The Schelfhaudt Gallery at the University of Bridgeport presents Peter Konsterlie: A Retrospective from November 8 through January 5, 2019.
A discussion about the show will be held Thursday, November 8, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panelists include curator Johnas Ruta, Joe Provey, and Cynthia Anderson.
The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 10, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The public is warmly invited to both events. Admission is free.
The 10th annual Bridgeport Art Trail runs November 8-11.
Peter Konsterlie was a prolific visual artist and beloved art history professor at the University of Bridgeport’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design. He brought a unique perspective to his paintings, integrating several visual styles from pop art to abstract expressionism. His drips of paint combined with spray paint formed patterns, becoming a structure on the canvas for his metaphysical themed abstracts.
As the director of the Schelfhaudt Gallery, he championed fellow artists and produced exemplary exhibitions for the broader community. Konsterlie served as gallery director for five years until August 13, 2018, when he died suddenly. He was 55.
Konsterlie received his BA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Shelfhaudt Gallery is located on the University of Bridgeport campus at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.
Off-site parking is available.
The Schelfhaudt Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Visitors may also view shows off hours by scheduling an appointment at (203) 240-7333 or online.
From Hartford & North: I-91: 91 South to 15 South to 8 South to Exit 1 (Prospect) Right onto Prospect to Park Avenue Left onto Park Avenue to University Avenue Right onto University Avenue Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC) is the last building on the left side of University Avenue Enter from the building’s parking lot entrance. Gallery is down the hall to your left.
From NYC & Southwest: I-95: 95 North to Exit 26 (Worden Avenue) Follow 95 service road to Iranistan Avenue Turn right onto Iranistan South past light to stop sign at Atlantic Avenue Left onto Atlantic Avenue (one block) Right onto Rennell Right onto University Enter from the building’s parking lot entrance. (East side) Gallery is down the hall to your left.
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