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Spring Classes Start Next Week, Faculty Exhibition Ends 3/27, New Jewelry in Shop


Classes Start Next Week!

Here comes spring semester! Many classes begin next week, so make sure to register asap. Some classes have filled but there are plenty of openings in blacksmithing, beading, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, calligraphy, fiber arts and more.

For the Spring, we continue our hybrid program (on-campus and online), with the same safety protocols in place. At this time class sizes continue to be limited, however, we are looking forward to the not-distant future when we can open up classes a bit more. 

Last Week! GAC Faculty Exhibition in the Gallery
Guilford Poets Guild & GAC Faculty: Ekphrastic Poetry
Poets and artists alike have been “Keeping On” during the pandemic. Proof can be seen at the Guilford Art Center’s Faculty Exhibit (it’s the LAST WEEK in the gallery!) and its accompanying series of poems written by members of the Guilford Poets Guild — both on view through March 27. The exhibit and poems share how GAC instructors and GPG poets have engaged with their creativity to help them “keep on” during this time of the pandemic.

There are six
some of cedar or
perhaps of spruce
Six stand upon a hill
along a border
or in a valley
…..Or perhaps they take a walk
Six for shelter
Six for shade
Six for safety
And six for social
…..for camaraderie
Six in a family
Six in three couples
Six in a story
…..How mysterious is theirs?
These six are salient
serene and steady
perhaps in prayer
Perhaps in song
…..or in a dance
Six souls meeting
in 2020. masked
safe distanced
Six selves strong
strolling yet
frozen in time
Poem by Elizabeth Possidente. Artwork: Group Gathering by Linda Edwards
Click here to read all of the poems.
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. Click here for more information.

New! Minimalist, contemporary jewelry just arrived created by Ohio artist
The Shop
Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases!
Aren’t heading out yet? You can shop online and have items shipped or pickup curbside.

Register now for April Vacation Workshops for Youth & Teens
Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16
We are offering two different sessions each day that are tailored for younger and older age groups. Sessions for ages 9+ are 10am-11:30am; sessions for ages 13+ are 1:30 – 3:30pm
Sign up now for one (or all!) of these daily on-campus sessions.
See full details and info on our website.
Monday April 12: Paper Quilling
Register: 9+ class; 13+ class
Tuesday April 13: Beading (bracelets & earrings)
Register: 9+ class: 13+ class
Wednesday, April 14: Shell Crafts
Thursday, April 15: Spring Sock Gnome
Register: 9+ class; 13+ class
Friday, April 16: Friendship Bracelets

Craft Expo Update
Due to the uncertainties of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we regret to announce that Guilford Art Center is not able to hold Craft Expo in 2021.
While health news on the horizon is profoundly positive for this coming summer, an event with the magnitude of Craft Expo requires months (if not a full year!) of preparation. The event’s success depends upon the assurance of full participation by vendors and attendees, which cannot be planned with certainty this year. 
We do expect to return to the Guilford Green in 2022 on July 15, 16, 17. Mark your calendars and plan to join us then to celebrate American craft, and the communities of artists, makers and attendees who support it. Are you an artist and interested in applying for 2022? Click here for more information.
In the meantime, we are hoping to hold a series of Artisan Pop-Ups on our campus throughout the warmer upcoming months. Some of our favorite Craft Expo artists will be participating. Stay tuned for all updates! 

Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors
Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Madison Polymeric Engineering 
Eder Brothers · Monte Financial Group · The Stone Agency
Page Hardware & Appliance 
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · 
Ladd Capital Management · Shoreline Financial Advisors · William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty