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*An Artist Talks About Art


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Lecturer, Roberta Shea
Wednesday, January 18th
1 pm - 2 pm

Join us for a talk about art presented by CT-based artist Roberta Shea.  Roberta is a prolific and accomplished painter and printmaker.  In addition to her steady output of work as a artist of many genres, she is also currently a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Her life, embraced and dedicated as it is to the Arts, gives her a deep understanding as an 'Artist Talking About Art'.

Roberta Shea | Painter and Printmaker

My abstracted paintings are about the process of painting, experimentation, and observing nature in the landscape.  I completed my formal degree in art education at Southern Connecticut State University.  Following college I taught art in public high schools, adult education, and after school programs. After a career in marketing research and raising my two children, I resumed painting full-time.

Currently, I am a member of Connecticut Women Artists, the Society of Creative Arts in Newtown where I served as a Board Member and Officer, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and the Washington Arts Association.

As a member and active docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art, I lead adult and student tours through the museum’s masterpieces and continue to study works of American art.  I have participated in group and solo shows in Woodbury, New Haven, Newtown, Danbury, Roxbury, Ridgefield, Wilton, Conn., Durham and Dover, New Hampshire and Woodstock, New York.

I have won awards in painting from the Washington Arts Association, SCAN, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Show and President’s Award at the Connecticut Womens’ Artists in 2020 and First Place in 2021.

My work is in private collections in Connecticut, New York, California, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.

The fee for the talk is $15.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don't forget to bring your vaccination card.

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