Feb. 4, 2013
-- Award-winning journalist, artist, and educator Patricia Rosoff offers a first-hand tour of the sometimes shocking, often challenging ideas and approaches that continue to fuel the art of today. Patricia will describe the sources of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media in the works of such radicals as Monet, Kandinsky, and Joseph Cornell, who are now part of the tradition but who keep on catalyzing experimental innovators such as Ellen Carey, Spencer Finch, and Janine Antoni. With close and sympathetic consideration for conceptualists such as Sol LeWitt and Mierle Ukes and special excitement about the inexhaustible potential in abstract art, Pat Rosoff is the gallery or museum guide you have always wished to have along.
Patricia Rosoff received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master's degree from Hartford Art School. Patricia serves as Academic Dean of Humanities at the Kingsford Oxford School where she has taught art history and studio art since 1975. She is the recipient of the Advanced Placement Teacher Recognition Award, Charles A. Collins Award for Excellence in Teaching, Robert A. Lazear Endowed Chair in Teaching, as well as the First Place for Arts & Entertainment Writing from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. From 1994- 2007 Patricia was the art critic for the Hartford Advocate newspaper. Her essays frequently appear in Art New England and Sculpture magazine.
A wine & cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs. This program is generously sponsored by Union Savings Bank.