News Release

August 22, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Abstract Art and Photography Featured at LeWitt Gallery

What: “My Sister’s Pearls” fine abstract art by Tory Cowles of Washington, D.C. and “Keeping Time” photography by Melissa Post of Winsted

Where: Celeste LeWitt Gallery, Food Court, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington

When: September 25, 2008 through January 7, 2009 daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artists:
A graduate of Bennington College in Vermont, Tory Cowles is a well-known artist in the Washington, D.C. area. She is represented there at the Touchstone Gallery and at the Torpedo Factory, an artists’ collective in Alexandria, Va.

Most recently she exhibited at the Touchstone, the National Women’s Democratic Club Art Show in Washington, and at the Trading Spaces Art Show/Artspace in Raleigh, N.C. She has also exhibited at venues in Virginia, Maryland and Vermont. Her work will be included in a year-long traveling show that begins in September titled “From Here 2 There.” The exhibit will visit Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Nevada.

Admitting to a penchant for bright colors, Cowles paints and repaints her canvases and builds layers. She says, “When a painting works, it comes alive with its own personality.”

Melissa Post began using a camera to create images more than 25 years ago. Her current body of work, and the subject of this exhibit, explores the people, places and things in her daily life. She creates her unique photos by using a toy camera with a magnifying glass taped to the lens for a close up view.

Post attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited at numerous shows from coast to coast. Most recently, she participated in events at the Artwell Gallery in Torrington, the Celebrate East Lyme Street Festival, the West Hartford Art League, and the Dragonfly Gallery of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Before moving to Connecticut, she lived in the San Francisco Bay area and exhibited at various venues in Oakland, Berkeley, Marin, and San Francisco.

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