On May 16th Art Connection Studio’s rising star, Juan Colon, was in attendance in West Hartford at the Golden Thread Gallery’s recent reception for their current exhibit, Rhythm & Blues, which continues through June 27th. Juan is 1 of 17 artists in this exhibit. This show marks the first time Juan, or any Art Connection Studio artist, has shown their work independently.
Nearly two dozen wonderful, musically inspired pieces of art filled the gallery, and even more show goers filled the space, artists and art connoisseurs alike. Juan displayed a moody and bluesy number of his own in the form of a soul moving saxophone blast, rendered in watercolor & ink in magenta, violet, and yellow minor. Juan looked his best as he has for every art reception he has attended, and the Golden Thread Gallery was certainly no exception, he having donned his signature bowtie for the evening celebration. Carol Chase was the lucky buyer who, much to Juan’s delight, purchased the coveted saxophone piece right at the start of the night.
Like a favorite jazz or blues musician, Juan continues to tap out beautiful piece after piece with his brush. Whether free form or something a bit more tight and scripted, Juan shows he’s got chops and a style with soul in spades. Here’s to looking for an encore in upcoming shows!
Since having started the Vocational Arts Program at Art Connection Studio, Hartford, in summer, 2014, Juan has shown his work at Art Connection Studio’s last three exhibits, “Cityscapes,” “Revel,” and “Glimpse.” He has also exhibited at Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington, Butler-McCook House, and Amos Bull House of Connecticut Landmarks in Hartford.
Post by: Benjamin Reyes and Michael Galaburri