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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.

Jessica Fallis

Jessica Fallis

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Artist, Educator

Southington, CT

B.F.A., Painting, 2012

I am a working artist, educator, and freelance writer currently living in Southington, Connecticut. At Hartford Art School, I was able to discover and develop my passion for painting, while also completing a degree in English, and this ability to pursue both disciplines has been critical to my career. At the Hartford Art School, I was able to synthesize my many interests, as well as explore new avenues—all with the support and encouragement of professors, many of whom I still keep in touch with today.

After graduation, I continued to develop the body of work I had begun in my senior thesis, while studying for my MA in English at UVM. I moved back to Connecticut in 2015 to pursue my teaching certification, and have been regularly exhibiting my work throughout Connecticut ever since. Some of my recent exhibitions include the Emerging Artist Exhibit at the West Hartford Art League, and group shows at the New Britain Museum of Art, Five Points Gallery, the Mystic Museum of Art, and the Underground Gallery, amongst others.

The Hartford Art School prepared me for a career as a working artist, and provided me with the background and critical skills essential for my life as an educator as well. Currently, I work from my studio at the Five Points Gallery Launchpad space in Torrington. In the fall of 2017, I will be starting as a high school painting and ceramics teacher in West Hartford. My current writing project is the blog for Five Points Gallery.