Climate change motivates Syracuse artist's series of paintings for new exhibition


October 19, 2017

Syracuse illustrator, painter and author Connie Carroll will display her paintings in a series on climate change starting Friday, Oct. 27, at the gallery of SUNY Oswego in Syracuse at the Metro Center.

An artist's reception for "Connie Carroll: Climate Change Series" will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the gallery in the Atrium building, 2 Clinton Square in Syracuse. The exhibition will run through Jan. 31.

Humor, whimsy and vibrant color are almost always at play in Carroll's work, as well as messages with social relevance, according to an artist's statement. Her projects include a children's book, "Margaux and Tessa in Paris," published by Standing Stone Studios; and two other series of paintings, "The Art of Man Loving Man and Woman Loving Woman" and "Serious Art for Children." Carroll earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Syracuse University.

Amy Bartell, SUNY Oswego's coordinator of community arts exhibitions, said the series on climate change speaks of its impact, conveyed through Carroll's commanding, urgent and timely aesthetic.

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Urgent, timely -- The painting "Hungry Mouths to Feed" will take its place in an exhibition titled "Connie Carroll: Climate Change Series" from Oct. 27 to Jan. 31 at the gallery of SUNY Oswego in Syracuse at the Metro Center, 2 Clinton Square. A reception for the Syracuse illustrator, painter and author will take place Thursday, Nov. 2.