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Friday, April 05, 2013

Balkun show reception at 100 Pearl Street Gallery in Hartford Thursday

100 Pearl Street Gallery
100 Pearl St., Hartford, (860) 525-8629
Anita Gangi Balkun: Sanctuary
Through June 1, 2013.
Opening reception: Thurs., Apr. 11, 5—7 p.m.

Press release the Greater Hartford Arts Council

Sanctuary, a mixed-media installation exhibit by local artist Anita Gangi Balkun, premieres at the 100 Pearl Street Gallery managed by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Balkun pairs memorable photographs with collages of personal artifacts to illuminate the beauty of everyday life, examining how these tokens combat the loss of memory and impermanence of identity as we grow into old age.

Anita Gangi Balkun: "Sanctuary"

A free public opening reception will be held on Thurs., Apr. 11, from 5—7 p.m. in the gallery space. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Anita Gangi Balkun received her MFA in Painting at the University of Hartford in 2009 under the mentorship of Stephen Brown. Since then, she has completed a studio residency at the Farmington Valley Arts Center and was commissioned to create an installation for the 2012 City Wide Open Studios sponsored by Artspace New Haven. Currently a West Hartford resident, Balkun teaches at the Greater Hartford Academy of Art and creates art in her studio in Avon.

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