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New London Artist Weaves Spider Webs, Poetry Into Her Paintings On Display At Franciscan Center

New London Artist Weaves Spider Webs, Poetry Into Her Paintings On Display At Franciscan Center

A statue of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, stands in the center of the Clare Gallery in Hartford. This is appropriate: The current exhibit features artworks made, at least partially, by animals.

“The Webs We Weave” is a show of paintings created by Amy Hannum, whose works all have scavenged spider webs, most of them unbroken, embedded into the encaustic or paint. Accompanying the artworks are poems written by Joe Adomavicia, Eileen Albrizio, Steve Balkun, Tarringo T. Basile-Vaughan, Joanie DiMartino, Brent Terry and Rhonda Ward.

Most of the paintings are abstract, focusing more on color, and on that central web, than on...

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