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Health Center Today, February 18, 2010

Two Recognized Artists, Art Experts and Teachers Exhibit at LeWitt Gallery

By Carolyn Pennington

Artwork by Pamela and Frank Bramble

Bramble and Bramble: Remnants, Glyphs and Palimpsests by Pamela and Frank Bramble will be on display in the Health Center's Celeste LeWitt Gallery until April 29.

In their painting and mixed-media work, Pamela and Frank Bramble independently examine the beauty of worn and time-altered surfaces. Abstract in nature, Pamela Brambleís abstract paintings resonate with color and reveal layered spaces that give the impression of continual evolution. Frank Bramble uses torn paper, wood, twine, wire, thread and color to create works that are both sculptural and painterly. Their artwork is being displayed in the Health Centerís Celeste LeWitt Gallery until April 29.

Pamela Brambleís work is represented in public and private collections and has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Hartford Courant and Art New England. She received a bachelorís degree in fine arts from the University of Connecticut and a masterís in fine art from Columbia University in Chicago. She has taught a variety of art courses in the Department of Art and Art History at UConn since 1989 and has served as an invited juror and lecturer. She was presented with the Presidentís Gold Medallion for her paintings in the Emerging Artists exhibit at The Gregg Galleries in New York City, and was the recipient of a UConn research travel grant to study thirteenth and fourteenth century frescoes in Italy, a fundamental inspiration for her work.

Frank Bramble has been painting for more than 30 years. His work is in corporate, university, and private collections across the country. He earned a bachelorís degree in fine arts from the University of Connecticut, a masterís in fine art from the University of Hartford and a masterís of arts in teaching from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. He has taught and been a guest lecturer and visiting artist at numerous schools and universities, most recently at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, and at UConn.

The pieces at the Health Center represent some of the art exhibited in 2008 at UConnís Homer Babbidge Library in Storrs. Parts of the original show have also been exhibited at UConnís Torrington campus, and an expanded show is scheduled for Fairfield Universityís Walsh Gallery at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in June/July 2010 and for the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at UConnís Avery Point campus in the spring of 2012. The Brambles maintain studios in Connecticut and Vermont.

The University of Connecticut Health Centerís collection of fine arts serves to enhance the environment and promote the sense of a caring community for patients, visitors, staff and students. Art is selected, acquired and exhibited by the UCHC Art Advisory Committee. To view a selection of the Health Centerís permanent collection visit: http://auxiliary.uchc.edu/art.