(TOLLAND) Arts of Tolland is pleased to present, Large Mediums: A Gallery Exhibit by Olof Aspelin, Saturdays during the month of October. The exhibit will be held at the Arts Center of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT (06084).
There will be an opening reception of the exhibit on Friday evening, October 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours to the exhibit will continue, Saturday’s October 6, 13, 20 and 27. If you’ve never been to the Arts Center of Tolland, this is the exhibit not to miss!
Born in San Francisco to an nurse and an architect, Olof Aspelin started drawing and imitating his father’s large architectural drawings, as well as coping his own comic books. The artist began getting serious about art towards the end of high school, when he received a scholarship to the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Aspelin has been a professional artist for the past ten years, painting mostly with oils, acrylics, and spraypaint.
Aspelin been in a number of group, solo, and juried shows with his mainly figurative paintings. His awards include some rather prestiges shows including a recent Best Of Show at West Hartford Art League; First Place (three years in a row) House of Art in Quests, Visions and Journeys of the Spirit House of Art in Monson MA; a Piedmont Award at the Annual Piedmont Art Show in Somers, just to name a few. He was also a finalist featured with a full page in International Artists Magazine August/September 2009.
“I do not set out to create art about one subject or another nor do I limit myself to a specific medium when doing so. The majority of my art is figurative but contains no strong cast message. If an understanding can be provoked, I hope it's a do-it-yourself -with-what-you-got attitude and a freedom to look at things from many different ways, resist the accepted norm,” says Aspelin of his work.
Come and see this outstanding artist’s work; you won’t be disappointed!
For further information, call Arts of Tolland at 871-7405. The Arts Center of Tolland is handicap accessible. Arts of Tolland is a nonprofit arts organization based in Tolland, Connecticut.