Friday-Sunday. May 24-June 23. Reception: Saturday, May 25, 6-9 p.m.
In her solo exhibit, "Breaking Free: Magical Moments Caught in Watercolor and Ceramics," Holly Hall conveys the beauty she sees in outdoor scenes. Hall describes some of the images: "Sun melts a pattern of crossing twigs in the ice and warms the crest of a hill. In the next it hides behind opalescent clouds. Or two ducks crest through the snow where soft reflections waver on the ice as winter melts to spring."
Hall has taught art to students from kindergarten through college. As an undergraduate she focused on ceramics at the University of New Hampshire and concentrated on printmaking for her masters degree at Wesleyan University. Her work has been widely exhibited in venues across Connecticut.
Mark Snyder's solo show, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: Inspired by Iceland," features work in various media including printed collages, archival digital type and gouache paintings on paper. A frequent visitor to Iceland, Snyder finds inspiration from the island's landscape, color, light and forms as well as the amazing inhabitants and the stories they share.
Snyder's art work is in the collection of corporations, institutions, and many private individuals in the south and northeastern United States. His work has been published in regional, national and international publications. Snyder has a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. Since 1994 he has been a professor at Hartford Art School. He also runs a firm that creates design and marketing for non-profits in the arts.