March 15-April 14. Reception: Saturday, March 16, 6-9 p.m.
In her solo show "Tableaux," Peggy Steinway includes paintings of half-filled water glasses in still life and landscape settings, with the view through the glass transformed and rearranged. She wants us to contemplate whether the glass, like life, is more full than empty. Also on display are her fanciful cardboard sculpture of acrobats, jugglers and other figures. Here she uses myth to draw parallels to current events. Steinway is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional fellowship and the Connecticut Commission of the Arts Individual Artist Grant. Her work was chosen for a nationally distributed ABSOLUT vodka ad. A graduate of the N.Y. State College of Ceramics and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Steinway teachers art at The Gilbert School in Winsted.
John Rohlfing's solo show, "Recent Ceramics," includes his drawings and clay vessels. These ceramics have utilitarian aspects as teapots and vases yet demonstrate masterful craft technique and have abstract painted surfaces that echo constructivist and cubist artistic movements. The work of this internationally acclaimed artist is in many public and private collections including the Renwick Gallery at Smithsonian American Art Museum. His large-scale public sculpture is at the Isador Wexler School in New Haven. Rohlfing twice received fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and is Professor of Art at Post University in Waterbury.