Local painter Stan Tracy will exhibit a retrospective of his work from January 2, 2018 through January 29, 2018, in the Southbury Public Library. The art work will be in the Gloria Cachion Art Gallery. The library is located at 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT 06488, 203-262-0626.
Born in 1923 a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge, Mr. Tracy grew up in New Jersey and New Canaan, Connecticut, where he studied drawing and painting. He received his formal training at Ohio State University.
Mr. Tracy’s university training was interrupted by WWII, when he enlisted in the Navy and served as Lt. J.G. pilot, flying Corsairs off of aircraft carriers including the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. built in the Brooklyn Navy Yard blocks from his birthplace.
After the war, Mr. Tracy returned to OSU to complete his B.A. and M.F.A. degrees. He spent the subsequent two years completing post-graduate studies in Florence with his family, and returned to teach design and sculpture at Uconn.
On retirement, he continued to paint for 30 years, and at the age of 92, returned to Connecticut to complete many of the paintings included in the upcoming exhibit, which reflect some of the events and influences in his life.
The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturday 9:30 to 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00pm. The library will be closed on January 1, 2018 and January 15, 2018.
Contact: Lucille DeJesus
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Rd.
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 144