February 12, 2020 Melissa Lamar

The community is invited to the following free events and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be canceled or postponed if the college is closed. For a map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/map.

  • Feb. 24-March 26
    Gallery Exhibition: “Growth: An Exhibit of Sculptural Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” by Connecticut artist Donna Namnoum, will be on display in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. Namnoum’s ceramic sculpture explores the forms found growing in nature; plants, pods and other organisms. Each individual part of the sculptures is formed on the potter’s wheel and then is altered and or assembled.  A reception with refreshments will be held Feb. 27, 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, email Arthur Simoes at asimoes@tunxis.edu. For more information about Namnoum’s work, visit her website at www.donnanamnoum.com.
  • Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Health Screening: Free, anonymous screenings for eating disorders will be held in the Administration 100 Building corridor, during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Community resources and information on eating disorders will also be available, and there will be a gift carding drawing for participants. For more information, call 860.773.1506, or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.
  • March 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    “Impeachment Retrospective”panel discussion with Tunxis professor Dr. Rafaele Fierro, in Founders Hall. Sponsored by Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute.
  • March 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Health Screening: Free screenings and information will be available to help identify possible gambling problems in the 100 Building corridor, in recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The screenings will provide information for those who are concerned they or a family member may need help. Community referrals for treatment and support will be available. For more information, call 860.773.1506, or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.

From fine arts, health, and technology to business and advanced manufacturing programs, Tunxis offers more than 70 associate 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.