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Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut’s Accessible Art Meets Summer Head On with 8 Shining Exhibitions

Summer art exhibit includes two Bethel artists: Artists include Anna Chamberlin (Newtown), Kateleen Foy (Newtown), Helga Jensen-Ruopp (Hawleyville), Honorah O’Neill (Bethel), Julia Provey (Sandy Hook), Peter Schachter (Danbury), Ival Stratford-Kovner (Bethel), and Virginia Zimmerman (Sandy Hook).

 

Report by Paula Antolini
June 17, 2016 8:45AM EDT

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Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut’s Accessible Art Meets Summer Head On with 8 Shining Exhibitions

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” –  Gary Zukav
In its Tenth year, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has made art accessible beyond gallery or museum through its Accessible Art series, a year-long, multi-site program, joining Business with Art and made possible, in part, by the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The artists and venues are diverse, and the art even more so. Eight shining exhibitions go public on Tuesday, July 5th, and run through Friday, September 2nd. Artists include Anna Chamberlin (Newtown), Kateleen Foy (Newtown), Helga Jensen-Ruopp (Hawleyville), Honorah O’Neill (Bethel), Julia Provey (Sandy Hook), Peter Schachter (Danbury), Ival Stratford-Kovner (Bethel), and Virginia Zimmerman (Sandy Hook).
Hours at the venues vary, so call ahead. For more information about Accessible Art, call (203) 798 0760 or visit www.artswesternct.org (All exhibitions are subject to change.)
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Art by Anna Chamberlin
Anna Chamberlin 
Bethel Train Station, 13 Durant Avenue
Raised by artists, Anna has created art all through her life, and both her children have followed in her footsteps. In addition to her art background, she is is a thoughtful, compassionate teacher,  constantly looking for new ways to make her teaching more effective and encouraging her students to become life long learners. For her, art can inspire, motivate, and intrigue children to think out of the box, push their comfort zones a little, and learn to express their emotions in a safe, healthy and productive way.
 
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Art by Kateleen Foy
Kateleen Foy
Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, (203) 797-4505
Kateleen began her photography career when she was in the 4th grade. She took her first black-and-white film photography class in Newtown. Throughout high school, she did whatever she could to work with pictures and now attends Pratt Institute, studying Creative Art Therapy. She has traveled extensively throughout the USA, Europe and Australia, continuing to take classes and carrying her camera with her every step of the way.
Helga Jensen-Ruopp 
CityCenter Danbury, 268 Main Street, (203) 792-1711
An educator of 34 years, Helga is artist since her beginning. Through her eyes and talent Die Kinder focuses on the ‘young ones,’  their playfulness, innocence and naivety.
Honorah O’Neill 
Filosa/Hancock Hall, 31 Staples Street, Danbury, (203) 794-9466
The proprietor of Rainy Day Paperback Exchange in Bethel, CT, gives flesh to monsters, she says.
Julia Provey  
Hodge Insurance Agency, 283 Main Street, Danbury, (203) 792-2323
Julia is a third generation painter. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where she was given the inspiration for her art work by the diverse beauty of a multi-cultured community. Hence the title of her exhibition, United Humanity. She enjoys raising her three children amidst the nature of the rural landscape surrounding her hometown.
 
Peter Schachter
The Danbury Hackerspace @ the Innovation Center, 158 Main Street, (203) 493-4225
Peter creates his images on an iPad using the Sketchbook Pro software. Essentially his works are drawn by hand with a stylus; while he aims to create images that are painterly in nature, the creative process often allows for unanticipated effects to emergel. The wide range of virtual media provided in the software allows for a blending of drawing, painting, air brush and printmaking techniques in a single work.
 
Ival Stratford-Kovner 
Danbury City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, (203) 797-4511
Figurative Expressionist would describe Ival’s paintings, works in large scale so viewers may enter into her world of cavalry drills in Newtown (her show is entitled Horse Drawn), Richter Art Center foliage, or Putnam Park where she learned to walk. A  community activist, she says,  “As Bob Marley succeeded in using music, I hope visual art will also continue to lead to peace and understanding in the world.” With her participation in Accessible Art, her work will tie into installations, collaborations and specific references to historical time periods in this region.
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Art by Virginia Zimmerman
 
Virginia Zimmerman
Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, (203) 794-8756
As a story teller, Virginia weaves time sensitive messages and images into art. The result can be joyfully playful, culturally important, historically specific or educationally minded, which she calls “interactive visual ‘play’.”  The works submitted to Accessible Art are from her recent show Ethereal Newtown, which was the culmination of a 2014 individual artist grant from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
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Danbury “Accessible Art,” a year-long, multi-site series of visual art exhibitions currently features Anna Chamberlin, Kateleen Foy, Helga Jensen-Ruopp, Honorah O’Neill, Julia Provey, Peter Schachter, Ival Stratford-Kovner, and Virginia Zimmerman. Presented by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. July 5 to Sept 2. (203) 798 0760; artswesternct.org
 

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