Local Artist Celebrates Historic Heroe

Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT, July 11-22, 2011 - Jackson artist and illustrator, Joshua S. Brunet, is graduating with his MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. His thesis show is a series of eight paintings that celebrate the famous last ride of Casey Jones. Following his graduate show, Brunet plans to take his work to publishers as a 32-page children’s book.

“Josh Brunet has created a rare treasure with his book. He has combined his own magnificent illustrations with a very factual text. With his beautiful, realistic illustrations and a fascinating, true text, Mr. Brunet has presented a perfect way to introduce children to an American hero.”
- Norma Taylor, Historian, Casey Jones Museum

Joshua S. Brunet is married and has three young children. He currently lives in Oakfield, TN and is the Director of Communications at Englewood Baptist Church. He is also an adjunct instructor for a design class at Union University. He does freelance illustration work for The Jackson Symphony, Trinity Christian Academy, and LifeWay’s Mature Living Magazine. Brunet enjoys figurative painting as well as historic imagery.

About Hartford Art School, Low Residency MFA in Illustration. This prestigious program, which is offered through the University’s Hartford Art School (HAS), is designed for
illustrators/graphic designers looking to enhance their illustration skills, active professional illustrators seeking stimulation and an infusion of ideas, and those seeking an advanced degree for a career in education. Students work closely with leading illustrators in the only Low-Residency MFA program in the country (dedicated exclusively to illustration.)

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