The Life and Work of Amy Hannum

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Happy New Year, Art Lovers!

In this newsletter:

- Hygienic XXXVI Lineup
- Art Installation 101
- Migration: Arches
- Burlington City Arts
- Pratt-Wright Gallery

Hygienic Art XXXVI

Ice Carnival III at the Hygienic Annual Show

Where else can you find an anything-goes art exhibit, an open mic cabaret, rock & roll all night long and a carnival? The Hygienic Art Galleries' Annual Show of course!

On January 31st everyone and anyone can bring one piece of artwork to exhibit at the Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, CT. Show up early so you can pick a great spot for your work of art, the line starts forming at 8am and receiving stops at 6pm. Volunteers are on hand to help you with hanging materials, but if you bring your own tools you won't have to wait for that one hammer. Register your piece at the front counter and hang your work anywhere in the gallery.

Did I mention anything goes? That's right, no judge, no jury, no censorship, no fees. This tagline goes back to the Hygienic's inception when the building was a restaurant and artists first started hanging work there. If you think a gallery called the Hygienic is bizarre, what about a 24-hour greasy spoon? Read more about the inspirational history of the Hygienic Art Galleries on their web site and be sure to come out on Saturday, January 31st to catch all the talent. 

But wait, there's more! You can also attend the Screening Room for independent film, Fashion in the Ballroom for exquisite garments, First Word/Last Word poetry and the Mayfly Playhouse for original plays, all on later dates. Dress for the weather and come on out!

Check out all the details at and on Facebook: Hygienic Art, Hygienic Annual Show XXXVI-Salon des Ind√©pendants and the Ice Carnival.

Art Installation 101

February 28th and March 7th, 3-6pm
Fox Games 1989, photo courtesy of the artist, Sandy Skogland
This introductory course will cover the many subjects to consider when planning and executing an art installation and how this art form differs from performance art and sculpture. Bring your ideas to this class and you will leave with a plan for bringing them to fruition and gain an understanding of what it means to undertake this form of expression.

This two-day course will be taught at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.
Find details and reserve your spot by visiting Arts Center Killingworth.

SAVE THE DATES: February 28th and March 7th, 3-6pm. 


Migration: Arches

Life doesn't always present answers for us in ways that are easy to understand and we all must go through our own trials to which others may not be able to relate. This is what makes every life unique, each with its own set of parameters and experiences. Every confrontation allows us to grow and learn in order to progress and evolve beyond where we are now. At times we feel we are all alone and no one can help or understand what we are going through and that is precisely when we must help ourselves to emerge with new knowledge.

These are the thoughts expressed in Migration: Arches. It takes courage, strength and determination to get through life's shadowed encounters but the only other choice is to remain in the dark.
In Arches, figures find their way blindly through an underground cave. Hints of light shimmer off of iridescent surfaces as these beings explore their environment to possibly discover each other or a new path. Arches is comprised of encaustic, foam, leather and pigment and is 24 x 12 x 9. It was selected for the Big Bad Wax exhibit at Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Mount Dora, Florida for their annual art fair in 2014.

Burlington City Arts

Now until early April, 2015
                         Celia, 24 x 24, plaster, pigment and real spider webs   

13 of my larger works, including Celia, will be on exhibit at the Maltex Building until early April 2015 and are for sale through Burlington City Arts (BCA)

Maltex Building, 431 Pine Street, Burlington, VT

Pratt-Wright Gallery

Only until January 3!
                        Tiger Nebula, 8.5 x 9, encaustic, hand-cut acrylic disc and clip light
A variety of work including pieces from the SpiderwebSuncat and Cosmic Disc series will grace the walls of the Pratt-Wright gallery for the holidays.

48 Main Street in Noank, CT 


Only until January 31st!
                                                 Triple Warmer
Triple Warmer, from the Color Vibration series, was selected for this gala event by Jurors: Steven Assael, David Wenzel, Domingo Zapata and songstress Vanessa Williams. Curator: Leonardo Feroleto

The event includes an online gallery of available artwork with 25-100% of the proceeds donated to the YAI Arts Program

Hope you are enjoying a safe and happy holiday season. Many good wishes to you in 2015!

~Amy Hannum

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