March 6, 2023 Duc Tinh

Winsted, CT – Northwestern CT Community College is proud to announce that five of their art students were chosen to participate in the Community: Transfer Student Exhibition at Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in West Hartford.

Natalie Albanese, Darren Arias-Montesino, Daneisha Gomez-Ortiz, Kaylee Naumowicz, and Carol Pelizzari exhibited their work in the show that ran from February 9 through 15 in the Donald & Linda Silpe Gallery.

The annual show invites all twelve of the state’s community colleges’ art students to submit work for consideration. Students are required to submit a portfolio of ten pieces, as well as an essay, artist statement, and documented faculty support.

“As one of the smallest campuses, we are honored to have five students selected for this prestigious show,” said Art Professor Courtney Puckett. “The students selected from Northwestern, as well as the other community college campuses, represent the quality and dedication to their craft our students demonstrate.”

Albanese, Gomez-Ortiz, Naumowicz, and Pelizzari are second year students who plan to graduate this spring and transfer to continue their studies. Arias-Montesino is a first-year student who plans on continuing to study at Northwestern.

From left to right: Northwestern students Natalie Albanese, Darren Arias, Daneisha Gomez-Ortiz, and Kaylee Naumowicz
(not pictured: Carol Pelizzari)