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GAC Limited Edition Tees!

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FREE WITH $50 DONATION Additional T-Shirts are $25.00 Each Help Support Guilford Art Center! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Guilford Art Center through a donation of $50 and receive a limited edition 50th anniversary t-shirt. Your donation will help Guilford Art Center extend its mission to the community and support the process and product of…

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Art & Craft Beer Fundraiser

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Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews at Guilford Art Center’s ART & CRAFT BEER FUNDRAISER, scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 6-8:30 pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from area breweries, including 30 Mile Brewery, Black Hog Brewing Company, Stony Creek Brewery, and Thimble Island Brewing…

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Faculty + Student Exhibition in Honor of 50 Years

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New creations by faculty members and students at Guilford Art Center will be featured in the FACULTY & STUDENT EXHIBITION, in Honor of 50 Years, on view in the Center’s gallery February 3 – March 5, 2017. The exhibition will highlight recent work in all media by faculty members and adult students who have taught…

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Open Arts Day: January 8

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to the 6th annual Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 8, 1-3pm. This event is free and open to the community. The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects. Visitors are invited to…

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Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays

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Come to the Guilford Art Center’s Artistry shopping event to find the most unique and beautiful gifts, all handmade by American artisans.  Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays, will take place November 3, 2016 through January 8, 2017. One-of-a-kind, handmade crafts by more than 200 artists from across America will be featured, including ceramics,…

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Annual Membership Meeting

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Guilford Art Center will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 8-9:30am. The meeting will entail voting by the Board of Directors on the proposed nominations for the 2016-2017 officers. The slate will be presented at the meeting. Guilford Art Center members are permitted to propose candidates, from among current board members, to…

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2016 Annual Appeal

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Guilford Art Center announces its 2016 Annual Appeal, an annual fundraising effort to support the GAC’s mission of “Creating Art & Community.” The public is invited to support the Annual Appeal through monetary donations, which can be made online (click here) or directly to the GAC office via mail or in person. Guilford Art Center…

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ONEHOPE Wine Tasting Fundraiser in Artistry Holiday Shop

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The public is invited to a free wine tasting event at Guilford Art Center on Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm. Select wines from ONEHOPE will be offered in the Artistry Holiday Shop; a portion of proceeds of all wine sold will benefit Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Shoppers will enjoy sampling a variety…

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Winter Semester Registration Open!

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Classes & Workshops Begin January 2017 New classes include lots of photography options, fly tying and a Haiku writing workshop for adults; new kids workshops include mud painting (how fun is that?!) and water bottle art! Click here to see all class listings for adults and children. Printed catalogs should be in your mailbox soon….

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ARTISTRY: Candy, Cake & Cocktail Party

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Celebrate “Sweet” Holiday Shopping November 17, 5-8 pm The public is invited to a free event at Guilford Art Center called “Candy, Cake & Cocktails” on Thursday, Nov 17, 5-8 pm. Shoppers will enjoy sweets and festive cocktails while shopping for holiday gifts in the Guilford Art Center’s holiday Artistry shop. Artistry: American Craft Shopping…

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“Picture Yourself at GAC” Week

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Observe Classes for Free during “Picture Yourself at GAC” Week Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for FREE during the week of Monday, November 7 – Saturday, November 12, 2016. The public is invited to see the studios, meet instructors and fellow students,…

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Fourth Annual SOUP FOR GOOD

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The 4th Annual “Soup for Good” Fundraiser at Guilford Art Center benefits GAC and the Community Dining Room, Sunday, November 13, 2016 Enjoy a warm, soup supper while supporting two great shoreline organizations –Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room–at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 13, 4:30-7:00 pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Fashion & Accessories Event

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Designer Circus Pop-Up Shopping Event Friday, October 7, 10am-6pm Saturday, October 8, 10am-6pm Sunday, October 9, 11am-3pm Admission is free. Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Friday, October…

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Registration Open for Fall Semester!

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Registration is now open for Fall 2016 classes at Guilford Art Center. Classes and workshops are available for children, teens and adults in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Metals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Weaving and more. New or seasonally-offered classes include a “Sweater Chop Shop;” Encaustic Workshop; Intro to Carbon Steel Jewelry (in the forge); Mixed…

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Shoreline ArtsTrail Announces New Members

The Shoreline ArtsTrail is proud to announce five new member artists, and four returning artists. Stony Creek painter Laura Barr; Branford painter Lisa DeFilippo; Guilford artist (prints, etchings and drawing) Robert Morris; Guilford artist (handmade paper) Chris Penry; and Branford artist (fiber and textiles) Pamela Welch have joined the group of approximately 40 member artists…

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Jasmine Gonzalez, Resident Potter, Featured in Gallery

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Works on View are Culmination of Ceramics Residency Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of the ceramic works of Jasmine Gonzalez, the Center’s Resident Potter since January, 2015. The exhibition is on view in the gallery August 12-September 4, 2016, with a closing reception on Thursday, September 1, 5-7pm. Gonzalez creates a…

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Free Bus Service from Guilford Middle & High Schools!

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Guilford Middle School and High School-aged students, take the school bus directly to your after-school class at Guilford Art Center! Just check with your school office; middle-schoolers need a note of permission. Parents Note: Students are welcome to keep themselves quietly occupied in a classroom or the lobby until class starts. This is not a…

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Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition entitled “Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition” from June 17 – July 31 in the gallery at Guilford Art Center. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 17 from 5-7 pm. This exhibition explores the continuing vitality of this simplest, most ancient, and most…

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Video: Behind the Scenes at Craft Expo

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Claudia Mathison, GAC Instructor & Craft Camille Benjamin, Craft Expo Artist Butterfield Pottery (Dave & Susan Butterfield), Craft Expo Artist Phyllis Quinn, Craft Expo Patron Peggy Russell, Craft Expo Volunteer Videography by Shannon Gale of Visual Clarity

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Picture Yourself at GAC: Observe Classes for Free

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Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for FREE during the week of Monday, May 23 – Saturday, May 28, 2016. The public is invited to see the studios, meet instructors and fellow students, and experience the class environment at GAC. Classes are offered…

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High School Invitational Exhibition

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Guilford Art Center announces its High School Invitational Exhibition from May 19-June 5 at the Guilford Art Center gallery. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 19 from 5-7pm. This exhibition celebrates the creativity of young artists in all media. It features work from high school students around the Connecticut shoreline. “There is a wealth…

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Black and White Gala: June 3

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Black & White Gala event on Friday, June 3 at 6:30 pm at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford, CT. This year’s theme will be to celebrate the latest craze – adult coloring books! Guests will be treated to signature cocktails, three-course dinner, dancing…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Fashion & Accessories Event

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Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Friday, October 7 from 10am – 6pm, Saturday, October 8 from 10am – 6pm & Sunday, October 9, 11 am – 3…

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IMAGES 2016 – 35th Annual Juried Photography Competition & Exhibition

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The Shoreline Arts Alliance will be accepting submissions for the 35th annual IMAGES photography competition and exhibition, March 11, 12, and 13 at the Mill Gallery of the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT. IMAGES 2016 celebrates the art of photography in its many aspects, formats and technologies and encourages excellence among photographic…

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In the Gallery: The Artists of Gallery One and Friends

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The Artists of Gallery One and Friends April 22 – May 15, 2016 Gallery One, a cooperative of mid-career artists working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works on paper, will exhibit at the Guilford Art Center’s Mill Gallery, from April 22 through May 15,…

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Call for Submissions: Bowls – A National Juried Exhibition

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Bowls – A National Juried Exhibition Exhibit Dates: June 17-July 31, 2016 Bowls: common, open-top containers, dishes or basins, often round and rather deep, used in many cultures chiefly for holding liquids and food. One of the simplest, most ancient, and most elemental forms. Bowls have been created and recreated by artists and artisans through…

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Picture Yourself at GAC

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Public invited to visit any GAC class for free during week of February 22 – 27, 2016 Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for FREE during the week of Monday, February 22 – Saturday, February 27. The public is invited to see the…

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Call to Artists: Shoreline ArtsTrail 2016

The Shoreline ArtsTrail, in collaboration with Guilford Art Center, announces its 15th Annual Open Studios Weekend on November 19 and 20, 2016. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists working in media such as…

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“Connecticut Blacksmiths” Exhibition

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Connecticut Blacksmiths, an exhibition of works created by Connecticut-based blacksmiths and Guilford Art Center forge instructors and students. Works displayed will range from swords and knives to early-American hardware. The exhibit will be on view February 26 – March 10, 2016 at Guilford Art Center. The exhibition celebrates…

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“Art & Craft Beer” Fundraiser

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Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews at Guilford Art Center’s Art & Craft Beer event, scheduled for Friday, March 4 from 6-8:30 pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from area breweries, including DuVig, Stony Creek, Thimble Islands and Two Roads. There will be bar food and…

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“Local Color: Connecticut Stories” Quilt Exhibit

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  Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color: Connecticut Stories, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region. The exhibit celebrates the concept of narrative as construed by Connecticut artists. The exhibit will be on view February 5 – 21, 2016…

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Instructor Profile: Claudia Mathison

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Claudia Mathison Youth Classes What inspires you? I find inspiration everywhere…in nature’s natural patterns and designs, graphic visuals in a big city, in small galleries and museums. If you could try a different art medium, what would it be? Lately I’ve been drawn to ceramics and would love to spend time “getting messy” experimenting with…

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FREE Open Arts Day at Guilford Art Center

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to the fourth annual, FREE Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 3, 2016, 1-3pm. The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects. Visitors are invited to try out an art form (or two!…

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Student Profile: Nancy Judd

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Class: “Painting Studio” Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm with Instructor Julia Rogoff Nancy, a Branford resident, attended the Paier College of Art in Hamden. Always involved in illustration and design, she now works in oils since taking classes at Guilford Art Center. She loves the laid-back atmosphere of GAC. “It’s a wonderful place to paint. You don’t…

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Registration Open for Winter Semester

Registration is now open for Winter 2016 classes at Guilford Art Center. The new semester begins January 11 and runs through March 4. Classes and workshops are available for children, teens and adults in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Metals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Weaving and more. New or seasonally-offered classes include an animation workshop and…

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Jewelry and Champagne at Artistry

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Sparkling Highlight of Holiday Season Jewelry and Champagne at Artistry, Guilford Art Center’s annual celebration of jewelry and accessories made by American artists, will take place Thursday, December 3, from 5pm to 8pm. One-of-a-kind pieces by more than 85 jewelers from throughout the United States will be specially featured for the event, which is a…

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Shoreline ArtsTrail: 2015 Open Studios Weekend

It’s handmade! It’s art! And it’s local! As a matter of fact, the Shoreline Arts Trail’s 14th annual Open Studios Weekend happens right in your backyard—at 31 studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, Connecticut. Held Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, the ArtsTrail is supported by 39 shoreline artists and 12 local business sponsors,…

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Friday Nights at Artistry

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Friday Nights at Artistry: Celebrate the Holidays with Evening Gatherings at Guilford Art Center November 13 & 20 • December 4 & 11 • 5:30-8pm Join Guilford Art Center for a series of evening creative social gatherings to celebrate the holidays, Friday Nights at Artistry, during the months of November and December. Drop in and…

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Profile: DeeDee Hakun

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She’s setting up Artistry…and the gallery…she’s a former board member…sculptor…and a ceramic studio apprenctice too! If you’ve spent any time at GAC, then it’s likely you’ve seen DeeDee with either clay or a drill in her hands! She currently serves as a ceramic studio apprentice, as well as a true “behind-the-scenes” force in getting Artistry…

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3rd Annual “Soup for Good” Fundraiser

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3rd Annual “Soup for Good” Fundraiser at Guilford Art Center benefits GAC and the Community Dining Room, Sunday, November 15, 2015 Enjoy a warm, soup supper while supporting two great shoreline organizations–Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room–at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 15, 4:30-6:30pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to the…

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Student Profile: Julia Joslin

Julia Joslin (and Rocky!) Class: “Painting Studio” Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:30am with Instructor Julia Rogoff Julia is originally from Westerly, RI. After taking her first painting class with GAC instructor Julia Rogoff, she fell in love with the shoreline as well as the art scene at GAC and moved to Guilford. Art is a…

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“Picture Yourself at GAC” Week

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Public invited to visit any GAC class for free during week of November 2-7, 2015 Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for FREE during the week of Monday, Nov 2 – Saturday, Nov 7. The public is invited to see the studios, meet…

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Instructor Profile: David Frank

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David Frank Class: “Expressions in Clay” Tuesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm What inspires you? Architecture, previous work that I’ve done or seen, forms that are meaningful. If you could try a different art medium, what would it be?  I’d like to spin metal and learn to bend shapes on a lathe. I’m also trying a painting class…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Fall Fashion & Accessories Event

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Fall Fashion & Accessories Event Returns to Guilford Art Center Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford for the fall and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the Gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October…

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Student Profile: Mike Baldetti

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CLASS: Painting Studio Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30am with Instructor Julia Rogoff Mike Baldetti is a Connecticut native but found himself in California for the past 40 years. Since returning to Connecticut, he enrolled at GAC in his second painting class (his first class was in Junior College!). Mike loves the creative process and enjoys painting,…

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Public Reception & Exhibit Planned for “Forged in Fire” Winners

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Guilford Art Center will hold a reception and temporary display of works by its GAC blacksmith instructors and “Forged in Fire” winners, Mace Vitale and Matt Parkinson, on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5-7pm. This event will celebrate their victories on the new History Channel series, as well as provide the public a chance to…

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Faculty Profile: Emma Ballachino

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Emma is an Old Lyme native and is studying Art Education at MA College of Art & Design. This is her third summer working for GAC coordinating the youth program. What’s your favorite thing about working with children? Watching children make art is so inspiring to me. They are so free in the way they…

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Guilford Art Center Instructors Win “Forged in Fire” Competition on the History Channel

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Guilford Art Center is very proud to announce that two of its Blacksmithing instructors – Mace Vitale and Matt Parkinson – were winners on a new series on the History Channel, Forged in Fire. GAC instructor and forge manager Vitale won the series finale episode on August 10; Parkinson, a frequent visiting instructor, won the…

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Students Showcase Work At Guilford Art Center

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New creations by students at Guilford Art Center will be featured in the Student Exhibit in the Center’s gallery, July 31-September 6, 2015. The show will highlight recent work in all media by students who have taken classes or workshops at the Center in the past two years. Works by both adult and youth program…

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Conversation in the Gallery on “Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks”

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to host a conversation in the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, on Saturday, July 11, 1pm. The event is free and open to the public. Sequoia Miller, doctoral student in the History of Art at Yale University, and Hayne Bayless, exhibition juror, will discuss…

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Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks Exhibit

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EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 19 Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, a juried exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists. The show will be on view in the Center’s Mill Gallery from May 15-July 19, 2015. The public is welcome to view the exhibit at a free opening…

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The Artists of Gallery One and Friends

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On View from April 24 – May 9, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Closing Reception and Artists Talks: Saturday, May 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gallery One, a cooperative of mid-career artists working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works…

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Black and White Gala Event

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Come celebrate art in your community! The Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Black & White Gala event on Friday, May 8 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford, CT. Inspired by Truman Capote’s iconic “Party of the Century” at the Plaza Hotel in…

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Teen learns blacksmith trade from Iron Age, forging a trade at Guilford Art Center

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By Sarah Page Kyrcz, Shoreline Times Photo by Catherine Avalone, New Haven Register Ben Cohen’s blackened hands, resting near the red-hot coal forge in the Guilford Art Center blacksmithing shop, are just one visible example of his commitment to this ancient art. “A desire, a desire to do something with your hands,” is what it…

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GAC Selects Talented Gonzalez as Resident Potter

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by Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, Shore Publishing With talent and promise in her hands, Jasmine Gonzalez is happy and excited have been selected as the first Resident Potter for Guilford Art Center’s (GAC) newly-launched residency program. Fresh from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School (BFA 2014, major in Ceramics and Sculpture; minor in…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Fashion & Accessories Event

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Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Friday, April 17 from 10am – 8pm and Saturday, April 17 from 10am – 4pm. Designers Circus is an “under-the-radar” sale,…

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FRIDAY NIGHTS: Art, Wine & Workshops

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The Guilford Art Center offers the opportunity to socialize, enjoy art or learn a craft at Art, Wine & Workshops on Friday evenings. Friday Nights in the Gallery – Visitors can savor wine and snacks, view the latest Gallery exhibit, meet interesting people, and enjoy evening hours in our shop of handmade American craft. Friday…

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Faculty Art Work Featured in Exhibition

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibit of works in all media by its faculty artists. The Faculty Exhibition will take place in the Center’s Gallery February 6-March 8, 2015. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase works created by our own faculty members in our own gallery,” says Executive Director Maureen…

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The Art of the Cocktail, a Great Annual Winter Party

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Join Guilford Art Center for its fourth annual cocktail party fundraiser, The Art of the Cocktail, Thursday, February 26, 6-9 pm, celebrating creative mixology and fine art, this year with a “Winter Wonderland” theme. For this event, Helen Blanchard, bar manager of Moxie in Madison and Jared Schulefand, owner of Home in Branford, will mix…

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Shoreline ArtsTrail 2015 Call to Artists

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The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 14th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 21 and 22, 2015. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists with media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry,…

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FREE Open Arts Day

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Sunday, January 4, 1-3pm Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to a FREE Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 4, 1-3pm. The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects. Visitors are invited to try out an art form (or…

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“Jewelry and Champagne” is Sparkling Highlight of Holiday Season

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Jewelry and Champagne, Guilford Art Center’s annual celebration of handmade bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more, will take place Thursday, December 4, from 5pm to 8pm. One-of-a-kind pieces by more than 85 jewelers from throughout the United States will be specially featured for the event, which is a highlight of the Center’s seasonal event Artistry: American…

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Shoreline ArtsTrail 2014: What are you doing THIS weekend?

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Open Studios Weekend, November 22-23, 2014 What are you doing the weekend of November 22 and 23? Visit the private studios of 42 local artists during the Shoreline Arts Trail’s 2014 Open Studios Weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm along the Connecticut Shoreline, with simultaneous gallery events at Friend and Company (Madison), and…

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Call for Submissions: Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks

Pourable containers of all kinds are traditional objects in virtually all cultures and through the ages, used for hospitality, functional and ritualistic purposes. They have been created and recreated by artists and artisans throughout history and in many media, as objects variously or simultaneously functional, sculptural, decorative, utilitarian, and more. The Teapots, Vessels, Flagons &…

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Second Annual “Soup for Good” Fundraiser

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Benefits GAC and the Community Dining Room Sunday, November 16, 2014 Sign up now! Enjoy a warm, soup supper while supporting two great shoreline organizations—Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room—at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 16, 4:30-6:30pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to the Art Center school to enjoy a bowl…

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Scholarships Available for Classes and Workshops

Financial aid for GUILFORD ART CENTER classes and workshops is available. Awards are based on need and interest and are most often partial scholarships, to enable as many students as possible to participate. Scholarship forms are available from the Art Center office and can be downloaded here. For more information contact GUILFORD ART CENTER at…

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Guilford Art League’s 67th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce the Guilford Art League’s 67th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale, on view in the gallery at Guilford Art Center from September 15 through October 4, 2014. The show will feature original paintings, drawings, mixed-media, printmaking and sculpture. Opening reception will be held on Friday, September 19, 6-8pm. 1st…

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Process to Painting: 4 Artists

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Process to Painting: 4 Artists, on view in the gallery August 1-September 7, 2014. The exhibit features works in a range of media by Lady McCrady, Larry Morelli, Lenny Moskowitz and Robert Reynolds that reveal various processes and evolutions of a visual idea, from studies and sketches to…

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“Soulcology In Metal” Exhibit

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Soulcology: An Exhibition in Metal, a national, juried exhibition of a wide variety of works by contemporary metal artists. The exhibit will be on view June 6-July 26, 2014. Organized by GAC metalsmithing and jewelrymaking instructor Lanette Barber, Soulcology will display a broad spectrum of the many works…

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FREE Youth Program Open Arts Day

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to a FREE Youth Program Open Arts Day on Sunday, May 4, 1-3pm. The Art Center’s Youth Program offers hands-on opportunities for kids to explore and excel at the fine arts and express all of their creativity. During the summer, the Center offers a 9-week…

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Shoreline House Tour Offers Glimpse of Beautiful Homes

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Please note: We regret that two modernist homes in the Old Quarry neighborhood of Guilford had to withdraw from the House Tour at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for any disappointment this may cause and hope you will enjoy visiting the other 12 houses on the tour. Join Guilford Art Center…

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Photography Auction Event at IMAGES 2014

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Shoreline Arts Alliance is excited to announce a new event held in conjunction with the 33rd annual IMAGES Photography competition and exhibition. Some of our alumni photographers of the IMAGES program have donated photographs for a special auction evening preceding the opening of the IMAGES 2014 exhibition. On Friday night, April 4 beginning at 6pm…

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Summer Youth Program Registration Now Open

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Guilford Art Center announces its 9-week 2014 summer youth program, June 23-August 22. Summer youth classes are designed for students ages 3 1/2 to 12, and offer all sorts of art experiences, from painting and drawing to ceramics, mixed media and more, and on topics from Animals to Architecture to Princesses to Digital Photography and…

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Paper-Making Workshop

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Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. Learn all about this fascinating process in the Joomchi & Beyond Workshop at Guilford Art Center on Saturday-Sunday March 15-16, 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Instuctor Jiyoung Chung will present the history, practice and role of Joomchi in Korean…

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“Local Color” Quilt Exhibit Opens February 7th

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Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. The exhibit will be on view February 7-March 16, 2014. Local Color features fiber art works depicting and interpreting…

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Art of the Cocktail, a Great Annual Winter Party

Join Guilford Art Center for its third annual cocktail party fundraiser, The Art of the Cocktail, Thursday, February 27, 6-9PM, celebrating creative mixology and fine art, this year with a 1970s theme. For this event, local bartenders will be concocting imaginative cocktails for guests to savor while they enjoy ’70s-inspired finger food, music, and a…

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Spoon Carving Workshop

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Create your own hand-carved wooden spoon in a Spoon Carving Workshop at Guilford Art Center, Saturday-Sunday January 25-26, 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Instructor Reinaldo Cruz III will instruct students of all levels in a complete, non-electric technique for carving a functional spoon. Using no power tools at all, students will learn safety and finishing techniques for…

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FREE! Open Arts Day

Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to a FREE Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 5, 1-3pm. The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects.  Visitors are invited to try out an art form (or two! or three!) they…

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Stoddard Family Foundation Donation

The Guilford Art Center has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Stoddard Family Foundation, which will be used to support its school, gallery, and educational outreach programs. Donor contributions are vital to the Center to, continue to provide its many programs, says executive director Maureen Belden. “We are thrilled and grateful to have…

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