March 20, 2013
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces
Art Exhibit and Class at the Kellogg Environmental Center
Karen Bartone’s fine art exhibit of summer pond images, Enchanted, highlighting the quiet, warm beauty of summer are on display through April 17th at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave, Derby, CT. Working with oils and gold leaf, Ms. Bartone has captured the stillness of water and summer reflections through the impressionistic style.
A special workshop titled All that Glitters is Gold will be held April 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center. During this hands on and informative session participants will be able to create and complete a small work of art using the gilding technique. The program will include a brief history of Ms. Bartone’s work and use of this technique with insight into her style of painting. All materials and supplies, including the gold leaf, will be provided for a fee of $20.00, payable on the day of the workshop. To register for the art class, for participants ages 9 and up, call (203) 734-2513. There is no charge for you to come and meet the artist or to visit the exhibition.
Ms. Bartone holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art from Western Connecticut State University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Johnson State College. She is the recipient of numerous awards including 2 grants from the American Association of University Professors, a postgraduate Professional Development Research Fellowship with Hugh O’Donnell, 2 Fellowships to The Vermont Studio Center, and a Fellowship to the Chautauqua School of Art.
Her solo exhibitions include shows with the Jane Goodall Institute, Western Connecticut State University and The Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Her work is also in the collections of Western Connecticut State University and The North East Sustainable Energy Association. In addition, she is a part time lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University where she teaches foundation courses in Studio Art including Drawing I, Studio Art Introduction and Two-Dimensional Design Elements.
The Kellogg Environmental Center, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT, is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 for more information.