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10 West Hartford Student Artists Featured in Exhibit at the Mandell JCC

The Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford presents ‘Watkinson School Student Art Exhibit.’

Artwork by Watkinson students and alumni hangs in the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford. Submitted photo

Artwork by Watkinson students and alumni hangs in the Chase Gallery at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford. Submitted photo

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

Photographers:

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

Sculptors:

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.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center Zachs Campus is located at 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT. For questions or more information, please call 860.236.4571.

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