Hunted, Gathered and Foraged @ Kellogg Environmental Center

The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorn Ave. in Derby is hosting mixed media artist Karen Kalkstein’s exhibition of artwork. Her collages, wall-hangings, and sculptures created from natural and human-made material will be exhibited from February 4th through the 28th. Using items that have been collected from her walks through nature Karen creates beautiful, otherworldly images of the environment.

A ‘Meet the Artist Reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and meet Karen to learn more about her inspirations and the methods used to capture the beauty of nature and the feel of the outdoors. Visitors may also enjoy a walk around the grounds and trails of the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osbornedale State Park before or after the reception to see the beauty of winter landscapes as captured by Karen and her works.

Karen graduated as an art major from Scripps College in California and earned a MA in art education at New York University. She has instructed elementary and high school art and has also taught private classes for children and adults. For twenty years she had a custom tile business designing, hand-making, and glazing ceramic tiles for clients across the country. She has shown her artwork on the east and west coasts and her works are in numerous collections including the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Collection in New Jersey. Karen lives and works in Stamford, CT, and Waitsfield, Vermont.

Registration for the program is requested and can be done through the Connecticut DEEP Calendar of Events, https://www.depdata.ct.gov/calendar/listevs.asp?selecttype=all . If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact donna.kingston@ct.gov.

The Kellogg Environmental Center, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off Rte. 34 in Derby.

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