For Immediate Release
25 August 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Exhibition Showcases Bethel Artist’s Paintings


Hanrahan's painting "As I Remembered It," 49" x 38" oil on canvas, 2007

The public is invited to an exhibition of paintings by Ginger Hanrahan in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College in Farmington August 31-September 23. The opening reception is August 31, 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Approximately 20 acrylic and oil paintings will be on view, including several large-scale works.

“Though primarily two-dimensional, my work feels very sculptural, building on my years of experimentation and practice in hand-crafted textiles,” said Hanrahan, who is heavily influenced by the Pattern and Decoration Movement and uses repetitive, rhythmic markings in her paintings. “Weaving, knitting and felting all influence my brush strokes as well as the way I use paper and other found objects.”

Hanrahan has exhibited her work throughout the Northeast in solo and group exhibitions, including the 106th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, the Silvermine Guild Art Center’s 58th Annual Art of the Northeast Show, the Bowery Gallery’s 16th annual juried show, and Blue Mountain Gallery. In addition, her paintings are held in several private collections. She holds an M.F.A. from Western Connecticut State University and resides in Bethel.

The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at

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