First opened in 1975 with a series of Silo Scenes, the Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm quickly became a champion for regional artists and craftspeople, building a following in New England and beyond.
Housed in a converted hay barn, c.1800, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the gallery has 27-foot-high ceilings, exposed timbers and a famous view into the barnyard.
Emerging and established visual artists exhibit in the Main Gallery. The New Talent Gallery features art students from CT colleges, universities, and area middle and high schools.
At "Gallery Talks" on selected Sundays, exhibiting artists discuss their work and related issues.
Follow the links on the left for a description of each show.
Wendy Allen, an artist and designer, was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. Although she graduated from college with a degree in political science, she soon turned her prodigious talents to the arts.
Her first major exhibit was held at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, in conjunction with the premiere of “The America Play” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. She has since exhibited throughout the United States and has attracted collectors from around the world. Her paintings have appeared on dozens of book and magazine covers and have been exhibited alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, W.H. Johnson, Horace Pippin, Robert Rauschenberg, and Norman Rockwell.
Allen divides her time between her home in New Milford, Connecticut, and her studio and gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
After completing his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Wendell Minor moved to New York City and began creating original designs for book publishers.
Although his focus had been on illustrating and designing book jackets for authors including David McCullough, Pat Conroy, Fannie Flagg and James Michener, to name but a few, in 1986 art director Al Cetta at HarperCollins handed Minor a manuscript for a picture book entitled “Mojave” by Diane Siebert. Minor loved the poem, and felt that Siebert’s words were the written equivalent to his pictures. That was the first of 55 children’s books to follow.
Minor is a member of The Children’s Book Council (CBC), a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books. He refers to himself as a “recovering dyslexic” and when he speaks in classrooms across the country, he shares with students of all ages the difficulties he experienced with reading as a child, and for those who have similar difficulties, how they too can overcome them.
When not on the road travelling the world, Minor is in his studio in Washington, Connecticut.
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