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Hartford Art School to Host “National Portfolio Day” for High School Students

Approximately 1,200 high school juniors and seniors from around the Northeast will be coming to the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School for National Portfolio Day on Saturday, Nov. 6, a day full of visual excitement, high emotions and exciting opportunity. Prospective art school students will bring their portfolios to be reviewed and critiqued by some of the 50 art schools and their representatives.

More information here.

A Designer of National September 11th Memorial to Speak in Auerbach Lecture Series

Jake Barton, founder and principal of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm that is one of the lead exhibition designers for The National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City, will give a talk about "Local Projects - Current Studio Works."

Read more about Barton here.

Noted Sculptor Judy Fox to Speak in Art School’s Auerbach Series

Award-winning sculptor Judy Fox will present a lecture titled, "Into Icons."  Fox, who lives and works in New York City, is a 2006 fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a 2009 fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Read more about Fox here.

Retrospective of Top Student Work on Display in Hartford Art School’s Silpe Gallery

The Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School is currently hosting "Goldfarb Retrospective," a collection of nearly two dozen pieces of prize-winning artwork from the past 22 years of the Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition. The exhibition is on displayuntil September 24 in Silpe Gallery, which is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

More information here.

Students Illustrate the Impact of Global Warming by Creating Posters in New Exhibit at the Trash Museum

Don't let the water run. Turn off the lights. Enjoy your meal but minimize the amount of waste afterward. They're all pretty simple messages, but in the hands of students in a Visual Communication Design class at the University of Hartford, they turn into a call to action, telling us there are simple things each of us can do to combat global warming.

Read more about the project here.