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Art exhibit Pastel Society-Opening

Monday, November 9, 2015
9:00am – 7:00pm

Stamford Campus
Art Gallery

Opening Day

The exhibition, "Renaissance in Pastel," is the Connecticut Pastel Society's 22nd Annual National Show, which runs from November 9th to December 11th.

There has been an enormous renewed interest in the use of pastels around the world. With the realization that pastel paintings have a long life, one only needs to see the works of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, from the Impressionist era. Just visit any art museum for proof of the endurance and value of the pastel medium. The exhibition has a vast array of exuberantly colored paintings created on different surfaces. The viewer will be enticed into looking closely at the artist's mark making, then stand back and enjoy a feast for the eyes. Entrants from coast to coast were juried in by five qualified pastel artists from around the country, making this show a truly national experience. This unparalleled body of work was chosen with a variety of technique, style and subject matter. These artists are now part of the ever growing resurgence in the "Renaissance in Pastel."

Contact:

Gary Faulkner, 203-251-8450, gary.faulkner@uconn.edu

UConn Stamford Art Gallery (primary), Dramatic Arts, Stamford Campus, Stamford Events

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