Monday, March 21, 2022

Abstractions by Anne Marchand on view thru May 15

At Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Science Center

Abstractions: Anne Marchand, is opened to the public in the STEAM gallery of the SHU’s Discovery Science Center in Bridgeport, CT. The exhibition, which features bold, colorful, large-scale abstract paintings by renowned artist Anne Marchand, remains on display through May 15, 2022.

Inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope photographs, Anne Marchand’s work is an exploration of the surprisingly colorful and frequently fluid-like state of the universe. Her mixed media pieces combine texture, color, and negative space to convey the dichotomy between the chaos of entropy and cohesion of nature.

“Space, color and mystery are calling cards to begin the work of layering materials on canvas,” said Marchand. “Moving with both conscious and spontaneous actions, I combine themes of spirit and matter. My choice of materials conveys transparent layers and depth of meaning reflecting the mysteries of creation and destruction. The painting process is metaphor for patterns emerging in nature and from invisible forces. I am drawn to images that open the viewer to questions about personal experience, consciousness and transformation.”

The Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Science Center & Planetarium is an interactive science center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area families, schools, and other groups. 

Discovery Science Center & Planetarium is open to the public 7 days a week. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

For more information about Discovery visit or call (203) 416-3521.

4450 Park Avenue ● Bridgeport, CT 06604 ● 203.372.3521 ●

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