The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery was founded in 1998 through gifts from the Kohn-Joseloff Foundation. The gallery features exhibits from current students and alumni of Cheshire Academy, along with exhibits from celebrated artists in the New Haven and Hartford area.
The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery is a place of continual learning for Cheshire Academy artists, as they attend lectures by area artists in the gallery, examine theoretical perspectives of current exhibits, and practice discussing their own influences during student and faculty art shows.
Karleen Kubat, Director of the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, curates four local artist exhibits a year in addition to the Art Major show in May by current students. Contact Mrs. Kubat at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 439-7227.
Visiting Artist Series: Karen Wheeler
Artist discussion: Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at Kohn-Joseloff Gallery (exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31)
Karen Wheeler is a lifelong artist and educator. She enjoys the ancient art of papermaking equally with the latest version of Photoshop but beneath it all is a love of drawing.
With a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Ohio University, Karen has been an active artist for over 30 years exploring both traditional and digital media. She has exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows winning numerous awards including the Southeastern Artist Fellowship. An Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Karen was Associate Professor of Art at Wingate University in North Carolina prior to her move to New Haven, CT in 2009. She currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport and at Gateway Community College.
Her drawings are made with pen and ink, liquid acrylic, colored pencil, bits of collage and the occasional wire. She experiences a playful awareness in the immediacy of making them. In work where digital and traditional materials are combined her ‘analog’ drawings are scanned and used as raw material in Photoshop to create layered hybrid images that could exist no other way. Her objective for the viewer is to engage the imagination and evoke a sense of joy.