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Artists at June 5 Pop-Up, Register for Classes, Shop Ceramics

ARTIST LINEUP for Saturday, June 5 Pop-Up at GAC
10am-4pm; free admission
Annukka Ritalahti, Silver Street Glass
Cathy Cassar, Flirty Soap Co
David Frank, ceramics
Marsha Trattner, She-Weld, blacksmith
Ricky Boscarino, Luna Parc, jewelry & ceramics
Annukka Ritalahti, Silver Street Glass
Annukka Ritalahti has worked with glass since 1980, professionally since 1988. She had her shop and studio in Tampere, Finland until 2014. Her main public works are in Finland, but her art has found its way to private residences and art exhibitions around the world. Annukka has taught both hobby and professional students since 1988. Stained Glass, mosaics, painting, flame working, jewelry etc are in her range of techniques.

Cathy Cassar, Flirty Soap Co
Started by two sisters who are worried about the effects of chemicals on humans, the endless stream of plastic piling up in landfills and overflowing into the oceans, and the social/environmental costs of doing nothing to change the habits that are hurting humans and the Earth. Their all-natural liquid hand soap is a blissful blend of moisturizing oils, shea butter and aloe juice. It’s poured into eco-friendly glass bottles with labels you’ll fall in love with.

David Frank
David creates vessel form and functional pieces both thrown and hand-built in his shoreline studio. David holds a BA from Goddard College and studied at Wesleyan University. He teaches at Guilford Art Center, Creative Arts Workshop and Wesleyan Potters as well as in outreach programs in the Guilford and Madison school systems. Frank exhibits nationally.

Marsha Trattner, She-Weld, blacksmith
Marsha holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She teaches sculpture and metal working at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She also runs NYC’s only blacksmithing classes through her studio, She-Weld. Recent commissions include a banister for Designer Cynthia Rowley, litter baskets for the New York City Department of Sanitation, the bread display for Amy’s Bread, and the world’s first solar-powered chandelier, at Habana Outpost in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Ricky Boscarino, Luna Parc, ceramics & jewelry
Born into an artistic family dating back to the time of the Medici, Ricky Boscarino, aka: Ricky of Luna Parc, has continued the lineage of artistry and craftsmanship. His largest work in progress is his home and atelier Luna Parc, begun in 1989. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1982, Ricky continues to create whimsical, sophisticated work in a variety of media including metal, clay, glass, wood and cement.
Pop-Up shows will be held outside on the GAC campus on June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24 and Aug 7 (all Saturdays) from 10am-4pm.
Admission is free and open to the community. Rain or shine!

Register for Summer Classes & Workshops
The summer semester begins the week of June 21 for all youth and adult classes. Sign up now to secure your spot! Please know we’re following all state mandates. Your health and safety while on our campus is our top priority.

Financial Aid Forms Due June 11 – Prospective GAC students are encouraged to apply for financial aid if it will better enable them to enroll in classes. Aid is based on need and may be limited to classes that do not otherwise have full enrollment. Click here to download and print a financial aid form. For more information, please email

Work Due June 16-18 for GAC Student Exhibition
The student exhibition will take place in the gallery, June 25 – July 31. All students who have taken a GAC class between September 2019 and June 2021 are invited to participate. Work should be delivered to GAC June 16-18. Don’t be shy and share your work with our supportive creative community!
Click here for more information and submission form.

Glassblowing Studio Tour with Cedric Mitchell, June 18
Join GAC for an online studio tour on Friday, June 18, 7pm with Los Angeles-based glassblowing artist Cedric Mitchell. Mitchell will demonstrate his process in his “hot shop,” discuss his work, and answer questions about the techniques and artistry of this fascinating and captivating medium.
$10; Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

The Shop
Give the gift of form and function with beautiful ceramics.
The Shop is open Wed-Fri, 12-4pm; Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Now in the Gallery
The ARxT Exhibition, featuring the artists of Gallery One, is on view through June 12. Free and open to the public. Enjoy the quick video overview, but make sure you get to the gallery to see it in person!
The ARxT Exhibition featuring Gallery One artists at Guilford Art Center, May 15 - June 12, 2021

Last weekend!
Mary Beeman: Pet Portraits & More
Guilford’s Mary Beeman presents her beautiful and expressive watercolor pet and animal portraits and other images from May 5 – June 5, in the GAC Shop entry lobby.
Mary will share proceeds with GAC on any custom commission she receives during the course of her exhibition.
The lobby gallery is open Wednesday-Friday, 12-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission is free and open to the community.

Loom for Sale
Beautiful cherry Loomcraft loom for sale. 4 harness 46” weaving width (no bench) – currently at private home in Cheshire  Asking price $300. If interested, please email

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Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Eder Brothers · Page Hardware & Appliance · The Stone Agency
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · Kebabian’s ·
Ladd Capital Management · Monte Financial Group · Shoreline Financial Advisors ·
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty