Work of Local Artist, Allen Scott, Featured at Arts Council of Greater New Haven Exhibit
“REPRESENTED. PORTRAYALS OF WOMEN IN ART”
Show to run March 6-April 14 at Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
Contact: Anita Ford Saunders, APR Producer@uruglobal.com 860-690-5559
For Immediate Release
(New Haven, Conn. Feb. 28, 2017) – A selection of works by local artist, Allen Scott, will be included in The Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s upcoming exhibit, “Represented. Portrayals of Women in Art.” Artists Rosa Ibarra, Teresa Fortsche, Adam Chambers, and “Mr. Luckey” will also be part of the exhibit.
Curated by Debbie Hess, Arts Council director of Artists Services and Programs, the exhibit will run from March 6 to April 14, 2017, in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon St., 2nd floor, New Haven. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clay is the medium through which Scott performs most creatively as an artist. “It is my stage,” he explains. “The varying colors, as well as its malleability, make it easy for me to perform.”
The majority of his artwork focuses on the female form. “I appreciate the silhouette of a woman,” Scott explains in his artist’s statement. “Their shapes, their sizes, their heights, their textures.”
A great admirer of Maya Angelou, he often cites the words in her groundbreaking poem “Phenomenal Woman” as his creative inspiration: “It is my hope that my work captures the beauty, and the essence of the black women in all her splendor.”
In addition to his artistic endeavors, Scott is a full-time educator. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Scott has been with the New Haven school system for over 25 years. He teaches at Wexler Grant Community School. He also serves as a mentor and coaches basketball, volleyball, and softball at Hillhouse High School. He is Chief Umpire at the Walter “Pop” Smith Little League where he has served in numerous capacities for 40 years. Scott is the current Board president of URU: The Right To Be, Inc., a non-profit content production company that tackles social justice issues via film, theatre, publishing, and other arts-based initiatives.
There will be a reception on Wednesday, March 8th at 70 Audubon St., 2nd Floor, 3-5 PM. Allen Scott will speak at 4:00 about the magic of creativity. To RSVP to the reception, please contact Anita Ford Saunders.
For more information about the “Represented. Portrayals of Women in Art” exhibit visit www.newhavenarts.org.