Naugatuck Valley Community College Art Instructor Amanda Lebel and two of her students are showing their work at “Community,” a collaboration between the Hartford Art School and the Connecticut Community Colleges. The show highlights selected work from one faculty member and two students from each of the nine participating Connecticut Community colleges. The show, which will be on view from February 18-March 7, hosted an opening reception on Thursday, February 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the Donald and Linda Slipe Gallery at the University of Hartford’s Art School. The show is open to the public and admission is free.
Lebel, who holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the University of Hartford, both in Printmaking, will be showing a piece titled "Purple Loosestrife Overtaking Cattails”. NVCC student Isabella Hernandez will show two charcoal drawings. David Flook, also a student at NVCC, submitted a gouache painting, a charcoal drawing, and a collage.
Lebel has received a number of grants and fellowships, including a moku hanga workshop at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Colorado, a collaborative print and book project with el Taller de Experimental in Havana, Cuba, and a visiting artist printmaking workshop at the University of Hartford. She is an active member of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England and currently serves as its secretary. Her work has been included in several print biennials, museum shows, and in printmaking exhibits throughout the U.S.