As the challenges of the past year have exacted an enormous toll, artistic practice and pursuit have proven a balm for many. Guilford Art Center plans a multi-media exhibit of faculty work, called “Keeping On,” on February 17 – March 27. This exhibition shares how GAC instructors have engaged with their art to help them “keep on” during this time of the pandemic, or even how they have struggled, or changed creatively. Featured works include ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber art, metals, and sculpture by members of our 50 person faculty.
“We are so excited to re-open our gallery doors this year”, says Maureen Belden, GAC Executive Director. “We had to cancel our exhibitions in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions, so it is encouraging to welcome the public back to the gallery with safety procedures in place. It’s so important that we can appreciate art in all its forms, especially the experience of seeing it in person. We are energized to launch this faculty show and plan to host more exhibits throughout the year for the entire community to enjoy.”
The GAC gallery is open Wednesday – Friday, 12:00-4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the community. Mask wearing and social distancing is required upon entry.
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947.
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work.