In the Meeting Room of
Mitchell Branch New Haven Free Public Library
37 Harrison Street, WESTVILLE, CT 06515
Curated by Johnes Ruta
Video camera: Mariellen Chapdelaine
Jane Gilman Fleischner SUNSET OVER A
SALT MARSH - acrylic on canvas 24" x 16"
Gilman Fleischner is an artist from Trumbull who maintains
a studio at the N.E.S.T. Art Center in Bridgeport. Ms.Fleischner
holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of Bridgeport.Her joyful
persuit is painting landscapes from Costa Rica to Europe, Utah,
and the East Coast, and her main creative focus is a reverence
for nature, color, light, and life. At home in her Trumbull CT
studio, the photos serve as a reference library to paint from.
Janes main focus is a reverence for nature, color, light
and life within all things. The internal story is a sometimes
elusive subject, always present her artwork.
Larry Morse - Reader
on the #2 Train - oil on canvas, 31.5" x 41.5"
is an artist, jazz drummer, and poet, also specializing in recitations
from memory of many renowned poets, who currently resides in both
New York and Connecticut.
Reading might be an escape from reality for some people, but for
artist Larry Morse reading is the answer to the social issues
affecting the reality of Black men. "How do we figure and
calculate a next step to surviving and dwelling in a culture that
clearly does not see us in total? My answer is reading, especially
in a sense of under-standing historic realities and to better
explain how things are today," said Morse. His idea is embodied
in a series of paintings called "Black Men Reading".
A Vietnam veteran, Morse has a BFA from School of Visual Arts
in Manhattan, and a masterss degree in special education
from St. Vincents College in the Bronx. He worked for many
years as a teacher in the New York City public school system.
He currently works as a painter in his Bronx studio and in addition,
as a Yellow Cab driver in New York City. His work has been shown
in numerous locations around Connecticut, including City Lights
Gallery in Bridgeport, CT, the Easton Public Library and Carol
Peck's Good News Cafe & Gallery in Woodbury, CT.