Top Illustrator to Exhibit Work from Hartford's MFA Program

Some of the best illustrators in the country will be exhibiting at the Silpe Gallery this month as the culmination of their work in a one-of-a-kind MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program.

The inaugural MFA in Illustration Thesis Exhibition will take place from July 9–20 in the Silpe Gallery, which is located in the Hartford Art School. There will be an Artists’ Reception at the gallery on Friday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. Silpe Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30

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Ken Smith's thesis project includes illustrations of famous actresses in classic theater roles. The illustration above is titled "Pray, Love, Remember" (Ellen Terry as Ophelia).