What’s Coming Up!

One Source: Four Visions
August 17 – September 28
This exhibition features the artwork of Francelise Dawkins, Andre Rochester, Stephen J. Tyson, and Takeyce Walter. “The main intent of this exhibition,” says Stanwyck Cromwell, co-curator, “is to bring together 4 diverse artists whose art, styles and processes are different, but who share the same passion for creating artworks that are visually, intellectually and spiritually stimulating.” Here you’ll see colorful geometric patterns reflecting music and folktales from the African Diaspora, meditative textile collages, studies in form and color that bridge illustration and fine art, landscapes inspired by the countryside of upstate New York.
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Making faces with fabrics: Taught by Ed Johnetta Miller
Saturday, September 7 • 10:30am — 1:30pm
This three hour fun filled workshop will teach students how to render a face from fabric scraps from around the world. You will learn how to create freeform faces using Ed Johnettas’ creative techniques for layering color, textures, and shading. This workshop is open to all levels, and you will design art faces that are unique, original, exciting and allows your creativity to run wild. Class fee is $70 per person (this includes all materials) • Maximum is 20 students.

 

Self Preservation: An Artist Selfie
October 12 – November 23 • Join us in celebrating the works of over 50 distinguished Connecticut Artist!

Exhibition opens with a FREE public reception: Meet the artist’s- Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 5–7:00pm
“If you could leave one image of yourself for the rest of the world to judge you by, what would it be? Is their one picture that would sum you up? In the 21st century we make images of ourselves all the time, we are all self portraitist now.” Ego, The strange and Wonderful world.  Read more…

 

Free Film Friday • Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World
October 18 • 6-8pm

 

Little Artist program taught by Katherine Tolve • FREE
Thursday, October 17 • 11am-12:30pm. By creating a self-portrait, children learn who they are, how they want to present themselves and what’s important to them. Drawing a self-portrait is also excellent for teaching children that these personal ideas aren’t the same as what everyone thinks. Using the current show’s backdrop for discussion and inspiration little artist will enjoy story time and a craft that explores self-identity participants will develop, and will create their own masterpiece. All ages welcome!

 

Adult Portrait Workshop
October 20 • 12-4pm
Instructor Michelle Hawran will guide students step by step on how to paint their very own 9”x12” self-portrait. Cost is $70 per student and includes all materials. No experience required, Registration deadline October 16.

 

 

Artist Talk/Panel discussion • FREE
November 23 • 2-3:30pm • Select artist will discuss portraiture in the 21st century.

 

Kiss My Black Art; Black Lives Matter.
December 7 • Artist Joe Sam will be debuting a powerful and exciting body of work. Exhibit runs from December 7 through January 11.