may, 2018

12may - 9junAll DayBearing Witness Exhibit - Hygienic Art(All Day) Hygenic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event

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Bearing Witness Exhibit – Hygienic Art | May 12 – June 9

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 7-10pm
Exhibition runs until June 9th

The concept of “Bearing Witness” is a term for living life in a way that reflects fundamental truths. The show will explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world. At this critical time in history, we need to reorient ourselves in how we relate to each other and to the earth.

Susan Hickman is a long time resident artist of Hygienic Art. This will be her largest presentation of work in the Hygienic Gallery. She will be exploring with mixed media, including acrylic, oils, collage, handmade paper and more. Her inspiration is chaotic environments contrasted with performance and play.

Guest artist Mark Szantyra will be displaying his work in the lower gallery.

Susan Hickman was born a twin in rural Ohio. She grew up in a small town and ending up studying graphic design and photography at Ohio University. She moved to New York for a year before making her way out to the New England area where she has spent the last 15 years.

Susan is an eclectic mixed media artist working with paper, acrylic, ink, found objects, graphic design, clothing design, photography and more. She enjoys experimenting with texture and color and finds making work of any kind, and exploration and an escape.


Mark S. Szantyr is an artist and educator living in Mansfield, Connecticut with his wife, Joy Mark. He received his Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Connecticut. Szantyr is a Professor of Fine Arts and the Director of the Spirol Gallery for the Visual and Performing Arts at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut.

Szantyr’s artwork represents a multimedia exploration into the complex relationship between his past and present, between body and spirit, between wholeness and holiness, between language and memory, between memory and place, between being and becoming. Szantyr uses oil paint, wax, wood, found objects, digital imagery, collage, and texts to forge a journey into his heart and soul. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and is in several collections.


Hygienic Art | 79 Bank Street, New London, CT


May 12 (Saturday) - June 9 (Saturday)


Hygenic Art Galleries

79 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320

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