‘Three Generations of Schnepf Art Works’ on Display at GCC Through March 31

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A new exhibit, “Three Generations of Schnepf Art Works,” is now on display at The Gallery of Art at Gateway Community College (GCC) through March 31.

The gallery, located in room 161 at the college’s Long Wharf campus at 60 Sargent Drive, is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The exhibit includes works of art by GCC Professor Chester H.E. Schnepf, who is chairman of the college’s Humanities Department, as well as works by his father Carlton H. Schnepf, his uncle August C. Schnepf, and his son Chester G.C. Schnepf. Some of the paintings are historical family portraits, including a relative who served in the Civil War, a portrait of Professor Schnepf’s uncle who died when he was 9 and a portrait of Professor Schnepf’s sister that his father began as a chalk work before she was born.

“The visual arts have always played a significant part in my family’s creative endeavors,” said Professor Schnepf. “Not all the Schnepfs are represented in this show, yet I hope there is enough variety of styles and themes to interest (visitors) in viewing their different work.”

Professor Schnepf has been a painter of acrylics for more than 30 years. He is the author of “The Sadness in Pine Needles Falling” and “The Protagonist Dilemma in the Works of E.A. Poe & J.S. LeFanu” and his poetry has appeared over the years in numerous anthologies.



GCC offers more than 85 associate degree and certificate programs and serves more than 11,000 credit and non-credit students each year. GCC is currently located on two campuses — at 60 Sargent Drive on Long Wharf in New Haven and at 88 Bassett Road in North Haven. Work began in the fall of 2009 on a new state-of-the art campus in downtown New Haven, which is slated to open in 2012 and is designed to the state’s first public building gold-certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

GCC serves students in 24 towns and cities in the greater New Haven area, including: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Clinton, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. For more information, visit www.gwcc.commnet.edu.