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 Director: Sandra Jeknavorian, sjeknavorian@threerivers.edu, 860-215-9439

Gallery Hours

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 7 pm.

Current Gallery Show

Langer at desk

Perched at her desk, Susanne K. Langer looks directly at photographer and journalist James Lord for his article, “A Lady Seeking Answers,” published in the New York Times Book Review, May 26, 1968.

Please join us for a Gallery Gathering with Comments from the Curator, on February 7 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.  

Linda Legassie, current Three Rivers Art History adjunct faculty and former research assistant to Susanne K. Langer will discuss our current exhibition.

Susanne K. Langer — A Kaleidoscope of Ideas

January 20, 2023 – February 17, 2023

The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College will be hosting the exhibition, Susanne K. Langer: A Kaleidoscope of Ideas, which invites visitors to engage with the life and work of a prolific but understudied American philosopher. This exhibition is a narrative of her life as told through photographs sketching a brief biography, newspaper and magazine articles written about her work during her lifetime, obituaries celebrating her scholarship and research, her books published from 1923 to 1982, letters from friends and supporters of her research, as well as through books by Langer scholars.

Fascinated by life in all its forms, Susanne K. Langer was a constant observer of the natural world, and insatiable reader of literature in biological sciences. Her own experimental nature made Dr. Langer a predecessor, if not a paragon, of contemporary experimental philosophy. Her voice is gaining strength in fields such as process biology, media ecology, neurophenomenology, and the creative humanities.

The current exhibition is an adaptation of the exhibition that took place at Connecticut College in August through September 2022 and was organized in collaboration with the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives and the Connecticut College Arboretum. It was co-curated by Carolyn Bergonzo, poet, Boston, MA; Tereza Hadravová, former Fulbright Scholar, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic; Linda Legassie, former research assistant to Susanne K. Langer, currently Adjunct Faculty, Three Rivers Community College. The current installation of the exhibition is prepared by Linda Legassie.

Past Gallery Shows

Still life painting

Student Holiday Art Sale

November 30, 2022 – January 5, 2023

The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College is hosting a holiday student art sale. Support our visual fine art students and purchase unique handmade gifts.

A selection of art, jewelry, prints, ornaments, and gifts will be available for sale. A reception with festive refreshments will be held Nov. 30, 2-4 pm. Items will be displayed until January 5.  Cash or Check Only.

Sterile, Wounds Need Air, 2020. © Camilla Jerome

Wounds Need Air

October 10 – November 16 2022

The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College is proud to present “Wounds Need Air” by Camilla Jerome.

The Opening Reception will be held October 12, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 pm.

It is free and open to the public.

Three Rivers Art Gallery Image

Robert Davidson, “BuffaloTown Square, Secession Spring, 1861,” Digital Print , 6”x8”

Illustrating John R. Kelso’s Civil War

August 29 – October 5, 2022

The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College is proud to present “Illustrating John R. Kelso’s Civil War” by Robert Davidson. The exhibit is his response to excerpts from the book John R. Kelso – Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy by Christopher Grasso.
There will be a Lecture and Reception on:
September 16, 2022 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Lecture by author, Christopher Grasso, with reception to follow. Refreshments will be served and it is free and open to the public.

Charlotte Fuller Eastman at Three Rivers Gallery

Cynthia, OIl on Board, Charlotte Fuller Eastman

The Face of a Woman: The Portraits of Charlotte Fuller Eastman

June 24 – August 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 2022, 5:00-6:30 pm
The Gallery at Three Rivers Community College Slater Memorial Museum is excited to partner with Three Rivers Community College for a special summer exhibition featuring the iconic portraits of former Norwich Art School Director, Charlotte Fuller Eastman. A selection of her most notable portraits of Norwich Art School students, colleagues, and family members will be on display.

an art piece of the lower half of a face surrounded by newspapers

Aurora Vennari, Painting II Student, Synthetic Construction Assignment (detail), acrylic and collage on board, 24”x18”

Student Art Show 2021-2022

May 6 – May 25, 2022

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

This show features work by students of the Visual Fine Arts program.

Digital art work by Sarah Williams of two animation characters fighting

Sarah Williams, “Clash,” Digital, 18”x24”

Visual Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition – 2022

March 3 – May 2, 2022

Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This exhibition features work by the following students who graduated in Winter 2021 or will be graduating in May 2022 with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts:

  • August Carignan ’22
  • Victoria Corado ’21
  • Jessica Senphansiry ’21
  • Sarah Williams ’22
painting by Karen Bartone

Karen Bartone, “It’s About Time From My Kitchen Window, After the Winter,” oil on panel, 10”x8”

Visual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition 2021

November 22 – February 23, 2022

Three Rivers Community College is proud to present the “Visual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition.”  The show features artwork by Karen Bartone, Jacob Cullers, Crystal Foss, Sandra Jeknavorian, Sean Langlais, Paula McNally, and Ian Pawluk.

Gallery Show Oct 2021 - NFA Faculty and Staff

Robert Davidson, “Longest Night”

Norwich Free Academy Student and Faculty Work

October 11 – November 12, 2021

Three Rivers Community College is proud to present the Norwich Free Academy Student and Faculty Work Show featuring the work of students and faculty at Norwich Free Academy. The show features artwork by students Mark Despard, Katie Gomes, Grayce Wucik, and faculty member Robert Davidson.

Gallery Show Sept 2021 - The Future is Latinix

Tanya Aguinia, “America’s Wall,” video still, 2018.

The Future is Latinx

August 30 – October 1, 2021

The FUTURE IS LATINX brings together eleven exceptionally talented and critically engaged artists who challenge the myths that belittle their Latin American roots, unpack narratives of immigration twisted by politicians and media, and allow us to see a true reflection of their lives and dreams. They come from Connecticut and across North America, and represent a diversity of genders, racial backgrounds, and personal identifications. They address issues of systemic inequality, race, criminalization of immigration, and the disproportionate impact of the global pandemic on Latinx and other BIPOC populations. They also make our hearts sing!

Featuring the work of: Blanka Amezkua, Esperanza Cortes, Ana De La Cueva, Lionel Cruet, David Antonio Cruz, Pablo Delano, Alejandro De La Guerra, Juanita Lanzo, and Aurora Molina.

This exhibition was presented at Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery in the Fall of 2020 and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read [case number: 00026859]. Curated by Julia Wintner, aka Yulia Tikhonova, Coordinator, Eastern Art Gallery and Museum Services.

Marc Bryan, "When You Go Away," Acrylic, Painting II Spring 2020, Instructor Sandra Jeknavorian

Marc Bryan, “When You Go Away,” Acrylic, Painting II Spring 2020, Instructor Sandra Jeknavorian

Student Art Show 2019-2021

April 30-August 27, 2021

Three Rivers Community College is proud to present the “Student Art Show 2019-2021” featuring the work of students of the Visual Fine Arts program. The degree provides a strong foundation in the visual arts and a broad background in general education. As a transfer-oriented course of study, it often leads to enrollment in an art school or other baccalaureate institution.

The exhibit includes the following categories which are linked to the webpages showing the student work:

The juror of the 2019-2021 Student Art Show is Susan Scott Kenney, of Dayville, Connecticut. Susan is a Board member of Norwich Arts Center and has held the position as the President of Norwich Arts Center’s Galleries for six years. She has a B.S. degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Master of Art Education degree from Hartford Art School. Susan was an art teacher in the Dudley-Charlton School system. She loved teaching and retired after 36 years. Susan works in a variety of media but is primarily an acrylic painter. Her subject matter has evolved and changed over the years, but her love of color remains a constant. Susan is a member of Connecticut Women Artists and exhibits in a variety of venues.

Awards Announcement

Lisette Pascual Adames, "Let Our Steps Carry Weight," Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24"

Lisette Pascual Adames, “Let Our Steps Carry Weight,” Acrylic on Canvas, 18″ x 24″

Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition #3 – 2021

April 6-29, 2021

This is the third in a set of three “Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibitions” featuring the work of 2020 and 2021 students graduating with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts. Exhibition #3 features work by the following students. Please return to view their art virtually. When their shows are posted, you will be able to click on their names below to reach their exhibit webpage.

Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition #2 – 2021

March 9 – April 1, 2021

This is the second in a set of three “Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibitions” featuring the work of 2020 and 2021 students graduating with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts. Exhibition #2 features work by the following students. Please return to view their art virtually. When their shows are posted, you will be able to click on their names below to reach their exhibit webpage.

Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition #1 – 2021

February 9 – March 4, 2021

This is the first in a set of three “Visual Fine Arts Graduates Exhibitions” featuring the work of 2020 and 2021 students graduating with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts. Exhibition #1 features work by the following students. Click on their names to reach their exhibit webpage.

Saturday, session one - Oil on Canvas Paper - 16"x20"

Michael J. Peery, “Saturday, session one”,  Oil on Canvas Paper, 16″x20″

2020 Three Rivers Faculty and Staff Exhibition

The 2020 Three Rivers Faculty and Staff Exhibition is a virtual show due to Covid-19. It features work from faculty and staff, college-wide, and is not limited to the Visual Fine Arts Program.

Visit the exhibition here.

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Statue Study, Prismacolor on toned paper, 20″x 30″

Virtual Visual Fine Arts Program Graduate Exhibition Spring 2020

Due to Covid-19, the Visual Fine Arts Program Graduate Exhibition has become a virtual show. It features work by the following students who graduated with an associate degree in Visual Fine Arts in Spring 2020.

To view the work of each graduate, click their name below.

glitter roy tookes

Roy Tookes, “Face It,” Oil on canvas with glitter

Roy Tookes: Glitter

Monday, February 24 – Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Opening reception on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Paper as Metaphor

Karl Goulet, “Glutton No.23,” oil on muslin and stuffed parchment paper on panel, 14.5″x 17″, 2019.

Paper As Metaphor

Thursday, January 16 – Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Opening reception on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Paper as Metaphor is a curated show by Matthew Best featuring works by Barbara Hocker and Karl Goulet.

winter art saleWinter Art Sale

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Thursday, January 2, 2020

Opening reception on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

This small works show features original art, prints, ceramics, jewelry, note cards, and more by various artists. All works are for sale and are priced at $200 or less.

Untitled. 15" in length. stoneware. glaze and oxides. fired in oxidation to 6. 2019.

Untitled. 15″ in length. stoneware. glaze and oxides. fired in oxidation to 6. 2019.

Bonnie Ralston: Traces

Monday, October 14 – Friday, November 22, 2019

Opening reception on Friday, October 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Karen Bartone, “The Magic Hour”, oil on panel, 36” tondo, 2019.

Karen Bartone, “The Magic Hour”, oil on panel, 36” tondo, 2019.

Karen Bartone: Pondering

Tuesday, August 27 – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Gallery Shows from Fall 2016 through Spring 2019

Click here to see shows from Fall 2016 through Spring 2019.

Submissions

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