Tremaine Art Gallery Reopens to the Public with 'Fragmentary Blue' Exhibit May 15

The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibit of seventeen artists, curated by Joan Baldwin, Curator of Special Collections at Hotchkiss with Terri L. Moore, Director of the Tremaine Art Gallery.  The exhibit is on view May 15 through June 19.  A reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for May 15, 2 - 4 p.m. Please note visitors must wear masks and bring proof of vaccination to attend the reception and visit the gallery during regular opening hours Tues.- Sat.10-4 and Sun. 12-4.

The exhibit highlights participating artists’ diverse responses to the color blue and borrows its title from Robert Frost’s poem “Fragmentary Blue,” which includes the lines: Why make so much of fragmentary blue / In here and there a bird, or butterfly, / Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, / When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?  Whether working with blue as an expression of mood, hue, or symbol, invited artists have engaged with the color in a range of media while considering and exploring what blue means in their work. They may explore how a color associated with bird’s eggs, the Madonna, with mourning, summer skies, Krishna, hyacinths, and the ocean deepens our understanding of color and mood. Selected work will be exhibited with a series of poems and text, echoed by a group of blue objects, both natural and fabricated, turning the Tremaine Art Gallery into a multimedia book where images, objects, color, and words intersect. 

Exhibiting artists include Cynthia Alberto, Mandy Cano Villalobos, Rosa Chang, Nancy Cohen, Ann Conrad Stewart ‘81, Joy Curtis, Beth Dary, Grace DeGennaro, Valerie Hammond, T. Klacsmann ‘01, Jordana Munk Martin, Caitlin Parker, Sarah Pettitt, Beau Bree Rhee, Dora Somosi, Alyce Santoro, and Janis Stemmermann.

The Tremaine Art Gallery is located in the Main Building of The Hotchkiss School. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.  Please call ahead before your visit to confirm opening hours. Visitors must wear masks and bring proof of vaccination. For more information about the exhibit, phone (860) 435-3663.


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