(Torrington, CT) The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is displaying photography and paintings of artist Lori Barker through early December 2014 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing “Artist of the Month” program. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the works support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Lori’s work is an imitation of her life, an ongoing collage, deep with excitement and mysteries. There is always the desire to explore the other side of matter and to express what the artist inside sees. “Using the right side of my brain, as an artist for 40 years, I speak to the left on fewer occasions now. Pictures form my logic, numbers become elements for Collages and philosophical thoughts turn into hues of the palette. Much of my art is formed by dreams and executed by intuition”.
Photography, paint, fabric and unusual materials comprise the pallet of Lori’s art. She has developed her style in manipulated image transfers, engraved photo transfers on metal and mixed media collage. Lori is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. Further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College, and Omega Institute.
She was Artist in residence at Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA. Lori was featured in magazines including the Crafts Report, Artitude, Artella and on the covers of Reiki One and The Door Opener. She’s created 4 book covers for various poets and authors. Lori also won Best in Show and other prizes at numerous galleries and art events throughout New England including the Essex Art, the Norwich Arts, Milford Fine Arts show, Trumbull and New Milford Arts. In June 2009, she was awarded the Museum of Contemporary Impressionism’s award for excellence. Lori is also Co-Owner of the Artists’ Path gift art gallery and learning center. For more information visit www.artistspath.homestead.com
The Auxiliary’s “Artist of the Month” program has been featuring paintings, photographs, and artwork each month from local artists for over 25 years. Their over 200 member supporters assist in raising money for the hospital through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and a variety of events including an annual fall fashion show and luncheon. The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.