Tunxis Professor’s Works Featured in National Exhibitions

October 21, 2011
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October 21, 2011 James Revillini

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Klema with "Wood's Revenge"

Two large scale outdoor sculptures by Tunxis Community College professor Stephen Klema, are on display in national juried exhibitions this fall.

“Hobb’s Claw,” a wood and metal robotic mining saw blade prototype, will be on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum’s “Robot Nation” exhibition of sculptural robots through October 31 in Stockbridge, Mass. Klema received an ArtBot Award from the museum for the most artistic piece in the exhibition.

“Wood’s Revenge,” a saw blade and tree design made out of pine and fir woods, will be on exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park in Roche Harbor, Wash. until June 2013. Klema’s is one of over 85 sculptural works on view at the 19-acre park.

Klema, who has been a professor and graphic design program coordinator at Tunxis for 22 years, has produced over 50 pieces for exhibition throughout his career, and several of his works are held in private collections. He holds an M.F.A. from University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and a B.F.A. from Atlanta College of Arts. Klema resides in Winsted.

For more information, visit Klema’s personal website at StephenKlema.com, or visit the museum websites:www.nrm.org, and www.sjima.org.

To learn more about the graphic design program at Tunxis Community College, visit tunxis.commnet.edu/gd.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

"Hobb's Claw"