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Call for Healthcare Workers/Artists, Summer Youth & Adult Classes Kick Off, Craft Expo July 15-17

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Have you heard about our upcoming gallery exhibition featuring healthcare workers?

It’s called “In Good Hands: Healthcare Workers Make Art.” We’re inviting healthcare workers who enjoy making any type of art, and have especially appreciated the process during the pandemic, to show their work.

We’ve been spreading the word directly to health care providers about participating in this unique exhibition. We can also use your help — as patients, friends, colleagues — to encourage participation! If you know of a healthcare provider who makes art, please encourage them to be a part of this show. Thank you!

IN GOOD HANDS: HEALTHCARE WORKERS MAKE ART
August 10 – September 4, 2022
Artwork Drop-Off July 25-29

Healthcare workers who enjoy making art are invited to submit one piece to Guilford Art Center’s gallery exhibition. Works in all media—painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, mixed media and more—are welcome.

In Good Hands will demonstrate how art helps with strength, resilience, and healing. Especially since the pandemic, people are turning toward the arts for these benefits. How has art helped healthcare workers, in particular, who are bearing an increased toll? How do their abilities to observe creatively in their jobs translate to their art? How do they engage with art’s joyful, therapeutic benefits? This exhibition will celebrate some of these answers through the art of these heralded community members. (More Information)


NOW IN THE GALLERY

Ceramics Biennial 2022: A National Juried Exhibition
June 17 – July 31

This exhibition present contemporary works in clay, both functional and non-functional by American artists from across the nation. It represents a fascinating overview of the variety of ways ceramic artists further craft traditions, explore innovative approaches, and utilize this ancient medium for creating new works.

The Gallery is open 7 days a week.
Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.
Entry is free & open to the community.


SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM UNDERWAY

Our campus is filled with the sounds of young artists at work embracing their creative spirits! The youth program continues through the summer and is organized by weekly sessions. Sign up for one weekly session, or multiples. You can choose from half day or full day. And there are lots of options for types of classes for your child to explore. See all of the weekly schedules in the catalog here. You can read the info and then link directly to register for the class. Questions? Call us at (203) 453-5947 or email info@guilfordartcenter.org.


REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Kids aren’t the only ones getting creative this summer at GAC! We have a full summer of workshops and classes for adults. Many classes started (or start) this week, so don’t delay in looking through the offerings. Workshops will continue throughout the summer.


IN THE SHOP

New earrings in mixed metals and resins to complement stylish summer outfits. Shop 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm. GAC members receive 10% off all purchases


CRAFT EXPO IS BACK! JULY 15-17 ON THE GUILFORD GREEN

We are seeking general helpers for Guilford Craft Expo 2022 Helpers perform a variety of tasks in setting up through break down (Wednesday, July 13-Sunday, July 15), with varying shifts from 7am through 9pm. Helpers are required to work outside in all kinds of weather. Duties include, but are not limited to, lifting, loading and delivering supplies and materials, hanging signage, preparing tent flaps, overall cleanliness of the show, general assistance where needed. $15/hour. Contact Maureen Belden mbelden@guilfordartcenter.org if interested.


AND ONE MORE THING …

Thank you so much to the Guilford Newcomers for a generous donation in support of the GAC summer youth program scholarship fund. Darcy Turner, Newcomers member and one of our GAC supporters, helped spearhead the initiative to support financial aid for kids this summer. This support helps us share the joy and fulfillment of making art with children, with lifelong benefits for all. Thank you Guilford Newcomers!