News Release

February 18, 2010

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

Contemporary Works on Exhibit at UConn Health Center

Who: Robin Bellinger

What: Spread My Wings

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

When: March 15 through May 6, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artists:
Robin Bellinger states that art presents her with opportunities to express her values and beliefs in both two and three dimensions. Her current body of work represents different obstacles and triumphs she has experienced throughout her life and personifies her experiences and emotions, she says. "Through my work, I want to tap into the unlimited well of my imagination and express it," says Bellinger. "My contemporary work lends itself to differing interpretations and emotions. The purpose of my artistic journey is to search within myself and the environment around me."

Bellinger earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and attended ceramic workshops at Bostonís Museum of Fine Arts. Working under Boston artist Kristin Mills, Bellinger evolved into both a sculptor and a painter. She uses both clay and wood in creating abstract and figure sculptures and paints in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.

A resident of Halifax, Massachusetts, Bellinger has exhibited her work in the Greater Boston area.

The University of Connecticut Health Centerís 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 Centerís permanent collection visit: http://auxiliary.uchc.edu/art.

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