Winsted, CT – November 14, 2017 – The Northwestern Connecticut Community College Art Department presents a student show titled Process and Product at the Nancy Marine Gallery of the Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT, through February 8, 2018. The show was curated by Karl Goulet and Krista Narciso, emerging artists from the Launchpad initiative at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT.
Karl Goulet studied Fine Art at Northwestern Connecticut Community College and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in 2014. Krista Narciso earned her BFA in Printmaking with a Minor in Art History at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in 2015. Karl is currently the Gallery Manager and Assistant Curator at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT. Krista Narciso is an M.F.A. student at the University of Iowa Center, with a concentration in Artists Books.
“Northwestern Connecticut Community College is honored to be in an Educational Consortium with Five Points Gallery,” declares Janet Nesteruk, Professor of Art at NCCC. “The gallery serves to extend and enrich our program in many ways. Coordinating with the Launchpad artists was another great opportunity for us. My sincere thanks go to Karl and Krista for their insight and professionalism, which gave birth to this wonderful show.”
Judith McElhone, Founding Executive Director of Five Points Gallery, felt this was a wonderful chance to bring these communities together. Five Points Gallery and The Warner Theater have worked with NCCC in the past, but it was exciting to have these two talented Launchpad artists add to their experience as curators. They were both responsible for selecting the pieces and Karl organized the show. When asked about the process for choosing the work Karl said, “We picked works that we felt were strong individually, and could hold their own in the bustling atmosphere at the Warner Theater. There was no intent as far as keeping a theme in the work. We want the viewers to see each piece without any preconceptions.” The works chosen offer a wide range of subject matter, concepts and materials. There are oil paintings, cardboard cutouts, multimedia conceptual pieces, and photography as well as several examples of clothing created using atypical materials such as paper plates and/or trash bags.
The Art Department at NCCC offers an array of credit courses leading to an Associate in Science degree or Certificates. Students may choose to specialize in Graphic Design, Digital Media, or Fine Arts (drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture) as they progress in the Art program. Certificate programs are available in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. To request a brochure or more information about NCCC Art Programs, please contact Professor Janet Nesteruk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 738 6384.