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Call to Artists - exhibit at the ArtWalk during its 2015 season! Submissions accepted through October 1st, 2014. Click here for more information and submission guidelines.


Family Traits

Isabel Acosta

September 12 - October 24

Artist's Statement

My strong will pushed me to pursue my dreams, so with pain in my heart and body and with tears in my eyes, I moved to the United States, leaving my family behind.

The feeling of displacement is shared by many others around the world who have left behind their roots. I am a Latina woman who is trapped in two worlds, the one that gave me birth and raised me up, and the one I now stand in.

When I create, I picture my family and each of their distinct personal features from my memories. I strive to bring them close to me by depicting certain gestures, feelings and moods in my work. Reflected in my work are intimate details that I reveal. Through my work, I express my wonder at how many women feel the inequality between the sexes in all spheres of life, no matter how far they went with their education.

My voluptuous sculptures are intended to represent the human figure - embodied in a guitar shape - and to capture the sentiment of its sound. Each of them has their own distinct echo; the most profound can be spoken.

Opening Reception

Please join us on Friday, September 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to celebrate this new exhibition in the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, located in the heart of the city at 500 Main Street.

About the ArtWalk

ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library offers one of the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in greater Hartford and the opportunity for visitors to view art in a magnificent setting in their own community.  The state-of-the art gallery rises above Main Street along a glass wall that floods the space with ambient light during the day and appears to glow as a jewel box at night. Exhibitions offer an array of art experiences that reflect a variety of media, styles, and cultures in the art world, providing diverse viewing experiences, and allowing for many tastes.  Because of the unusual cable system in place, one of the most unique aspects of the ArtWalk is that any wall and lighting configuration or arrangement can change with the nature of every new exhibition.  The ArtWalk is made possible through the generosity of donors, especially the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.