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Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition Opens This Week


Posted 02/21/2017
Submitted by Mell Scalzi
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Joseloff Gallery is pleased to present the 28th annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition opening with a public reception and awards presentation on Thursday, February 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The annual juried student art exhibition will be on display at the Joseloff Gallery through March 26th, 2017.

The Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition and Awards Presentation is held each year in the Joseloff Gallery. All students of the University of Hartford are invited to submit up to two works of art to be considered for the exhibition. Of the works chosen for the show, two undergraduate students are chosen to receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each. The winning students’ artwork becomes a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University, in offices and public spaces.

Alexander A. Goldfarb, a Hartford attorney, and art aficionado is remembered by many in the Hartford Art School community not just for his excitement and interest in the arts, but also for his generosity. Goldfarb generously endowed a fund at the Hartford Art School to support this annual exhibition and provide prize money for the students. It was his intention that the older students use the money to travel or go on to advanced training after graduation, and that the younger students might use the prize money to offset the expenses of schooling.

We are thrilled to have Chiraag Bhakta acting as our 2017 Goldfarb guest juror.  Mr. Bahkta, in addition to being a Hartford Art School alumni, is an American based artist living in San Francisco. *Pardon My Hindi has been a pseudonym that he has been using for himself since 2002. His practice starts with collecting ephemera from various times and environments building upon a theme, which primarily relate to identity, history, and popular culture. His work draws from his background in the design industry and varies in medium including Printmaking, Collage, Photography and Assemblage. His work has been on view at various galleries and institutions including: The Smithsonian (DC), The Whitney (NY), and The Asian Art Museum (SF).

The Joseloff Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call the gallery at860.768.4090 or visit www.joseloffgallery.org.