The Duncaster Art Gallery will be showcasing a new exhibit in September featuring the work of award winning artist Shauna Shane. There will be an opening reception at Duncaster for the exhibit on Sunday , Sept. 7 from 4- 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 26.
A native of Montana, Shane has been a professional painter for over 34 years. She is currently the resident artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and began her career as resident artist at Yellowstone National Park. In addition to painting, Shane teaches classes at the Glastonbury Art Guild, the West Hartford Art League, and in her studio in Storrs. Her work is displayed in collections in the US and around the world, including the Governor's portrait in the State Capitol in Helena, Montana.
Whether of still life, landscape, animals or the figure, Shauna's paintings reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the emotion and unique atmosphere of a scene. Speaking about her work Shane says, "I believe one's artistic journey is like learning to play a musical instrument; taking time and practice to master. What people call talent is better described as passion My own artistic life is dedicated to achieving the skill, knowledge, and nuance that makes communication through a simple, well-placed brush stroke as beautiful and descriptive as the perfect phrase in a poem."
Duncaster has been showcasing Connecticut artists for more than 14 years. Attendance at the opening reception is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Visitors are also welcome to visit the exhibit weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the month of September. For more information or to make a reservation to attend the opening reception, contact Fran Kent at 860-380-5006 or fKent@Duncaster.org.