Public Safety and Hartford Police are following several leads in their investigation into an attempted armed robbery on campus Thursday evening. Surveillance photos show at least four men entering the building at the time of the incident. Further investigation shows the suspects leaving campus in a 2010-2012 gold Chevy Malibu that turned onto Bloomfield Avenue and traveled south. University Public Safety Director John Schmaltz says the incident was not random and the campus community is not at risk. If you have any information about any of the suspects in the photos, please contact Public Safety at 860.768.7985.
Cat Balco, associate professor of painting in the Hartford Art School, is having her "Ellipses Project" displayed at Real Art Ways in Hartford. A story about the project was featured in the Tuesday, June 17 issue of the Hartford Courant.
The project involved five female students, who were doing a summer internship with Balco in 2012, meeting weekly with hospice patients and other long-term shut-ins to work on art projects. "The core of the project was how art could be valuable as a practice and process instead of something you look at," Balco told the Courant. "Art heals. Art reaches a deeper part of ourselves."
The project evolved into something more, Balco said, encompassing no less than the meaning of life. "Dying is a sacred part of life. Death is a threshold, a portal to understanding an inner world," Balco said. "Painting is representational of that. ... Art is something we can use to evolve spiritually."
The Ellipses Project Part One: "Perimeters & Portals" will be on display at Real Art Ways in Hartford until July 8. Part Two: "Indications & Evidence" will be there from July 10 to Aug. 8.