News Release

December 9, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Pastel Artists Featured at LeWitt Gallery

What: "Moments in Time" pastels by James E. Sheehy and "Art as a Healing Process" pastels by Rozanne Hauser

Where: Celeste LeWitt Gallery, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington

When: January 8 through April 15, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the artist:
Award winning artist Jim Sheehy has shown his work in juried art exhibits throughout New England, including the 2007 Annual Members Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. He has been featured in the Artists FX magazine and two of his paintings were commissioned for the cover of novels published by Oak Tree Press. Sheehy says he is drawn to pastels because of their purity and the way they allow him to capture shadows and light. He is a Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and has studied under several renowned artists. A Connecticut native, Sheehy lives in Wethersfield.

Rozanne Hauser of Bloomfield has exhibited at the West Hartford Art League, Windsor Palette and Brush, and Wintonbury Art League and is member of these organizations. She is also a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and Avon Arts. She exhibited in West Hartford’s Art Walk in 2007 and ’08, at the Bloomfield Library and the Seabury Retirement Community. Her work is displayed at Gallery Antiques and Art in Canton. Hauser began painting after the death of her husband 16 years ago and says painting helped her get through the healing process and brought renewed joy to her life.

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