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Art League of New Britain CCSU Masters Art Opening


The Art League of New Britain at 30 Cedar Street in New Britain will begin an exhibit November 11 featuring a CCSU Masters of Art Student Exhibition. The opening, free to the public will be on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The artists are Sean Dudley and Joe Costardo. The exhibit is open to the public and runs from Nov. 11 – 20. Gallery hours are: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays 1-4 p.m. For more information go to or or call Paul Baylock at 860-229-1484

Sean Dudley was born and lived in Washington, D.C., later settling in Southbury, CT. He studied graphic design and illustration at Paier College of Art where he later worked as a commercial artist working for advertising and publishing companies such The Hartford Courant, Black & Decker and Milton Bradlee. He presently serves as a board member on the Southington Arts Association and has won an award for illustration from the Associated Press-Northeast division. He presently works as a pre-K through twelve certified art teacher where he was awarded “Teacher of the Year” and a sabbatical to study abroad in Ireland and England. He lives in Southington, CT.

Joseph Costardo is a Connecticut contemporary sculptor. Discarded antique furniture is the primary source of inspiration for his subject matter. His media is found in various states of decay and tattered through years of humble service, found and collected from the curbside, or donated by homeowners. Mr. Costardo spares these once prominent, utilitarian elements of historic home decor their inevitable fate as refuse. His sculptures breathe new life into these forgotten furnishings and his attention to detail yields bold compositions that accentuate the mystique, history, and pride that lie within their natural patina.