News Release

October 2, 2006

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Calendar Item – Art Exhibit

Illustrator Turns to Fine Art and Watercolor

Who:  Mike Eagle

What:  “Recent Watercolors”

Where:  Hospital and Mezzanine Lobbies, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington

When:  September 28 through November 29, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the artist:
In recent years, illustrator Mike Eagle has turned his attention to the fine arts. He has exhibited at the Connecticut Artists Exhibit and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibit and created murals for the Mystic Seaport, Nautilus submarine, and Connecticut River museums. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the American Watercolor Society.

During his career as an illustrator, Eagle has illustrated numerous books, magazines and advertisements. His clients included such well-known organizations as Golden Books, Random House, Sports Illustrated, General Electric, HBO/Cinemax, and Ragu, among many others. His works have been exhibited at the American Museum of Illustration in New York, the Cricket Art Exhibition in Chicago, the Dallas Public Library, and the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy. Most recently his work was included in the “Art of the Story Board,” a Society of Illustrators exhibit, and his drawing “Out of the Storm” was selected to be part of a national traveling exhibit featuring art depicting 9/11. Wood is a long-standing member of the Society of Illustrators.

He has taught art and illustration classes at the University of Connecticut, the University of New Haven and the Paier College of Art, Hamden, and is currently an adjunct professor in fine arts at Quinnipiac University, Hamden. A native of Middletown, Eagle graduated with honors from the Hartford Art School/University of Hartford, Bloomfield. Early in his career he was a staff illustrator at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford.

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