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HAS Student's Book Leads to 'Creative Grab Bag' Exhibit
An exhibit showcasing the work of 20 artists who were featured in a book by Hartford Art School sophomore Ethan Bodnar will open with a reception on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Silpe Gallery.
Bodnar's book, Creative Grab Bag: Inspiring Challenges for Designers, Illustrators and Artists, was published in August 2009 by HOW Books. The book is a collection of work from 100 artists, illustrators and designers from around the world who were challenged to explore their creativity.
The exhibit features work from 20 of those artists, and includes design, illustration, photography, painting, sculpture and more. The exhibit will run through March 4. Silpe Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Two of the contributing artists will give talks on Friday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in Koopman Commons, located in the Hartford Art School's Renée Samuels Center. The artist talks will feature:
– Troy Monroe, who is a graduate of the Hartford Art School, a designer at co:lab, the president of the Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC), and is currently working on a new initiative called Design is Love.
– Randy Hunt, who earned an MFA in design from the School of Visual Arts, is the founder of the design studio Citizen Scholar, and is a partner at Supercorp, makers of Supermarket.
About Creative Grab Bag
Creative Grab Bag is a collection of work from 100 artists, illustrators and designers from around the world. Author Ethan Bodnar asked each artist to take on a task outside the realm of their normal work. Each task was randomly selected from a grab bag. This exhibit showcases a piece of their normal work alongside their randomly chosen task. The artwork captures the spirit of exploration and innovation and challenges viewers to push the limits of their creativity.
More details about the book can be viewed here: http://ethanbodnar.com/books/creativegrabbag.