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Spring Semester Starts, New Staff Members, Birds Blooms & Bunnies

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Spring Semester Begins This Week!

We’re just getting started, so there is time to join most of the classes and workshops. But you need to act fast! Find all the listings in our SPRING CATALOG, and then link to register online. Call us if you have questions at (203) 453-5947 or email info@guilfordartcenter.org.



Register Now for Summer Youth Program

We are back with a full summer of weekly sessions for kids ages 5-12, plus workshops for tweens and teens. Classes will take place in the morning and afternoons, or if you’re looking for a full-day kids can stay all day with our bridge program. Read all about it in our NEW SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM CATALOG and register now!



Student Work Featured in Gallery Exhibition

New art work by adult students at Guilford Art Center can be found in the GAC STUDENT EXHIBITION in the Center’s gallery, March 18 – May 1, 2022. The show highlights recent work in all media by adult students who have taken classes or workshops at Guilford Art Center in the past two years. Entry is free and open to the community, 7 days a week.



Familiar Faces in New Staff Positions

Ashley Seneco, GAC Program Assistant

“After working at Guilford Art Center since 2018 as a Visitor Service liaison, I have enjoyed getting to know our regular students and customers alike, as well as watching newcomers cultivate their relationships with the Center. Stepping into my new position as Program Assistant, I most look forward to having the opportunity to be more involved in the workshopping and organizing of events that bring our community together, and help it grow. I am a firm believer that art is for, and should be accessible to, everyone; so working in a space where I get to help make that a reality is a dream come true. It is truly a privilege to work in such a bright and positive environment, and to come in every day knowing you will leave inspired.”

Sue Singleton, GAC Visitor & Student Services

“One of the best parts of my position at GAC is connecting people to a class of interest to them. They discover the joy of that class and then return to continue in a new semester. My position also allows time to work with visitors in the GAC shop. I love seeing the appreciation customers have of all the handmade items in the shop. They pay great attention to the detail in each piece and they appreciate all of the work the artist has put into it. I’m very proud to work at GAC because of all the joy it brings to the community. Students, customers and visitors to the gallery shows are always extremely grateful of all that we do. It’s a pleasure to work with the GAC staff!”



Bunnies, Birds & Blooms

After the grays of winter, what a treat to welcome the exuberant work of CT artist Barbara Hernandez into THE SHOP. Find coasters, mugs and trivets printed with images of richly colored birds, flowers and animals. The Shop is open 7 days a week. All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases year-round. Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.



Mask Policy Update

With the beginning of the spring semester (March 28), we are no longer requiring masks to be worn on our campus, in accordance with guidance from the CDC, the state of Connecticut, and the town of Guilford. We expect that many of our students, instructors and visitors will choose to continue wearing a mask, and will appreciate others doing the same, and we fully support this position. Please also be assured that, should guidance surrounding masking and other safety measures change, GAC will adapt and let you know.



We are hiring! GAC FINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Finance & Operations Manager is responsible for the financial management of the organization, as well as Human Resources Administration and Operations oversight, in order to ensure a strong infrastructure in support of the Center’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Finance & Operations Manager will support the ED to ensure the Center’s financial stability, operational sustainability, and organizational longevity, and be present at all Finance Committee meetings. For full description and for information on how to apply, please click here. If you know of someone who would be interested, please encourage them to check out the position description on our website and submit their information to position@guilfordartcenter.org.