October 9, 2010, Brooklyn, CT....
Brooklyn artist Normand Chartier is exhibiting two different facets of his art simultaneously in two galleries on the UCONN campus.
A Killingly/Brooklyn native he is an award winning watercolorist, illustrator of 68 children’s books, and author/illustrator of five more. The Dodd Research Center Gallery will feature "37 & Counting" a retrospective show of original art, manuscripts, sketches, and books from the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection. His work has garnered more than thirty national and international awards and his books have been published in many languages the world over.
The Stevens Gallery, adjacent to the Dodd Center in the Homer Babbidge Library, will exhibit “An Altar Ego” consisting of thirty of his evocative watercolor paintings, many from his fine art book entitled My Maine, the Coastal Watercolors of Normand Chartier. His impressionistic style has evolved over the years as a compulsion to paint on vacations and between book deadlines. Many observers say that his paintings are stirring of mood, time, place and narrative. Painting “plein-aire” became his venue for worship and where he feels closest to God.
The exhibits run from now to December 17, and there will be a reception on Sunday, October 24 from 2 to 4pm.
Hours at the Dodd Research Center Gallery are Monday through Friday, 8:30
am to 4:30 pm.
At the Stevens Gallery in The Babbidge Library; M-F, 8am to 10pm., Sat.& Sun.,10 am to 9 pm.
Telephone... Normand Chartier 860-779-1104