The Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford presents ‘Watkinson School Student Art Exhibit.’
Submitted by Jenni French, Watkinson School
The Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford is pleased to present the “Watkinson School Student Art Exhibit” on display and open to the public in the Chase Gallery from Jan. 22 – Feb. 22.
The exhibit was curated by Watkinson School art teachers Carolyn Pelkey (of Windsor) for sculpture and photography and Maryhills Powell (of West Hartford) for paintings and prints.
Pelkey, who is the director of Watkinson School’s visual arts department, commented, “We chose work that represented some of the best work from 2016-17. We looked for the creative use of technical skills in the medium their respective medium.” Eighteen current Watkinson students and three alumni have 40 pieces of art in the show.
The students whose work is being exhibited include:
Painters and Printmakers
Kate Goldberg ’16 of Avon
Taoli Shen ’17 of Bloomfield
Lluvia Lu ’17 of Ellington
Danni Cao ’17 of West Hartford
Michaela Boyle ’17 of West Hartford
Hamish Robb ’18 of Farmington
Lilly Keller ’17 of West Hartford
Edith Chen ’19 of Vernon
John Pavlovich ’16 of West Hartford
Finn Pryor ’16 of Mystic
Kyle Steadman ’17 of New Hartford
Georgia Lovas ’17 of West Hartford
Toby Kessler ’17 of West Hartford
Mollie Gaudet ’17 of Bloomfield
Connor Noll ’17 of West Hartford
Daniel Ting ’17 of West Hartford
Clare Brady ’18 of West Hartford
Max Landolina ’18 of East Granby
John Strycharz ’17 of Wethersfield
Emma Fry ’17 of Madison
Lauren Heidenis ’19 of West Hartford
Watkinson School, a co-educational day school for grades 6-PG, was founded in 1881 and is Hartford’s oldest independent school. Watkinson’s next open house for prospective students is February 17 at 9 a.m.