(Torrington, CT) – The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is displaying the paintings of “Four Friends” artists through early October 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.
These four friends met at the Community Artists Group at the Litchfield Community Center years ago. Combined they have shown in many Connecticut and Florida venues and share many years of accumulated training and experience. They urge anyone with an interest in creating art to join them Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at the Litchfield Community Center and pursue their interests in starting or enhancing their artwork. This group expresses their hope that everyone will enjoy their endeavors and brighten the day.
The artists include…
Anne Conboy was a lifelong resident of Torrington before retiring to Florida with her husband, Jack, in the 90s. They now spend summers in Harwinton. Anne discovered her passion for painting with oils at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta, Florida and has shown her work at the Lighthouse Gallery, Artwell, CHH, Harwinton Library and Litchfield Community Center.
Annie Fraser grew up and resides in East Litchfield and has been focused on painting for the past 16 years, having exhibits at Kent Gallery, Artwell, Sullivan Center, CHH. She and her husband John winter for 6 months in Punta Gorda, FL and she has shown at Encore Resort and Visual Arts Center in Port Charlotte and has been engaged to do commissioned work.
Carol Murray, a resident of Litchfield, has been an Elected Artist at the Kent Art Association for several years and is a frequent exhibitor there. She has also exhibited at the Lyme Art Association, Washington Art Association and SCAN IN Newtown. Carol has also had a solo exhibition at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield and other venues in the area.
Amy Nevin is a self-taught artist who has shown her work at Kent Gallery, Winsted Hospital, Litchfield Woods, CHH, and Sullivan Senior Center. She learned her trade by watching artists on TV and reading many books of art.
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. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.