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Parking Advisory

With forecast heavy rains for Saturday and the potential for both river and flash flooding, students are asked to avoid parking in low-lying areas of parking lots C, D, E (along the tree line), F (eastern most entrance by the pond), and N-Annex. Cars should now be on higher ground within these lots or in Lot F (by Konover Campus Center). Vehicles should be returned to their assigned parking lots by 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Karri Chapman

Karri Chapman

Karri Chapman

Founder, Owner

Karri Lee Designs
Hartford, CT

B.F.A., Printmaking and Painting

After graduating Hartford Art School, I was really interested in the behind the scenes aspects of working in galleries. I think I really enjoyed the organizational structure and was inspired by figuring out how certain bodies of work can blend together with others. I curated a few of my own pop-up exhibits, and went on to manage an art gallery in New Haven, Connecticut for a short period of time.

I had a previous design background from another school, and always wanted to find a way to blend my love for those elements with my passion for painting with watercolors, which is what my thesis work at Uhart was completed in. I found myself thrown into the wedding industry with requests from friends to design their invitations, using my watercolor paintings, and my business was born. In 2015 I started Karri Lee Designs, where I create custom wedding invitations for high end clients, mixing elements of watercolor paintings inspired by nature with more graphic design elements like vectored calligraphy.

I went full time with my business in 2016, and now in 2017 I am hiring my first set of employees, have a studio here in Hartford, Connecticut, and am also teaching calligraphy workshops. While studying at Uhart, I was able to make connections with professors that I still contact to this day for advice, and their encouragement to follow my dreams has been invaluable.

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