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Monday, September 12, 2011

Opening reception at Gallery 195 Tuesday evening

Gallery 195
195 Church St., 4th floor (First Niagara Bank), New Haven, (203) 772-2788
Sharon Butler & Geoffrey Detrani
Sept. 14—Dec. 9, 2011.
Opening reception: Tues., Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m.

Press release

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents an exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Sharon Butler and Geoffrey Detrani at Gallery 195 at First Niagara Bank, 195 Church St., 4th floor, New Haven. The exhibition will be on display during bank hours from September 14 through December 9, 2011. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 13, from 5—7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The exhibit will feature work by Sharon Butler and Geoffrey Detrani. Butler uses a juxtaposition of brilliant color against stark backgrounds to evoke the linear state of natural life; many of her pieces are first inspired by the shape of everyday objects. Detrani depicts images of the natural world in explosive colors and “in a state of flux”, in an effort to capture the beauty of the world, but also its fleeting and entropic nature.

Sharon Butler is an artist and writer. Her grants and awards include a Connecticut Artist fellowship, Vermont Studio Center residency grant, and Connecticut State University research grants. Butler is an art professor for Eastern Connecticut State University and also maintains the award-winning art blog Two Coats of Paint, as well as contributing to numerous other publications. Her work has been included in galleries and exhibitions around the world.

Geoffrey Detrani is an artist, writer, and poet from Hamden, CT. Geoffrey’s work has been featured in numerous collections and galleries and has been the featured artist for such publications as The New England Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Artscope Magazine. Geoffrey has received multiple grants and awards such as the 2006 Chashama Visual Arts Studio Award and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency grant. He is a contributing writer for the New Haven Advocate and a teacher in New Haven, CT.

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