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Husband and Wife Show Two Artistic Viewpoints
Opening reception for UConn exhibit Saturday
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Stamford, CT | Added on March 07, 2014 At 06:27 PM

Husband and wife Deborah and Bill Bonnell  are showing Two Viewpoints in the gallery at UConn Stamford.

"You wouldn't very often see a husband and wife art show," said Deborah.  

The Stamford residents have only gotten to display their works together one other time, and find joy in the same art space. 

"It's nice to me to actually see her work in a big space and see what it looks like there," said Bill.

"It's a great deal of fun to show with my husband," said Deborah.  

Deborah, a painter, is inspired by landscapes and still life.

"Love nature.  Especially trees," said Deborah.  "I'm like a tree fanatic."

And a love for books has inspired Bill to incorporate novels into his three-dimensional designs.

"I do just sort of have a fond feeling for the form of a book and the feel of a book," said Bill, "Which doesn't exist in an e-book kind of form."

Though using separate mediums, the Stamford residents both have a background in graphic design.

"There's something about a 'mom and pop show' that, we both are good at what we do as designers and artists and that's kind of a rare thing," said Deborah.  

A graphic designer's eye comes in handy when installing an art show.

"It's hard to figure out what you want to put in and then try to imagine how it's going to look on the wall," said Deborah.  

Because there's an art to hanging art.  

"It's a science and an art," said Deborah.  

With the support of a best friend, the couple positions, straightens and displays their art, creating one masterpiece.

"This is the biggest space I've ever shown in," said Bill.

"That's what I'm looking forward to.  People sort of seeing what we've been up to," said Deborah.  

The opening reception for "Two Viewpoints" will take place Saturday March 8 from 1 - 4 pm.  The show is on display at UConn Stamford's gallery until April 9.  

 

 

 

 


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