(Torrington, CT) Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is displaying the paintings of artist Bernhard Jucevics through early May 2015 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 artwork support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Bernhard Jucevics was born in Eastern Europe in 1939. He is a self-taught artist who did not start pursuing his passion until after his retirement from the manufacturing business in 2005. The inspiration for his landscape paintings includes childhood memories along with the ever changing beauty of our natural world. A simple drive through the countryside at sunset can be just enough inspiration to fill yet another empty canvas. This is Bernhard’s third art display for the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary. He has also had his artwork displayed at the Torrington Register Citizen office and at the Artist’s Path in Litchfield. Bernhard is also a regular attendee at the Sullivan Senior Center art class and he derives much pleasure from painting with other artists.
Bernhard’s painting has become an important part of his world as it helps him to keep busy, especially in winter months when the season prevents him from tending to backyard gardens. Painting also helps to keep his mind sharp as he is always seeking to learn new techniques in order to improve his artistic skills. His late entry into landscape artistry reminds us all that it is never too late to pursue a dream or passion. It all begins with a decision to pick up the brush of your choosing and simply start painting.
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.