Join us for the opening of "REAL. W3ird." on August 12 at Southington Community Cultural Arts! - More Info HERE
"On the Bridge at Panthorn"
Cathy Michanczyk, a native of Southington, has studied oil painting with local artists--the late Bruce Raven from Gallery 53 in Meriden and Sean Michanczyk, former owner of Paris in Plantsville. She has also taken graphic design and illustration at Tunxis Community College where she primarily did renderings in pencil and pen/ink. Cathy’s landscapes and seascapes are rendered in acrylics and oils and usually reference places visited within the New England area. She tries to capture those “at a glance” moments through the camera lens and then uses them to create her own interpretation onto canvas.
Cathy’s interest in art dates back to early childhood. She was always active with drawing, designing, sewing, crafting, and painting. Some noteworthy accomplishments include
illustrations for a school nurse emergency manual for the Department of Pediatrics at UCONN, drawings for a poetry book written by her brother Michael, and a coloring book for her sister’s dance studio.
For more than 30 years, Cathy’s paintings have been displayed in various town libraries, hospitals, nursing care facilities, banks, restaurants, gift stores, and art galleries. Currently, she volunteers at the SoCCA Gift Store where she sells handmade items.
"Artist of the Month” Exhibits held at:
· Farmington Library “The Great Outdoors” – July-August, 2016
· The Spear Gallery at The Stanley-Whitman Museum in May, 2016 and September, 2012
· Southington Public Library in May, 2014
· Paris In Plantsville in July, 2014
· SACA at The Orchards in July, 2012
"Spring on the Trails"