"Milestones" - Works of Thelma Appel
The exhibit features acrylic and oil and oil on canvas paintings and collage studies of the work of Waterbury artist Thelma Appel.
This collection of work represents a spiritual and personal experience for Appel, created during a process of grief, leading her to contemplate the universal milestones in people’s lives. The mysticism studies of the Kabballah (“that which is received”) and its influence on the Tarot is interpreted through the artwork in the artist’s personal style.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Appel lived in Asia and Europe before becoming a United States citizen in 1975. She was educated at Hornsey College of Art and St. Martins School of Art, London.
She has exhibited widely throughout New England and New York. Her solo work has been featured in The Fischbach Gallery, NYC, The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, and Bennington College in Bennington, VT. Her work in public collections included The Vermont State Legislature, the Chase Manhattan Collection, NYC, and the Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA. Her works are also in The Police Academy Museum, NYC, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, The Walker Museum, Minneapolis, MN, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, AT&T Corporation, NY and NJ, and other important collections.
Appel was in Who’s Who in American Art from 1981-2015. She received a Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Saratoga, NY, a Milllay Residency in Austerlitz, NY, and the State of Vermont Purchase Award, State Legislature, Montpelier, VT as well as private and corporate commissions.
The public is invited to an artist’s lecture by Ms. Appel on September 16 at 3:30 pm. A reception will follow.
The exhibit runs through Dec. 9. The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.