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Closing Day Art by Carl Shumann

Thursday, April 21, 2016
8:30am – 7:00pm

Stamford Campus
Art Gallery

CLOSING Day of “Why We all Need Art in our Lives”, an Art exhibition by Carl Schumann

Exhibit runs March 14 - April 21, 2016

The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of landscape paintings, collages and mixed media by Connecticut artist, Carl Schumann. “Why We all Need Art in our Lives”, is a solo exhibit where the artist, through the range of his work, as well as working in different styles and media’s tries to answer the eternal question facing every artist of why do we feel the need to create? Mr. Schumann has said,” In the past, when I first really looked at a piece of art, I was more impressed with the artist’s execution. Now, I am equally drawn to the ‘idea’ found in a great work of art. The “Statement,” which might make us reflect on the world, or even cause us to laugh out loud, or even just ponder an arrangement of line, color and shape that pulls us in and make us announce, ‘what a cool idea!’ This show will feature over sixty different works of art, big and small, serious and strange and, hopefully all though provoking. Why We all Need Art in our Lives - It’s a natural part of us. There is a drive within all of us to create and express ourselves through art. Through art we gain a better understanding of how the events throughout History have shaped us into what we are today. Our home reflect our personalities through the art we choose to display. It can inspire us, make us happy or even motivate us. Living in a purely functional world would lack meaning for us as human beings. “Life beats down and crushes the soul, and Art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler Life is fleeting, Art is eternal. “Art is what you can get away with…..” Andy Warhol

Carl Schumann art is in the Corporate Collections of The New York Mets, The Limited Stores, The Maritime Center of Norwalk, CT., Yale New Haven Hospital. Private collection of US Ambassador Lanpher of Zimbabwe, Rock Musician, Bryan Ferry, and the widow of Yankee great, Mrs. Roger Maris. Featured in museum shows for the Catholic Museum, NYC and the Newark Museum ,NJ. In 1996 Mr. Schumann was honored at a dinner at the US State Department in Washington,DC to be included in their Art in the Embassies Program. In 2002 he art directed and helped design a promotional CD for The Rolling Stones “Forty Licks Tour”.

Contact:

Gary Faulkner, 203.251.8450, gary.faulkner@uconn.edu

UConn Stamford Art Gallery (primary), Stamford Campus, Stamford Events

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