Juan J. Moreno exhibit opens Sept. 1
“Kent Hollow” by Juan J. Moreno. KENT » Kent artist Juan J. Moreno will have his artwork displayed in the Kent Memorial Library’s gallery from September 1 through October 31 in an exhibition, “Composition Contrast Color.”
Born in Colombia, Moreno, studied at the atelier of David Manzur in Bogota, Colombia, before moving to Connecticut, where he has lived since 1986.
He studied figure drawing and portrait painting at the Art Students League of New York and studio art at Western Connecticut State University, earning a B.A. and M.F.A. His work has been in many exhibitions and is in private collections. Moreno taught studio art and art history at the college level in Connecticut.
“Departing from a strictly representational depiction of nature, I modify my paintings as I see necessary until I feel they are finished. I seek to explore the dynamics of color and the illusion of space within the limited two-dimensional canvas and invite the viewer to interpret my work and become part of the creative process,” says the artist.
Meet the artist at reception on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 3-6 p.m. in the gallery. It is free and open to the public, registration is requested.
For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to kentmemoriallibrary. The public is invited to attend.
The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Visit kentmemoriallibrary. org for more information.
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“Untitled” by Juan J.