Pop-Up Shopping at Guilford Art Center, SongStrong5k, Kids Summer Catalog, Craft Expo is Back!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Back by popular demand, Guilford Art Center’s exciting Summer Shopping Pop-Up Series features fine craft artisans in an array of media, including ceramics, jewelry, wood, leather glass, fiber soap, candles and more! Pop-up events will be held on the Guilford Art Center campus on Saturdays, May 28, June 25 and July 30, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free and open to the community.

MAY 28
Kate Stephen Jewelry
Carrie Whelan Designs (Jewelry)
Anne Marie Papineau (Painted Glass)
Touchwood Designs/Charlie Ritrovato (Woodworking)
Still Waters USA (Seaglass)
Elm City Botanicals (Soaps)
Carol Stanland (Fiber)
Barbara Hernandez (Mixed Media)

JUNE 25
Mountain Tree Studios (Jewelry)
Susan Roberts (Jewelry)
Stacey Burwell (Leather)
Andy Teran (Wood)
Maira Wickert (Ceramics)

JULY 30
Lauren Mullaney (Jewelry)
Agnes Whitten (Candles)
Strange Charm Glass (Glass)
Clay Story CT (Ceramics)
Natalie Gandolfo (Jewelry)
Foxglove Soap Co. (Soap)



Guilford Art Center is proud to support the #SongStrong5k race in Guilford on Saturday, June 4

The race celebrates the life of Guilford’s Ethan Song who passed away in January 2018 at the age of 15. All proceeds go to the Ethan Miller Song Foundation, a non-profit that develops and supports Ethan’s causes and programs that keep kids safe.

The course begins at the Guilford fairgrounds and winds along the beautiful shoreline and through historic Guilford. This event is perfect for runners, walkers, adults and kids – it is family friendly and appropriate for all abilities. Can’t make the event but still want to support? You can be a sponsor or donor!

CLICK HERE to for more info and to register as a participant or supporter. Hope to see you there!



IN THE GALLERY

The “New Currents” exhibition features works by Gallery One artists and celebrates the role of art in navigating the currents of life. Connecticut-based Gallery One represents a diverse group of established artists whose works reflect different artistic traditions. On View at the Guilford Art Center from May 13 – June 5, 2022. Open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Entry is free & open to the community.



REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER

Upcoming Workshops in May

ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 21, 10:00am-2:30pm
Instructor: Shilo Ratner
Play and embrace paint from a place of no judgement. We will focus on experimenting with abstract painting, exploring color theory, color mixing, brush techniques, paint handling, layering and composition.

EXPRESSIVE COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Dolores Marchese
Follow a natural process of layering and juxtaposing papers, photos, illustrations and drawing materials to create a piece rich with images and designs. Students may also bring their own materials for more personal expression.

LAMP WORKED GLASS BEADS WORKSHOP
Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena
Students will learn to use a torch to melt glass rods, creating personalized colorful beads. Many decorating techniques will be demonstrated, including enamels, metal foils, flowers and more.

TRY YOUR HAND AT PAINTING & DRAWING WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 28, 10:00am-1:30pm
Instructor: Scott Paterson
This workshop is geared towards the “absolute adult beginner” to learn the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive environment. Learn about basic techniques, materials and approaches to working creatively in two dimensions.

FLOWER POT CREATIONS WORKSHOP (ages 6+)
Saturday, May 28, 10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Betsy Chichester
While creating their own flower pot for the garden children will have fun with terra cotta clay. Learn about hand building and decorate the outside, attaching clay coils, flowers, faces, animals or whatever they can imagine.
more information & registration

Spring Semester Runs Through June. There are lots of workshops and classes running through June as part of the spring semester. Click here to check out all the offerings for adults, teens and youth in our online catalog.



IN THE SHOP

New! Bold graphics adorn handmade pottery from GAC resident potter Nicole Ginsburg. Shop 7 days a week. Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Connecticut’s Premier Outdoor Juried Show of American Craft
FRI, SAT, & SUN – JULY 15, 16 & 17
Friday, July 15 from 11:00AM-7:30PM
Saturday, July 16 from 10:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, July 17 from 12:00-5:00PM
(Rain or Shine)
ON THE GUILFORD GREEN IN GUILFORD, CT