July 26, 2019 Sylvia Simonian

“From Guyana to America: The Journey Continues” by Stanwyck Cromwell, an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works, will be on view Sept. 3-Oct. 3 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. A Guyanese-born contemporary visual artist, and an adjunct art professor at Capital Community College, Cromwell has lived and worked in the United States for the vast majority of his adult life. His memories of Guyana, are rich and abundant, but the most striking, are the physical, and aesthetics distances, between the cultures of Guyana and the United States. A visual kaleidoscope from this exotic place is referenced in his works. These references serve as visual footnotes to his artmaking practice. Saturated colors, patterns and textures reveal themselves in collages, sculptures, paintings and drawings.

An opening reception with refreshments will be held Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email asimoes@tunxis.edu.