Hamden Art League



 Hamden Art League's May meeting to feature portrait artist Carol Arnold

The final meeting the Hamden Art League's 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The highlight of the evening will be a demo in oils by portrait artist Carol Arnold titled Achieving a Sensitive Portrait. Carol was first inspired to become a painter when as a child she became fascinated by the plein air painters her family encountered on vacations in seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts. After graduating from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Arnold spent several years working in the commercial art field before turning her attention fully to fine art painting. She is currently a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik's Putney Painters located in Putney, Vermont.

Arnold's work, executed primarily from life, has been steadily winning recognition, including taking the First Honor award at the Inspiring Figures Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in October of 2010. She won an Honorable Mention at the Portrait Society of America's members only competition in December of 2010. In April of 2011 Carol was awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition and another Certificate of Excellence award in May of 2012.

The meeting will take place at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Coffee and conversation begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 and the artist's program at 7:30. Free and open to the public.

Participants and League members include residents of Hamden, Ansonia, Bethany, Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Orange, Shelton, Southbury, South Windsor, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. The exhibition is open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Center.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

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