May 25, 2017 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College and the West Hartford Art League invite the public to a free “Tunxis Drawing III” Art Event on Saturday, June 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the West Hartford Art League’s Clubhouse Gallery, 37 Buena Vista Road in West Hartford.

The collaborative event includes many ways to enjoy art including acrylic painting and watercolor demonstrations, complimentary face painting for children, student artists at work in classrooms, art tables for budding artists, and giveaways.

On exhibit in the gallery, Tunxis students in lecturer Susan Strauss’ “Drawing III” class  will have over 200 drawings, paintings and custom painted motorcycle helmets on display, with special Tunxis alumni guest illustrator Vincent Vernacatola and Tunxis  student Jolouis Nunez. “Drawing III” students who will have their art on display are listed by town.


Laura Newinsky

Joanna Robinson


Jose Aviles


Abby Sears


Dorothy Berlinski


James Harrison

New Britain

Jason Bounkhoun

Martiza Ortiz-Guerra


Abbey Sisson

Mei Yang


Jahvon Ferrara

Anthony Losefski

Tedi Vick


Joseph Fazzina

Andrew Palladino


Rebeccah Kirsch

West Hartford

Chalita Pakabutr


Joanna Robinson (second from right), is one of several Tunxis “Drawing III” students whose works will be on display at the “Tunxis Drawing III” Art Event. Robinson, who sings the national anthem at Pioneer Valley Pro Wrestling events, used male wrestlers as models in her posters of Greek gods.  She is shown at an earlier Tunxis exhibition with (left to right) Justin “The Hammer” Tunis as Dionysus , “PVP Champion” Jonny Idol as Zeus, and “Sassy Wild Horse” TK O’Ryan as Poseidon.

The “Drawing III” class at Tunxis is part of the college’s visual fine arts associate degree. To learn more about the visual fine arts program at Tunxis Community College, visit

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

The West Hartford Art League is a 501 (c) 3 organization that offers year-round classes, monthly exhibitions, and events.