Carousel Museum features in-house artist in new exhibit

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:04
Written by The New England Carousel Museum

BRISTOL - The New England Carousel Museum is proud to present an exhibit featuring paintings by their Master Carver, Juan Andreu.

The exhibition features twenty acrylic on canvas works and is on display in the Museum's Changing Exhibition Gallery through Sunday, July 30th. There will be an opening reception for the public held Friday, June 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the exhibit and to the opening reception is included with general admission. As always, admission for members is free. The paintings, which range in subject matter from landscapes to still life pieces, will be available for sale and can be taken home once the show is over.

 Juan Andreu holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Valencia, School of Fine Arts, in Spain, where he specialized in classic sculpture in wood, bronze and stone mediums.  He has also studied architectural design, painting and restoration and is presently a doctoral candidate in the area of Fine Arts.  

 He is a Professor of Art at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and at the Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon, Connecticut.  He has also taught art at Silvermine Art Association and the Farmington Valley Arts Center.

Additionally, Juan has worked as an industrial, interior and architectural designer for the last 25 years, alternating with public commissions and teaching.  He has assisted world-renowned artists such as Anthony Quinn, Elbert Weinberg, Wolfgang Behl, Luis Montoya and Manolo Valdes.  

 His work and accomplishments have been publicized on television and featured in local and national newspapers as notable as the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Times Picayune, the New Haven Register and the Waterbury Republican.  His artwork is housed in public, private and Museum collections around the world.  He regularly shows his paintings and sculptures.

The artist studio of Juan Andreu is located in the New England Carousel Museum.  It is opened to the public by appointment.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol, General News on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:04. Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:06.