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Noah Webster House Exhibit Will Feature Works by West Hartford Artist

Autumn Trees by Gina Trusiewicz

Local Artist Gina Trusiewicz will have her work exhibited at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society in West Hartford.

Elizabeth Park pastel by Gina Trusiewicz


The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is delighted to present an exhibit Pastel Paintings by Gina Trusiewicz. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 5-7 p.m. The opening reception is free to the public. The exhibit will remain open until June 19, 2023.

According to, Trusiewicz the paintings included in this show have been inspired by what she sees around her in her daily life. Many are of her own backyard, or the birds and animals she sees there. The parks and golf courses around West Hartford, and even a little planter in a parking lot in the center have caught her eye.

Trusiewicz strives to suggest the feeling these subjects give her, whether it be the brightness of the sunshine, the iridescence of a flower, or the sweet look on the face of a neighborhood bear as he has finished raiding her neighbor’s garbage can.

Sunflower Design by Gina Trusiewicz

Trusiewicz says that she has always had an interest in art. She took a variety of classes including watercolors and acrylics and finally found a pastel class which she really enjoyed. Following her retirement in 2019, she had more time to invest in learning her craft and happened upon a wonderful online class during the pandemic. She also just become a certified Master Gardener, and her interest in nature, animals and plants made for good subject matter for her paintings.

Trusiewicz was inspired to create so many paintings they began to pile up in her attic. She is excited to see her collection on exhibit. All of her pieces will be available for purchase.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for the history of West Hartford, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open Monday through Saturday 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.

Nauset Light by Gina Trusiewicz

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