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November 10, 2014 - February 20, 2015

Liviu Cupceancu


Cora Lyn Deibler (L); Janet Pritchard (R)
Alison Paul (Below)













From Transylvania to Tolland: the Art of Liviu Cupceancu

Born in Romania, Liviu Cupceancu became interested in art at an early age influenced by his artistically inclined parents. He earned a degree in biology from the University of Bucharest, and studied art in his spare time. More than three decades ago, he left his country and traveled to Connecticut, where he applied his scientific and artistic abilities at the University of Connecticut in neurobiology research, contributing scientific illustrations and photography to magazines such as The Journal of Neuroscience, and Neuron. Today, the Tolland, Connecticut resident dedicates his time to his art, creating surreal acrylics, abstract oils, and wood and metal sculpture.

Curator: Suzanne Zack
Homer Babbidge Library, Norman D. Stevens Gallery







Current Illustration and Photography from UConn’s Faculty in Art and Art History
Illustration – Cora Lynn Deibler, Alison Paul
Photography – Janet Pritchard

Anatole Deibler (1863-1939) was the most famous French executioner of all time. He worked from 1885 until 1939, when executions were public spectacle, and when the infant media of photography and film turned him into something of a celebrity. In Anatole Deibler: The Tale of Monsieur de Paris UConn Professor of Illustration Cora Lynn Deibler showcases Deibler’s unusual career in a graphic novel made more intriguing by the speculation that they may be distant relatives.

Professor of Illustration and Animation Alison Paul has written and illustrated three children's books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the creative director for various public artwork projects in downtown Provdence, where she lives, and her stop-motion animations have been shown in film festivals around the world. Her third book, "The Plan" is currently in the production phase. Her work on display is from her first book, The Crow (A Not So Scary Story) inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven.

Photography professor Janet Pritchard examines the relationship between nature and culture in her photographic project, Yellowstone Dream: An American Love Story.  Drawing upon insights developed while a fellow at the American Antiquarian Society where she examined maps, personal stories, and expedition records, Pritchard reflects upon her own time spent in Wyoming, and how generations have invested the park with their own values since its founding in 1872.

Curator: Suzanne Zack
Homer Babbige Library, Plaza Gallery

You are invited to a reception for the exhibitors on Thursday, November 13th from 4- 6:00pm


◙ Hours for Homer Babbidge Library

Suggested parking for Storrs Campus is the South Parking Garage behind the UConn Co-op.

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Jean Nelson
(860) 486-6346