News Release

October 16, 2009

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864
e-mail: cpennington@uchc.edu

Paintings and Photographs Share the LeWitt Gallery

What: "Coastal Metaphors" paintings by Jennifer Chase and "Portraits" photographs by Kevin Mihaly

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

When: November 5, 2009 through January 20, 2010, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artists:
Connecticut native Jennifer Chase has traveled throughout New England to reference coastal waterways and capture the innate balance of water, land, and sky in her paintings. Using dramatic color and expansive space to translate her concern for the environment, this exhibit features saltwater marshes and estuaries.

Chase has displayed her paintings in various group exhibitions, including at Gallery One in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the Chen Gallery in New Britain, and the Bristol Center for Arts and Culture, where she also had a solo exhibition. Her paintings have also been exhibited at Cosi Restaurant and Blue Acorn Studio in West Hartford.

Chase earned her bachelorís in fine arts and art education from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and recently received her masterís in art education from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Visit www.jenniferlchase.com to view her paintings.

In his studio, Mihaly Portrait Design in Avon, Kevin Mihaly creates individualized portraits that reveal the subjectís unique spirit. Prior to opening his studio, Mihaly was located in Tokyo where his work was featured in Asian and European magazines and displayed in Japanese homes and galleries.

Early in his career, Mihaly worked for ESPN for 20 years. He was honored with three Emmy awards for his ability to tell stories by using creative visual elements along with meaningful narrative.

Mihaly earned his bachelorís degree from Syracuse University in New York and London, and he received extensive photographic training at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts. Visit www.mihalyportraitdesign.com for more information. 

Editor's Note: An image of the artist’s work can be seen at: http://auxiliary.uchc.edu/art/exhibit.html 

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