News Release

May 14, 2012

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Variety of Techniques Highlight Health Center Exhibit

What: Twigs and Tides by Diane Cadrain

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

When: Now through August 1, 2012, daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About the Artist:

Diane Cadrain states she works as a freelance writer specializing in employment law topics, but lives to create art.  Her current work includes painted pima cotton fabric embellished with paint sticks. Her techniques also include felting, hand embroidery, machine quilting, hand and machine appliqué, and most recently, three-dimensional work.

She has been in juried shows sponsored by the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the West Hartford Art League. She also participated in juried exhibitions sponsored by United Hebrew of New Rochelle and the Florida Chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

She has exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Mass., the Warwick Quilt Guild, Warwick, New York, the American Sewing Expo, Novi, Michigan, and various Connecticut libraries and other venues with Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective.

A resident of West Hartford, Cadrain is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, and holds advance degrees from Ohio State University, and Georgetown University Law Center.

The University of Connecticut Health Center’s 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 Center’s permanent collection visit:

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