HAL HAMDEN ART LEAGUE


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Rainy Day - New London by Steven Plaziak

Artist Steven Plaziak to present Watercolor Program at Hamden Art League.

The February meeting of the Hamden Art League will feature a presentation titled Fluidity and Spontaneity of the Watercolor Medium, presented by local artist Steven Plaziak. The artist will demonstrate how using charcoal, and sometimes India ink or watercolor, he first creates quick drawings, experimenting with subjects, compositions and values, in an effort to identify a particular mood or point of view. Working from his impulsive sketches, he develops larger work using the watercolor medium to preserve his initial inspiration. Using various techniques with paints, brushes and paper, he attempts to use the medium to its full effect for maximum impact.

A 1991 graduate of Fairfield University, Steven continued his education at the Rhode Island School of Design. He began his career as a freelance artist and designer in New York City and became an Art Director for SONY Music. Returning to New England in the late 1990's, he has worked with numerous organizations throughout New England, producing award-winning graphic design. Plaziak taught at Paier College of Art and is currently a design director working in the New Haven area.

The artist is an active member of the Guilford Art League and Essex Art Association. He exhibits his work, inspired by old barns, roads, boats, architecture and people, throughout Connecticut.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT.
Refreshment and conversation begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 and the artist's demo at 7:30.
Free and open to the public.
If the library is closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.