You are invited to attend

An Exhibition of Impressionism

by The Constantine Art Group

landscape

Exhibition dates: November 12, 2017 thru January 31, 2018

Opening Reception & Meet The Artists

Sunday, December 10, 2017
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Pfizer Mezzanine • Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT

Lois at Bank Square Books

Author's Talk and Book Launch: Robert Brackman Remembered
by Lois H. Constantine



Learn more about the book.

Thursday July 13, 2017
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT
Free Admission
Books available for purchase

Portrait of Artist’s Wife Francis Lois with Brackman Portrait of Francis
Photos courtesy of the Mystic Museum of Art
View the full event description on Mystic Museum of Art web site.

An Ongoing Exhibit of Visionary Paintings

This exhibition will remain in place indefinitely. Visitors are welcome.

Visionary Painting

Wednesday September 25, 2013

4:00pm - 6:00pm


Mystic Healthcare
475 High Street, Mystic, CT
(860) 536-6070

The exhibition is free.

Some Previous Exhibitions


You are invited to attend

An Exhibition of Impressionism

by The Constantine Art Group

Teapot With Roses

Exhibition dates: November 15, 2015 thru January 29, 2016

Opening Reception & Meet The Artists
With special visit from members of CT Lyric Opera

Sunday, November 15, 2015
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pfizer Mezzanine • Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT

Buy One - Get One Free tickets are available for the 4:00pm performance of
CT Lyric Opera's "The Marriage of Figaro"
Please contact the Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373 ext 1.

Constantine Art Group Exhibition
at
The Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320


For love of Impressionism this talented group of artists meets weekly to paint. All work is done from life.

In summer they can be seen painting garden and waterfront scenes in beautiful southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Winter months are spent in the studio painting from a model or still life.

The Constantine Art Group began when Lois started teaching over 30 years ago after discovering the joy of teaching while acting as monitor for Robert Brackman at The Lyme Academy of Fine Art.

The Group consists of all levels, from beginner to advanced painters who stay with the Group because of the awareness that there is always more to discover while working within this supportive community of artists who are united in their love of art.
 
The exhibition is open during the spring of 2015.



You are invited to attend

An Exhibition of Impressionism

by The Constantine Art Group

Jug With Red Cloth

Exhibition dates: November 14, 2014 thru January 31, 2015

Opening Reception & Meet The Artists
with special visit from members of
CT Lyric Opera

Friday, November 14, 2014
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Pfizer Mezzanine • Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT

Buy One - Get One Free tickets are available
for the 7:30 performance of
CT Lyric Opera's "Der Rosenkavalier"
Please contact Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373 ext 1.

You are invited to attend

An Exhibition of Impressionism

by The Constantine Art Group

Floral

Exhibition dates: October 26, 2013 thru January 31, 2014

Opening Reception & Meet The Artists

Saturday, November 16, 2013
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Pfizer Mezzanine • Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT

Discounted group tickets are available for the 8pm performance of ESCO November Concert - Mahler No. 4
Please contact Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373 ext 1.

You are invited to attend

An Exhibition of Impressionism

by The Constantine Art Group

Goose Pond

Exhibition dates: November 18, 2012 thru February 2, 2013

Opening Reception & Meet The Artists

Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Pfizer Mezzanine • Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT

Discounted group tickets are available for 2pm performance of Menopause the Musical
Contact Garde Box Office at 860-444-7373 ext 1. Please mention The Constantine Art Group.

Robert Brackman: Methods and Techniques of the Artists’ Craft
�In the Presence of Greatness�

Come and explore the techniques and methods of painting used by the internationally known and admired Noank artist Robert Brackman as demonstrated by his devoted student and local artist Lois Constantine. Lois takes you into the world of Robert Brackman from the painters� viewpoint. Become acquainted with the basic approach Brackman used that caught the eye of famous entrepreneurs, presidents, and Hollywood celebrities who requested that their portraits be painted by Brackman.

Lois Constantine feels so grateful to have been a protégé of Brackman. She was a novice painter at the time she meet Robert Brackman, however, he saw the artist in Lois and included her in his class. Lois understood him; they developed a close relationship as friend, mentor and father figure. Lois states. "I want to pass on his artistic method to as many people as I can. Mr. Brackman always said ‘that painting is a mental attitude. To be a great painter you must cultivate your mind’. He stressed the importance of studying masters of all periods, reading biographies, listening to music, poetry etc. to have an appreciation of all the arts. He believed that anyone could learn the craft of drawing and mixing colors, but only God could give that special quality that makes an artist." Lois is currently writing a book about her experiences with Robert Brackman scheduled to be finished in 2013. Kenneth Bates’ book entitled Brackman: His Art and Teaching is the most comprehensive account of Brackman to date.

Other paintings of Robert Brackman will be displayed at the Latham/Chester Store during the demonstration including an unfinished painting he was working on at the time of his death in 1980. If participants possess Brackman art and wish to share it with the group bring it along.

This retrospective demonstration and talk will include stories and anecdotes of the man, entitled "In the Presence of Greatness- Robert Brackman Methods and Techniques of the Artists� Craft" will be held on Monday, October, 8, 2012 from 1:00-2:30pm at the Latham/Chester Store at the bottom of Main Street in Noank. This event coincides with the Brackman exhibit currently showing at the Noank Historical Museum on Sylvan Street in Noank. Viewing of the exhibition and refreshments will be served at the Museum following the event.

An Exhibition of Impressionism
The Constantine Art Group

The Constantine Art Group announces the Opening Reception of An Exhibition of Impressionism

to be held at The Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Pfizer Mezzanine.

The exhibition runs from November 13, 2011 � February 28, 2012.

Settlers Cove
The Constantine Art Group began when artist and instructor, Lois Constantine, started teaching over 20 years ago. She discovered the joy of teaching while acting as monitor for renowned artist, Robert Brackman at The Lyme Academy of Fine Art. Ms. Constantine is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club of New York which is the oldest professional art club in the United States. She is also a member of several other art organizations including the Mystic Arts Center in her hometown of Mystic, CT. Her work is represented in national and international collections.

The artists whose work will be exhibited at The Garde include: Leona Arsenault, Dina Ballestrini, Frankie Bennett, Jacqueline M. Carlson, Lois H. Constantine, Mildred Donth, B.J. Gaynor, Terry Carter George, Ethel Gerity, Lisa Giordano, Shirley Judge, Anne M. Murphy, Barbara B. Nelson, Frances Patsiga, Rita M. Schmidt, and Vivian Stanley.

Key Dates and Information

What: An Exhibition of Impressionism � Opening Reception

When: November 13, 2011 from 2:30 pm � 4:30 pm

Where: The Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320

How: Free and open to the public


Morning in Old Mystic

Constantine Art Group Exhibition
at
The Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320


For love of Impressionism this talented group of artists meets weekly to paint. All work is done from life.

In summer they can be seen painting garden and waterfront scenes in beautiful southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Winter months are spent in the studio painting from a model or still life.

The Constantine Art Group began when Lois started teaching over 20 years ago after discovering the joy of teaching while acting as monitor for Robert Brackman at The Lyme Academy of Fine Art.

The Group consists of all levels, from beginner to advanced painters who stay with the Group because of the awareness that there is always more to discover while working within this supportive community of artists who are united in their love of art.
 
The exhibition was open from May 8, 2011 through late summer 2011.



Floral With Fruit

Exhibition of the work of Lois' students at the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT.

Exhibition of Lois' students:  Watch a 12 minute video of the paintings and the December 4, 2010 opening reception.

The show was on display from December 2010 through the end of March 2011, and featured work by the following artists:
Leona Arsenault Terry Carter George
Dina Ballestrini Lisa Giordano
Frankie Bennett Shirley Judge
Martha Briggs Anne M. Murphy
Jacqueline M. Carlson Barbara B. Nelson
Lois H. Constantine Frances Patsiga
Mildred Donth Rita M. Schmidt
B.J. Gaynor Vivian Stanley