New Exhibit Opens Friday in the Gallery
Gallery One CT will present Light and Line from April 28 to May 21, with a reception planned for Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Light and Line exhibit features work by Gallery One artists who explore the interplay between light and line to create a visual dialogue with movement, color, and form. Connecticut based Gallery One represents a diverse group of established artists whose works reflect different artistic traditions. Exhibiting artists include Rosemary Cotnoir (Westbrook), Michael Fanelli (Clinton), Victor Filepp (New London), Karen Israel (West Hartford), Ann Knickerbocker (Old Saybrook), T. Willie Raney (Ivoryton), Diana Rogers (Clinton), Rick Silberberg (Ivoryton), and Jill Vaughn (Ivoryton) and guest artists: Judith Barbour Osborne (Chester), Sheila Kaczmarek (Guilford), and Brian McClear (West Hartford).
The gallery is free and open 7 days a week.
Book Signing Event this Saturday
Explore Connections of Art & Inspiration with Author of “The Art and Voice of Autism”
Meet Gina Uricchio, the author of The Art and Voice of Autism, at a book signing event at Guilford Art Center Gallery on Saturday, April 29 from 12:00-2:00pm. The Art and Voice of Autism is an interactive journal for families to connect art and inspiration with places to draw and create. This book offers a unique way of approaching family time with shared activities for every season. Described as “a family keepsake journal for treasured memories”, it is a visual memoir from a mother and daughter team of family experiences of living life on the Autistic spectrum.
In the Shop
New Jewelry from Susan Roberts. We have 3 cases full of new spring designs from Susan! The colors are gorgeous; feast your eyes on citrine, peridot, blue quartz, moonstone and pink tourmaline in necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
The Shop at Guilford Art Center
Open 7 days a week
Register for Spring & Summer Classes & Workshops
Spring Adult & Youth
There are so many creative experiences to explore this spring. Many classes are underway, but there are new workshops offered up every weekend. Make sure to look at the catalog and register quickly to reserve your spot. There are classes and workshops for adults, teens and youth. (See below for workshops coming up in the next week.)
Summer Youth Program
Registration is open for our 9 week summer program for kids 5-12 years, plus tween and teens. The summer session will run from June 19-August 18, Kids can explore painting, drawing, sewing, sculpture, pottery, metals, cartooning, and so much more.
It’s time for some spring cleaning in the Shop!
We’re holding a big outdoor sale on selected items from The Shop on May 5-7. A large selection of items will be marked down from 30-40%*. It’s a perfect time to shop for all the gifts you need … think weddings, birthdays, graduation, hosting gifts. Sale hours: May 5&6, 10am-4pm; May 7 12-4pm. *cannot be combined with other discounts
Workshops this Weekend
Need some weekend plans? Try one of these workshops!
Saturday, 4/29 Try Your Hand at Painting and Drawing Workshop. 10am-4:30pm
This workshop is geared towards the “absolute adult beginner” to come learn the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive, judgement-free session. Spend the morning in the GAC studios and learn about basic techniques, materials and approaches to working creatively in two dimensions.
Saturday 4/29 Measuring Spoons Workshop 10am-4pm
Make your own set of measuring spoons that you can use for cooking/baking.
Sunday 4/30 Working with Gold Workshop 10am-4pm
This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to step up their bench working skills and expand their metal palette to conquer the fear of gold.
Upcoming Youth Class
4 Thursdays beginning May 4, 4:00-6:00pm
Explore your creativity in three dimensions. Using wire, bend it into all types of forms, human, animal, and abstract. Create mobiles or stabiles like the famous sculptor, Alexander Calder. Each week the instructor will suggest subject matter and help each student work with the wire.