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On Exhibit : Jamie Gagarin Art Gallery

On Exhibit: Leslie Landau - Oils & Pastels


"Earth & Sky"

November 4 - December 28, 2021

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 4 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM


Leslie Landau has immense respect for her natural surroundings. She is intrigued with the movement of a day’s light across a natural surface and being able to capture a moment in time.  Landscape serves as a powerful metaphor for inquiry and seeking pathways through personal challenges and quests. The landscape is in perpetual motion, affected by time of day, atmospheric and seasonal change.  Incorporating color not necessarily found in nature heightens the intensity of the original impression, with the intent of evoking an emotional response. Through her work, Leslie is continually seeking ways to connect color, with form and space. 

Leslie Landau received a BFA in printmaking and drawing from Ohio State University and Graduate Certification, MS in Art Education from Central CT State University.  Her abstract landscape paintings and pastel drawings have been included in exhibitions across Connecticut and New York, including the Mattatuck Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Silvermine Art Guild and Five Points Gallery. Leslie’s work is held in private collections around the United States.




Please note: We will be limiting the number of people who can assemble simultaneously in the Gallery to a total of 50 people. Patrons may be asked to remain in the main library area if there are more than 50 people in attendance at the same time in the Gallery.


The Jamie Gagarin Art Gallery and Exhibits at OWL

The Oliver Wolcott Library features art exhibits that rotate every two months. The exhibits are displayed in the Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery.

All exhibits include an opening reception on the first Thursday of every other month between 5 and 7 p.m. Patrons can meet the artist, have a first look at the artwork and enjoy refreshments. All exhibits and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

Since the art gallery shares its space with the community and library events, it is recommended that you confirm that the art gallery is open before visiting. Please call us at 860-567-8030.


How to Submit Art for Consideration for an Exhibit

All artwork exhibited is selected through a competitive, juried process by the Cultural Committee appointed by the President of the OWL Board of Trustees. The Cultural Committee uses guidelines in its selection including technique, price range, size of proposed work, type of medium, type and style of framing, and artist credentials.

For more detailed information on the submission process, click here.

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