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Kimberley Zimmerman
Kimberley’s 12' suspended sculpture was installed and dedicated in November at the new Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital.

Bonen & Joint sculpture

Joan Gamble
BA, Art Education ’69, MA, Education ‘72
Joan has served as the Mayor of Bloomfield since 2015. She also illustrated two books this past summer for adults who are learning to read. In addition, she does restoration and original art for the Catholic Church.

Joanna Garren
BFA, Printmaking, 2006
Joanna spent the last year working as a dental technician, making crowns and bridges. Recently, an article was written about her artwork in the November/December issue of Lab Management Today. She also had a solo show this past September at Tunxis Community College called "Toolbox/Toybox," which showed a collection of acrylic and mixed media pieces.


Kathleen Zimmerman
BFA, Sculpture and Printmaking, 1996
Kathleen Zimmerman was awarded the State of Connecticut Office of the Arts Regional Arts Award.

Kathleen Zimmerman

Patrick Regan
B.F.A., Illustration, 2016
The Day Newspaper published an article about Patrick, his current employer Astor Place, and a local film festival that he entered with an animation that was sound designed by Curt Ramm. The film festival is called "The Screening Room" and was hosted by Hygienic Art, a local nonprofit art gallery and performance venue in New London, Connecticut.

Here is a link to the article.

Jessica Fallis
B.F.A., Illustration; B.A., English, 2012
Fallis was part of the West Hartford Art League's Emerging Artist Exhibit in early winter. A video of the exhibit can be seen here.
She is a part of the University of Hartford/HAS/Five Points Gallery Artist Launchpad studios, starting this spring.

West Hartford Art League Exhibit

Sam McKinniss
B.F.A., Painting, 2007
Sam collaborated with recording artist Lorde on artwork for her new album, Melodrama, out later this year. He was featured recently in an interview with W Magazine.


In The News

New England-based Take Magazine interviewed Ceramics Professor Matt Towers about the inspiration behind his newest body of work, "Catastasis." Towers' work will also be featured in "Reaction Bubble," the an installation opening at Real Art Ways on March 18.

Internationally acclaimed artists are instructing sculpture students in the Hartford Art School

Sculpture students in the University’s Hartford Art School (HAS) are experiencing a unique chance to study with two renowned artists Jamie Isenstein and Michael E. Smith, who have displayed their art in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, New York, Prague, and Paris galleries. These artists are on campus thanks to the Koopman Chair visiting artists program.

Read more here.

Ying Ye '18 and Adrian Martinez '17 Win Top Honors at Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

Goldfarb Winners 2017

Congratulations to Ying Ye ’18 (Painting and Drawing) and Adrian Martinez ’17 (Photography) on winning top honors in this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition! Every year, two student artists receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each, made possible through the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment Trust. The winning students’ artwork becomes part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School proudly displayed throughout the University in offices and public spaces.

Seven additional HAS students received Honorable Mention for their artwork, including Joel Blackwood ’17, a photography major with a minor in visual communication design; Julia Scott ’19, a visual communication design major with a minor in art history; Krista Guerin ’18 with a major in painting and drawing; Hillyer College Professor Maria Johnson, Allison Flores ’17 with a major in ceramics and minor in photography; Timothy Miles ’17 with a major in printmaking, and printmaking senior Samantha Bechard.

We were thrilled to have Chiraag Bahkta acting as our 2017 Goldfarb guest juror.  Mr. Bahkta, in addition to being a Hartford Art School alumnus, is an American based artists living in San Francisco. *Pardon My Hindi has been a pseudonym that he has been using for himself since 2002. His practice starts with collecting ephemera from various times and environments building upon a theme, which primarily relate to identity, history, and popular culture. His work draws from his background in the design industry and varies in medium including Printmaking, Collage, Photography and Assemblage. His work has been on view at various galleries and institutions including: The Smithsonian (DC), The Whitney (NY), and The Asian Art Museum (SF).

[Photo: Defining Studios]