Connecticut’s Artists Live Programs
January 27, 2017 / Mary Kachur
Image by: Gigi Horr Liverant
Artists Live is a visual arts program, which features award-winning Connecticut artists in month-long exhibitions starting the first Friday of each month from March through December except for August. It will take place at 23 Royce Circle in Storrs, Connecticut. Each participating Artist, will be “live” the final Friday of their month of exhibition for an artist discussion with Kathleen Zimmerman at 5 pm followed by a reception at 6 pm, which is open and free to the public. Kathleen Zimmerman has partnered with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership and jointly they were awarded the State of Connecticut’s Office of the Arts Regional Arts Grant to create this program. Gigi Horr Liverant will be the first of a series of ten artists. Her work will be on exhibit March 3rd through the 31st, her artist discussion will be on March 31st at 5 pm.
Gigi’s pastels are experiential and inspired by the familiar and inconsequential moments and places in life. Her work is experiential and inspired by the familiar and inconsequential moments and places in life. Her goal is to bear witness to the fervor that lurks within the commonplace. Rendering in paint or pastels, she juxtaposes color combinations into an intentionally designed framework to create an image that exposes the lush sensations encountered. The artwork bears both the impact of the visual impression and the sentiment of the moment. Much like a composer uses musical notes to convey an emotion, light and color are her vocabulary. Imbedded into the imagery is her personal history and likewise she encourages the viewer to find their connection to the image through their own experiences. Her favorite quote is by Edgar Degas “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”