Friday, October 26, 2012

Closing Event 10/27 - Clinton Deckert 25 Year Retrospective

Paris in Plantsville is proud to bring back a fantastic artist and friend of the gallery, Clinton Deckert- and we have the honor to host his 25 Year Retrospective.
We will be holding an Closing Reception for this exhibit on October 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and we invite you to join us in the celebration!

About Mr. Deckert:
Award winning contemporary artist, Clinton Deckert is renowned for his paintings where abstract thoughts and surreal imagery collide. Deckert has multiple works represented in t
he Jack and Susan Austin Warner Collection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has twice been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Conncecticut. Recently Deckert served at Curator and participating artist in the celebrated "Beyond The Gate" invitational exhibition at Artspace Hartford, CT. Clinton exhibited as featured artist at White Space Gallery in New Haven, CT where he set their record for their most successful solo exhibition. Deckert is past president of the Artworks Gallery in Hartford Connecticut and served on their Board of Directors for fourteen years. He created an assemblage for the Gala Salvador Dali event at the Wadsworth Atheneum. He has also exhibited at the Senator’s Connecticut Office of the U.S. Senate and at the Steven's Gallery at the University of Connecticut. He has painted a fourteen-foot long wall mural for the UConn Tri-Campus Psychology Department in West Hartford. Deckert painted works for the "CowParade New York" and "CowParade West Hartford" events and Oil Drum Art at ArtSpace, Hartford where his work received Aesthetic First Prize. In New York Deckert has shown in the famous but now defunct Monique Goldstrom Gallery and exhibited in the "Brave Destiny" International Surrealist Exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn. His work has been featured on the cover of Art Calendar/Professional Artist Magazine, Hartford Magazine and he has achieved inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art. Clint’s paintings have been represented in ten juried shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art and once at Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT. Clinton Deckert has been interviewed on the television show "Beyond the Headlines" on Fox WB-20, also had work featured WVIT-30, appeared on talk radio station WTIC, Hartford, Connecticut and "Live the Journey" on WNHU at University of New Haven. He has conducted numerous Artist presentation lectures throughout Connecticut including Connecticut Art Education Association and The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He has also served as Judge/Juror for several regional exhibitions. Deckert’s work has been favorably reviewed numerous times in Art New England, The Hartford Courant and The Journal Inquirer twice appeared in The New York Times. Deckert‘s work is in numerous collections throughout the country and he continuously exhibits throughout the Northeast, USA. Clint's work is represented by Lotus Fine Art, Woodstock, NY, Sam Heller Fine Art Chicago and Paris in Plantsville, CT.

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