THE GALLERY AT THREE RIVERS

The Gallery at Three Rivers is a contemporary visual art space with rotating exhibits featuring works of emerging and established artists. Student Art Shows are hosted annually April through May, along with guest artists through out the year. Through relevant exhibitions with diverse perspectives, and related educational programming, the gallery is dedicated to providing cultural enrichment to the College and the surrounding community. The Gallery has the unique opportunity to explore challenging subjects and provide a venue for artists whose work is best suited to non-commercial spaces.

Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public!

Current Gallery Show

Makerspace

Innovative Pop-Up Makerspace

Wednesday, September 4 – Friday, September 28, 2018.
Opening reception on Wednesday, September 4 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

A pop-up makerspace has taken over The Gallery at Three Rivers for the month of September. The makerspace, which was installed in the last weeks of August, holds fifty pounds of white Legos, two-thousand KEVA Planks, and a visual arts station for innovation. The intent of the makerspace is to promote active learning, team building, and multidisciplinary approaches to inquiry and creating. Faculty have been invited and encouraged to hold classes in the space and adapt the materials and hands-on learning into their curricula.

Students are can use the space outside of class Monday through Thursday from 12:30-1:30 pm, and the public is invited to several guest-speaker sessions. On Thursday, September 6 at 12:30 pm, Kem Barfield will give a “Google Tilt Brush Presentation.” On Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 pm, Casey Moran and John Curran, both involved in New London’s makerspace, will present “Building Makerspaces in your Community;” and Family Night will be held on Wednesday, September 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm for the community to visit and create with their families.

Upcoming Gallery Shows

"Tree Head," pastel on paper, 30" x 22", 2018, by Sandra Jeknavorian

“Tree Head,” pastel on paper, 30″ x 22″, 2018, by Sandra Jeknavorian

Sandra Jeknavorian: Hopes for the Past, Memories of the Future

Monday, October 8 – Friday, November 23, 2018

Opening Reception on Friday, October 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A series of drawings done in pastels and charcoal on Stonehenge paper, these works are inspired by life and death and the dualism of the body and the soul. René Descartes believed that the soul is the source of all intelligence and emotion while the body is merely a repository for the supreme workings of the soul, just “a machine that bleeds.” The temporary nature of the mortal body and the ethereal nature of the soul is explored in the context of life and death. Mystery, as well as perceptions of time and memory are also examined in this series of drawings.

Sandra Jeknavorian was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Hartford Art School where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sandra is a professor of Art and the Program Coordinator of Visual Fine Arts at Three Rivers Community College. Sandra Jeknavorian is a visual artist and has exhibited her work and curated shows throughout the East Coast, notably at Studio Soto in Boston, Massachusetts, and the D.C. Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Two of her paintings are part of the collection of the United States Federal Government, Department of the State and are installed at the United States Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.

Past Gallery Shows

Women of Shahnameh Series, Gordafarid, Mixed Media, 3' x 9', 2017

Women of Shahnameh Series, Gordafarid, Mixed Media, 3′ x 9′, 2017

Afarin Rahmanifar: Women of Shahnameh

Thursday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Opening reception on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

“Rahmanifar’s work is inextricably bound to her experience living in exile from Tehran, the city where she grew up, in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. The necessity of having to acquiesce to a new culture, therefore adjusting her own identity, provides the foundation for the tension and chromatic energy in her work. Her subject matter combines references from her upbringing – the story Shahrazad and the poetry of Shahnameh, with images of Barbie – from the second stage of her life as an American mother to a little girl. Likewise her painting style draws on her early training in miniature painting, while also using the tools of abstraction, afforded to her in her later education.” Notes from her 2017 exhibit at the SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Student Art Show 2018 - Trevor Angevine, Painting II student, "Bad Future", acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"

Trevor Angevine, Painting II student, “Bad Future”, acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″

Student Art Show 2017-2018

Friday, May 4 – Friday, May 24, 2018.

Opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

Stephanie Lussier, "After Midnight," acrylic on canvas. 2018 Graduate Show 3, The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College

Stephanie Lussier, “After Midnight,” acrylic on canvas

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Show #3 – 2018

Thursday, April 19 – Monday, April 30, 2018. Opening reception on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This show features work by the following students who will be graduating in May 2018 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts.:

     • Julia Breen

     • Stephanie Lussier

     • Molly Jones

     • Caitlin Smallidge

Megan LeMay, "Alone," acrylic on canvas. 2018 Graduate Show 2, The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College

Megan LeMay, “Alone,” acrylic on canvas

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Show #2 – 2018

Thursday, April 5 – Monday, April 16, 2018. Opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This show features work by the following students who will be graduating in May 2018 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts.:

     • Sydney Brown

     • Troy Helme

     • Megan LeMay

     • Thomas Weigand-Watkinson

Smith Thomas, "Queen of the Dance Floor," acrylic on canvas. 2018 Graduate Show 1, The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College

Smith Thomas, “Queen of the Dance Floor,” acrylic on canvas

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Show #1 – 2018

Thursday, March 22 – Monday, April 2, 2018. Opening reception on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This show features work by the following students who will be graduating in May 2018 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts.:

     • Emily Dye

     • Hunter Lane

     • Ray Stephenson

     • Smith Thomas

Voices Strengthened Through Art: The Universal Language

Friday, February 16 – Friday, March 16, 2018. Opening reception on Friday, February 16 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

An exhibition featuring the work of alumni of the Visual Fine Arts Program of Three Rivers Community College.

Watercolor by Sam day

Sam Day, watercolor.

Vapor Fave: A Three Rivers Art Club Exhibition

Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, February 9, 2018. Closing reception on Thursday, February 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This show features pieces by the Three Rivers Art Club, including works by Graham Armstrong, Sam Day, David Fontaine, Troy Helme, Hunter Lane, Ray Stephenson and Hannah Walsh.

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Sean Langlais, “Western Electric 216A circa 1920,” 24″ x 36″, digital photograph.

Sean Langlais  – Time Passages

Tuesday, October 17 – Monday, December 4, 2017. Opening reception on Monday, October 23 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

This innovative show juxtaposes a large photograph with a solar sound art installation.

Art in Three Rivers Gallery

Kellie Dougherty, Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

An Artist at Heart

Join us in Celebrating the Life & Style of Norwich Artist
Ellis Walter Ruley

Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 30, 2017. Opening reception on Thursday, August 31 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Read more about the show in this article from The Day: Students remember artist Ellis Walter Ruley through their own works.

A Collaborative Effort of Student Works from:
Three Rivers Community College
Integrated Day Charter School
Wequonnoc Arts & Technology Magnet School
Thames Valley 4H

 

Becky Maynard, "What is a Woman?" Pinhole Photography

Becky Maynard, “What is a Woman?” Pinhole Photography

Becky Maynard

Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, August 4, 2017. Opening reception on Wednesday, June 28 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Artist Talk at 6:30 pm.

“What is a Woman?” is an ongoing social art project that combines art-based elements (pinhole photography) and text-based, research-based elements (questionnaires) to be in conversations about women’s social issues.

Three Rivers Student Art Show

Friday, May 5  – Friday, May 19, 2017. Opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

Michael Bernardo, “Phoenix ‐ Zodiac” Acrylic on board, 3′ x 3′

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition – Show 2

Thursday, April 13 – Friday, April 28, 2017. Opening reception on Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The artists are Three Rivers students who will be graduating in May 2017 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts.

     • Jonathan Babb

     • Michael Bernardo

     • David Pefferman

     • Erin Washington

Sarah Heikkinen, “Ambition” Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 18″

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition – Show 1

Wednesday, March 29 – Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Opening reception on Friday, March 30 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The artists are Three Rivers students who will be graduating in May 2017 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts.

     • Kellie Dougherty

     • Alexis Gorham

     • Sarah Heikkinen

Art by Daniel Charon shown at the Gallery at Three RiversDaniel Charron | Recent Work

Thursday, January 19 – Friday, March 24, 2017

Daniel Charron is a graduate of The Norwich Free Academy and Southern Connecticut State University. He is a retired art teacher from NFA and lives in Norwich.

This exhibit features collages of found metal and found objects nailed to wood. The subject of the collages vary including non-objective compositions and landscapes.

Art Club Display

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 – Thursday, January 12, 2017

castles-made-of-sand-flyer“Castles Made of Sand” by Jacob Cullers

Friday, October 28 – Friday, December 2, 2016. Opening Reception on Friday, November 4 from 6-8 p.m.

Read The Day article about the show: The power of art: Jacob Cullers’ paintings reflect on war and the death of his brother

Gallery Podcasts

Artist talks and interview

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Submissions

The Gallery at Three Rivers currently is not accepting exhibition proposals.