The Gallery at Three Rivers Presents ''Hopes for the Past, Memories of the Future''

Norwich, CT – Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Sandra Jeknavorian, Professor of Art and the Program Coordinator of Visual Fine Arts at Three Rivers Community College. “Hopes for the Past, Memories of the Future” is a series of drawings done in pastels and charcoal on Stonehenge paper and will run from Monday, October 8 through Friday, November 23 in The Gallery at Three Rivers with an opening reception to be held on Friday, October 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Inspirations for "Hopes for the Past, Memories of the Future" include life and death as well as the dualism of the body and the soul. René Descartes believed that the soul is the source of all intelligence and emotion while the body is merely a repository for the supreme workings of the soul, just “a machine that bleeds.” The temporary nature of the mortal body and the ethereal nature of the soul is explored in the context of life and death. Mystery, as well as perceptions of time and memory, is also examined in this series of drawings.
Sandra Jeknavorian was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Hartford Art School where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A visual artist, Sandra Jeknavorian has exhibited her work and curated shows throughout the East Coast, notably at Studio Soto in Boston, Massachusetts, and the D.C. Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Two of her paintings are part of the collection of the United States Federal Government, Department of the State and are installed at the United States Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Gallery at Three Rivers is located on the second floor above the main entrance.

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Three Rivers Community College is an accessible, affordable, and culturally diverse two-year college located in Norwich, Connecticut, with an off-campus instructional center at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Knowing that the educational goals of its students are as diverse as their backgrounds, Three Rivers provides a broad range of credit and non-credit liberal arts, sciences, nursing, engineering, manufacturing, career and technical courses.  The student population consists of more than 4,300 enrolled students each semester. To learn more about what Three Rivers has to offer, visit