Press Release 11/9/21

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to announce that local artist Sergio Villaschi will have artwork displayed in the Library’s gallery beginning November 1 through the end of December in an exhibit titled Light, Color & Texture Revisited. There will be a special opportunity to tour the exhibition with the artist from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 11.

Sergio grew up in Rome (Italy) where he practiced Surgical Pathology at the University of Rome. After an early retirement in the year 2000 he moved to Warren (CT) where his interest in photography grew to a higher level.

He is a mainly a self-taught photographer and while his photos include landscapes and other conventional subjects, he often indulges in studio still life where he can play with light and color to give a new depth, vibrance and texture to his compositions. He uses post processing techniques to fine tune the images obtained with his camera in order to obtain that particular mood that characterize his photos.

Recently he has been exploring the “light painting” technique in which a photo is taken in total darkness and a source of light is used to reveal the subject.  By using this and other techniques he is able to obtain a chiaroscuro effect and a deep texture which add to the tridimensional perspective of his photos.

His work has been displayed in various Galleries among which the Spectrum in Essex (CT), the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, the Washington Art Association Gallery {CT}, the Kent Art Association Gallery (CT), Gallery25 in New Milford and the100Main Gallery in Falls Village.

A portion of sales will benefit the Library. Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.