Tunxis College

  1. Interpreting Naples yellow as a ball of cashmere yarn, feeling a swath of crimson as a kiss and seeing glossy impasto as a decadent bite of meringue on the delicate tines of a fork, these paintings are interpretations of the simplest moments. Thinking back on a mundane moment, such as a long drive home along a road too familiar, the sound of gravel beneath the tires translates into an area of staccato brushstrokes. Sunlight catching in my squinting eyelashes filters into the play between warm and cool hues on a canvas. Paint fuses my morning tea with the fragrance of a cast iron stove, an opiate Jeff Buckley melody with the touch of leather boots. These medium- and large-scale works are consistently inconsistent – tangible translations of how I experience the world. Sometimes sharply focused and at other times deliberately blurred, I am compelled to set free that which I cannot fully express in words. This is the synesthetic experience.
    “Speaking Synesthesia,” an exhibition of paintings by Jes Zurell, was on display in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College in Farmington November 26-December 27, 2012.

    Bio:
    Jes Zurell is a native artist of rural northern Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in painting and Master’s of Art Criticism from Syracuse University in upstate New York. She is currently a writer in the greater Boston area.

    Past Shows:
    2006
    Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
    JUNK! Collaborative Works

    2007
    Shaffer Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY
    Expressionist Figures

    2008
    Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
    Contemplative Video

    2008
    Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
    Burning Solo

    2009
    South Windsor Public Library Gallery, South Windsor, CT
    Freezing Warm

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  2. On December 3, 2010, Daniel Hartington, guitar instructor for the Virtuosi Music Academy, gave an excellent solo classical guitar performance in the intimate setting of the Farmington Bank House on the campus of Tunxis Community College. Works on this podcast includes Daniel’s performance of Rodrigo’s “En Los Trigales” and “Tiento Antiguo”; the rolling (tremolo) melody of Tarrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”; Wallace’s “Dreams on a Lullaby”; and Giuliani’s “Gran Sonata Eroica, op. 150”. Daniel concluded the recital with works of York and Bach.

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  3. An instructional video about Abilities-Based Education.

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  4. On August 25 , 2010, Larry Hochman gave a highly entertaining talk about being a new college student. As a bonus we learned how to juggle at the same time!

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  5. Tunxis First Annual Art and Academic Challenge: Organizer:English Professor Elizabeth Keifer

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Tunxis College

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Tunxis Community College is located at 271 Scott Swamp Rd in Farmington, CT. Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an…


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