Grzyb is a Connecticut abstract painter. He was born in Poland and attended the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow where he earned his master’s degree. He came to the United States in 1973 and has exhibited widely throughout the region. In 1983 he had his first one-person museum show, at the New Britain Museum of Art. He was included in the Mattatuck Museum’s Biennial in 2008 and returned to his native Poland for an exhibition of his large paintings at The National Museum in Przemysl in 2010. Grzyb exhibited at Real Artways in Hartford in 2011. He is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Greater Hartford Arts Council/New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship.
Tommy Simpson has worked in nearly every medium – woodworking, painting, printmaking, clay, woodcarving, bookmaking, jewelry and even prose. He earned a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1964. Simpson is a recipient of a number of awards, including: a NEA Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1978; the Fellow Award from the American Craft Council in New York City in 1997 and The Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. He has exhibited at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, New York, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the American Craft Museum in New York, New York and the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut.
Andrew Buck has been an active fine art photographer for four decades, approximately half of that time in a wheelchair. Buck studied architecture and fine art at Syracuse University. He was on the founding board of Light Work, a nationally recognized, nonprofit photography organization in Syracuse. An accident left him in a wheelchair and only very briefly discouraged his interest in photography. Buck works in series, for example making numerous 360-degree panoramas shot with a specialized rotating camera at the O.J. Thrall Farm (tobacco) in Windsor, Connecticut. His project Rockface was the result of a three-year examination of exposed and blasted rock created by mining and road development. Buck was awarded an Artist’s Resource Trust Grant in 2010 from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and a 1995 Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Grant. He exhibits throughout the Northeast.