Culture Connect Featured Event

Different Strokes of Tough Love at UNH
Ticket Price: FREE

WEST HAVEN, CONN. - When a friendship is formed based on a mutual commitment to painting, a door for collaborative communication opens.

Tough Love explores how color juxtapositions and brush strokes assert a physical presence. Cat Balco’s work explores undulating patterns that feel welcoming and airy, while Megan Craig’s paintings accumulate directional strokes that allude to denser forms. Opening night is October 19 at 6 p.m. in Seton Art Gallery and is free to the public. The exhibit will be run through November 2.
“This show is about painting as a reflection of friendship,” says Craig. “It is not always clear where one painting ends and another begins, as with friends who finish each other’s thoughts.” 


Cat Balco received her M.F.A. in painting from the Yale School of Art in 2007, where she was

the recipient of the Helen Winternitz Award in Painting and the Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize. Her work is included in the White Columns registry and she is an Associate Fellow at Morse College at Yale University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Hartford Art School/University of Hartford.
Megan Craig received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2007 and her B.A. from Yale in 1997.  Craig has exhibited nationally and internationally with recent solo shows in New York, Connecticut, Florida, and Germany. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art at SUNY Stony Brook, in Stony Brook, NY.

Venue Information
Dodds Hall, Seton Art Gallery
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven
, CT