T.M. Kaplita is Orchards artist for June

“"Swordsman and Sylph,"” by T.M. Kaplita.

“”Swordsman and Sylph,”” by T.M. Kaplita.

T.M. (Timo) Kaplita of Southington CT, will be exhibiting his paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards through June 30. The title of his show is “Narrative Vignettes: Real and Surreal.”

Kaplita always had a passion for art. Upon his graduation, his career focus was on architecture and graphics, though he still had a strong interest in art and art history. He participated in local art shows and patronized the plethora of art museums.

At 51, he suffered a debilitating stroke that left his entire right side paralyzed. He was right-handed. The desire for artistic expression drove him to develop his hand-eye coordination of his left side. His medium became color pencils and watercolor because he can work at a comfortable pace.

Most often, his artwork involves the figure, with references to art history. Kaplita has the entire span of art history to draw from—from the primal drives of Loscaux cave paintings through the statuesque ideals of Michelangelo to the cynicisms of Banksy.

The Gallery at The Orchards is located in the Community room on the second floor, at The Orchards. Please call The Orchards at (860) 628-5656 for available day and evening viewing hours.

For further information, please contact www.southingtonartsandcrafts.com or www.southingtonorchards.org.

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