington to see art from big cities.
“Art changes people’s lives. Art is not only for wealthy collectors,” McElhone said. “Blue-collar workers can also understand art and see art. We want Torrington to be revitalized. It’s the people that make the city. Art helps people understand themselves and the world better.”