Festival of Trees and Traditions / Hartford Public Library’s Artwalk




Sculpture students participated in the 44th annual Festival of Trees and Traditions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.  Using wire, paper and foam board, students created unique ornaments inspired by Abstract Expressionism.  Their work was hung on a cardboard tree and displayed at the museum throughout the event.

The Art Department took a field trip to Hartford, CT and saw several special art exhibits.  First, students visited the Hartford Public Library where they received a tour of the building’s permanent artworks and the current exhibit at the Artwalk Gallery.  Then students visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art where they experienced a guided docent tour of the museum and a self-guided tour of the exhibits, including the annual Festival of Trees and Traditions.

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Florence Griswold Museum Field Trip, Fall 2017


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Students recently went on a field trip to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Miss Florence Griswold’s boardinghouse became America’s most famous summer art colony.  While on the trip, students visited the historic boardinghouse, toured the photography exhibit at the Krieble Gallery and explored the hand-crafted faerie homes that were on display as part of the annual Wee Faerie Village event. Students also got to paint in the style of the impressionists in their studio space right on site. Fun was had by all!

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