News Release

April 17, 2007

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Artist Inspired by the Old Masters

Thirty Years and Two Continents Later

Who: Joseph Miranda

What: “Old Europe”

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

When: April 24 through June 13, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the artist:
While stationed with the United States Air Force in Germany, Joseph Miranda studied with two local artists, learning the styles of the old masters, which he says are the basis of his style and technique. The use of washes and glazes in oil can be seen in many of his works. The subject matter, color and the brushwork style suggest Old Europe.

Returning to the U.S. he put aside painting to raise a family and pursue a military career. Now living in Windsor, he has retired from his second career in computer software and returned to painting. He says the exhibit “Old Europe” is based on the influences encountered while he was living abroad.

While in the military, he entered a number of art shows within the Air Force community and was awarded many first and second place honors. He also taught art classes for adults and children at Langley AFB.

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