News Release

June 13, 2007

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Landscape Artist Exhibit at UConn Health Center

Who: Constance LaPalombara

What: “Perceptions”

Where: Main Lobby and Mezzanine, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington

When: June 14 through September 16

About the artist:
Constance LaPalombara says her interest in landscape art comes from the summers she spent painting in the Italian countryside. However, in recent years, the urban landscape has been the primary focus of her work paintings. Mostly using oils, but also watercolor, she works from direction observation. “Light, or the sensation of light, and the emotion it evokes, whether through its presence or absence,” she writes, “is at the heart of the work.”

An accomplished artist, LaPalombara has exhibited widely at galleries, museums, art centers and other venues in the U.S. and Italy, and has been awarded prizes by the Creative Arts Workshop and the Paint and Clay Annual Show in New Haven; the Firehouse Gallery in Milford; Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University; Guilford Art League; Discovery Museum in Bridgeport; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va., and others. Her works hang in public collections in New York, Connecticut and Italy.

LaPalombara earned a master’s in fine art from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. She is a recipient of an Artists Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Art.

The University of Connecticut Health Center’s 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 Center’s permanent collection visit:

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