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Alumnus combines his love of sports and history into powerful works of art

Major League Baseball’s playoff season has started and artist Chris Speakman is keeping a very close eye on all the action, to see which teams advance and which wins the World Series. It’s not because he’s a huge fan of any of the teams in the playoffs (although he is a big baseball fan). It’s that he has to begin his planning and design work for the prints and posters he will create that help fans of the championship team celebrate their victory.

Read more about Speakman here.

Noted Interactive Designer Troy Lachance to Speak in Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series

Troy Lachance, who for the last five years has led interactive studio Bluecadet’s design team in creating compelling user experiences at museums and cultural institutions across the country, will present a talk on “Dinosaurs, Chemistry Sets & a Giant Beating Heart: How Digital Design Can Inspire Imagination, Connection & Exploration.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditoirum in the Harry Jack Gray Center at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

Read more about Lachance here.

Renaissance of Cut Paper as an Artistic Expression Celebrated with Exhibition and Symposium at Joseloff Gallery

Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction, the seventh International Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition at the Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School is a celebration of the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic expression. Paper, a ubiquitous medium, is transformed by the simple acts of cutting, removing, folding, and reassembling to create something far beyond its humble beginnings.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Prizes Awarded in Goldfarb Student Art Exhibition

Two students from the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School (HAS) students won top honors at this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition, and a third HAS student won a special Juror’s Prize. The awards were announced at the closing reception for the exhibition on March 27 in the Joseloff Gallery.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Alum Designs This Year's LOVE Stamp

If you get a Valentine’s Day card in the mail this week, pay close attention to the stamp on the envelope. It may be the work of Q. Cassetti M ’09, a graduate of the Low-Residency Master of Illustration program at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. The U.S. Postal Service chose her design for the annual LOVE stamp series and it has a close connection to the University of Hartford.

Read more about her project here.