'Hans Weiss– Portraits Through Time'

Manchester - posted Jan, 28 2014

MANCHESTER - The Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main presents “Hans Weiss– Portraits Through Time,” Feb. 7 through March 13. The opening reception will be held on Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the gallery. Live music from Jen Lowe and Them Damn Hamiltons will follow as part of the Imagine Main Street First Friday events in downtown Manchester. Award-winning artist and portrait painter, Hans Weiss will exhibit drawings and paintings of portraits he has executed over the years. Works will explore the portraiture of well-known Connecticut figures, as well as reflect Hans' years of international travel and his development of rendering a diverse selection of human faces and lives on canvas. Weiss is a long-time Manchester resident and gallery owner, HansWeissGallery.com. He has been an integral member of the local arts community and a leading benefactor of Manchester Community College. In 2004, Weiss pledged $100,000 to the MCC Foundation to establish the Hans Weiss Arts Scholarship. In recognition of this generous gift, the MCC art gallery located in the SBM Charitable Foundation building was renamed the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery. On Meditation Monday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dehn Gallery curator, Maura O’Connor will lead a walk through time and across continents with the portraiture of Hans Weiss and. For more information www.manchestercc.edu/mcc-on-main/events.php. MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, is an art gallery (including a video gallery), entrepreneurship center, café, and seminar and conference room space for hosting classes and event-related programming. The Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main features national artists, as well as local and emerging artists. A variety of programs and services that bring arts, education and the community together are offered. MCC on Main is made possible by a partnership among Manchester Community College, the Town of Manchester and the MCC Foundation, Inc., and the generosity of First Niagara Bank Foundation. MCC on Main is located at 903 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut and is open Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Additional information is available at www.manchestercc.edu/mcc-on-main.

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