Willimantic - posted Aug, 23 2013
WILLIMANTIC- Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting “PULSE: mixed media with sculpture by Carol Brookes,” an exhibition by artist Carol Brookes in the Akus Gallery running from Aug. 29–Oct 10. A gallery discussion with Brookes will take place on Sept. 5 from 3–4 p.m. followed by a reception from 4–7 p.m. “PULSE” examines the hemisphere as a structure, the ordinary forms seen every day in their many incarnations, such as an egg, a pod, an eye, the earth, planets and domes. The various concepts that these forms evoke are explored in the series, including thoughts and insights into life, birth and the mystical and mysterious. Nails, washers, rope, tubing, wire, rubber mats, dowels, leather buckles, industrial honeycomb insulation and tacks are just some of the materials that Brookes incorporates into her wall and box-like structures. The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer Hall at the corner of Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1-7 p.m. on Thursday and 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 860-465-4659 or visit www.easternct.edu/akusgallery.