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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Explore art process at show in Middletown on Saturday

Vinnie's Jump and Jive
424 Main St., Middletown, (860) 347-6971 x3777
Third Space: Visual Arts Connection
Sat., Apr. 2, 2011, 3—6 p.m.

Press release

On April 2 from 3 to 6 p.m., Vinnie’s Jump and Jive in Middletown will explore the artistic process during an art show titled Third Space: Visual Arts Connection. The show will feature the work of local artists Thelma Hollaran, Susan Gudat, Pam Murphy, Dan Rosenthal and Penelope Kasolis-Drown. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists and view their work.

In the art world, the "third space" refers to the environment and "flow" created when an artist is deep in thought in the process of making art. It is thought that the artist is the "first space," the medium is the “second,” and the "third" space is the connection to art, experiences and one another. Landscapes, intimate spaces and layered textures emphasize the artist’s reaction and expression about his or her experiences.

“This show is a joint effort of five artists and teachers who enjoy creating art. When they are in the classroom, they foster a community where connection to one another is celebrated,” explained artist Pam Murphy. “The images in this show are reflective of inspirational moments in time, rich textures and medium and the interaction of color and space as a reaction to significant personal experiences.”

Vinnie’s Jump and Jive is a community dance hall sponsored by the Community Health Center with the motto “All kinds of dance. All kinds of people.” Classes range from ballroom and belly dance to hula hooping, yoga and specialty programs for children and seniors.

“Vinnie’s has a long history of supporting local artists,” said Vinnie’s Jump and Jive Program Coordinator Julie Deak. “This show will be interesting, because these five artists share common goals as artists and as art educators for children. But while their goals are similar, the variety of the pieces is a reminder of the countless possibilities for individual expression within the third space.”

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