News Release

September 1, 2009

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Photography Highlighted at UConn Health Center Exhibit

What: "From the Intimate to the Vast: Following the Traveler’s Eye" photographs by Michael Ardolino

Where: Main and Mezzanine lobbies, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington

When: September 25 through November 18, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artist:
West Hartford native Michael Ardolino says his passion for photography began when he received his first 35 millimeter SLR camera at the age of 13. He took graphic communications and photography classes during high school and his interest in photography continued during his college years as a chemistry major at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. There he became a staff photographer for the campus newspaper and by his junior year had advanced to head photography editor. After spending a semester in Siena, Italy, Ardolino returned with an impressive portfolio of photographs, some of which appear in this show as well as others from his later travels to Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Germany. “In every press of the shutter button, I attempt to capture and create something new and different for me and all who view my work,” states Ardolino. 

Editor's Note: An image of the artist’s work can be seen at: 

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