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2 Events This Weekend in Gallery & Shop, Feb Break, Patchwork Project

Gallery Opening Reception – This Friday, Feb 9, 5-7pm

This stunning exhibit, Flora & Fauna, opens tomorrow and you don’t want to miss it! Come meet the artists and view their fiber art pieces; there are 32 works on the walls of the GAC Gallery. All 26 artists are members of the Connecticut Region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
For more information about the show, click here.

The opening reception is tomorrow from 5-7pm. It is free and open to the community.

Can’t make the opening reception? The show is up through March 3. Our gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Free entry. All are welcome.



Valentine Shopping Event this Saturday, 1-4pm
Adults Shop While the Kids Create!

Let us creatively entertain your kids while you shop at GAC on Saturday, Feb 10 from 1:00-4:00pm. We’ll have volunteers work with them in our shop lobby to create Valentine’s Day cards.

You are free to browse the GAC shop for Valentine’s gifts, and check out the new gallery exhibit, Flora & Fauna. No need to register; just drop in. Free for all.

All adults must remain on GAC premises.



Help Create The GAC Community Quilt on Feb. 23, 5-7pm

To coincide with the current Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibition in our gallery, GAC is inviting the community to participate in a group art project – The GAC Community Quilt.
Join us on Friday, February 23 from 5PM – 7PM with an open studio workshop in our school building, during which participants will decorate a poster-board square at creation stations (no sewing required!).

For the remainder of the weekend, visitors can stop by the gallery foyer during business hours to decorate a poster-board square and create with other community members. The squares will then be attached together, culminating in a community-made quilt which represents how all our lives and stories are woven together.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this project, or have any questions, please reach out to Ashley at



February Vacation Workshops for Kids


Monday, February 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Mold and carve your favorite animals and build a habitat where they can play, rest, eat and hide. You’ll use self-hardening clay, cardboard, papers, pipe cleaners, gems and more. Bring your imagination and a snack. Fee payable with tuition $10. Tuition $45; Members $40.50.


Tuesday, February 20, 9:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Using watercolor pencils and canvas students will draw from a still life and learn a new way of seeing the ordinary objects around them. Perspective, watercolor painting techniques, and proper materials will be discussed. Fee payable with tuition $10. Tuition $45; Members $40.50.



Summer Youth Camp Update

We are hard at work putting the finishing touches on all of our summer programming for kids and teens. You can see the online catalog and register beginning on March 27.

You can register for half or full day week-long session from June 17 – August 23; ages 5-12 years. There will also be programs for tweens and teens.