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Newtown Artist Among Those Featured In Upcoming WCSU Thesis Exhibition

Published: March 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

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DANBURY - Christine Armold of Sandy Hook is among seven Western Connecticut State University graduate student candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in 2017 who will present their works in the MFA Thesis Exhibition, running March 30 through April 10 in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension.

The Department of Art organizes the MFA Thesis Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience demonstrating the personal artistic direction and mastery of candidates for the MFA in visual arts, expressed in the works they present for viewing.

Ms Armold paints primarily in oils and watercolor to create works that combine elements of still life and landscape, exploring the duality between interior and exterior spaces. She draws creative inspiration from personal memories of people and places in her past, such as summers spent by the ocean with her grandmother.

A recurring theme in her works is the passage of time and the beauty of objects left and forgotten. The recipient of a BA in studio art from WCSU, she has exhibited widely in Fairfield County.

Also being celebrated within the 2017 Thesis Exhibition are Ellie Nazari of Danbury, Kirsten Koromilas of Bethel, Joey Loos of Meriden, Tricia Currie of North Haven, and Sara Ruiz and Janet Warner, both of New Haven.

An opening reception co-sponsored by the university's Department of Art and the WCSU Alumni Association for the artists will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, March 30, at the gallery. The public is invited, and admission is free.

The gallery is open for viewing Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm.
For more information, contact the Department of Art at 203-837-8403 or the Office of University Relations at 203-837-8486.

 

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