New Exhibit at UConn Health Center Features Distinguished Artists

Who and What: Anne Culver, Interiors/Venice and Andrew Giarnella, Second Thought
Where: Hospital and Mezzanine Lobbies, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave.
When: Now through December 12, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily

Artwork by Andrew Giarnella

Artwork by Andrew Giarnella

About the artists:
Award winning art director for some of the Northeast’s best-known agencies, Andrew Giarnella currently heads his own design and illustration firm, exploring new ways to use visual media to connect ideas. From brand mascots and cartoon humor to large murals and refined conceptual pieces, his creations for businesses are worldwide.

He has received fine art awards from the Society of Connecticut Sculptors, the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, and Guilford Art League, and others.

A resident of Berlin, Conn., Giarnella attended Paier College of Art in Hamden, where he studied advertising marketing and cartoon illustration.

Anne Culver was a professional artist who exhibited for more than 25 years throughout the United States. She was the recipient of many awards, and her work is in many private collections. She worked primarily as a painter and was known for her depictions of landscape, volatile weather and dramatic forces of nature. She also worked in sculpture and installation.

Artwork by Anne Culver

Artwork by Anne Culver

In addition to her career as a professional artist, she taught art for many years at various schools – most recently at Quinnipiac University, Hamden. She also owned Studio 404 in Guilford, where she taught classes in a variety of art media.

Culver, who was raised in Simsbury, earned her master’s in fine art from Vermont College. She died from ovarian cancer in 2012. Proceeds from art sales will benefit her stepdaughter’s education.

The University of Connecticut Health Center’s collection of fine arts serves to enhance the environment and promote the sense of a caring community for patients, visitors, staff and students. Art is selected, acquired and exhibited by the UCHC Art Advisory Committee. To view a selection of the Health Center’s permanent collection visit: http://auxiliary.uchc.edu/art.


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