For Immediate Release
14 March 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Sculpture and Photography Exhibition at Tunxis


“Temperance” by Paula Robins, one of a series of photographs on exhibit in which the artist uses abstract figurative symbols to depict the seven deadly sins.

The public is invited to an exhibition by Melissa Blair and Paula Robins, both Tunxis lecturers in fine art, in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College March 16-April 14.

A total of 50 small sculptural installations and photographs will be on view during the show.

Blair is a mixed media installation artist and a past recipient of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism’s Artist Fellowship Grant Program. She holds a master of fine arts degree in visual art from Vermont College of Union Institute & University. Robins is a photographer and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Albertus Magnus College.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at

The event is one of a series at Tunxis Community College celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. The College first opened for classes in October 1970 and currently offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more on 40th anniversary events at Tunxis, visit

Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.