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Student Exhibit Reflections, July 10 Pop-Up, Early July Workshops

The 2021 GAC Student Exhibition is now up in the gallery through July 31. Students shared reflections on how art helped them through the pandemic and was meaningful to them. Check our social media for all the featured works and video tour.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-3pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Gallery entry is free and open to the public.

“After playing with steel in Marsha Trattner’s Forged Jewelry class, I fell in love with the idea of using steel in ways previously reserved for other metals. After taking my first online workshop during the pandemic with Cheryl Tuttle, I found a way to add color to my pieces with the addition of paper collage and other bits and pieces, creating a wearable piece of art.”
– Jodi M. Savage, “Black, White and Red Allover”, necklace, mixed media
“The class (Ceramics with Justin Gerace) became the highlight of my week. The closely bonded class was an amazing outlet to help process the pandemic, the contentious election and the storming of the capitol. Moments of history experienced through the eyes of the artist.”
– Phyllis Quinn, “Ceramic Oil Lamp”, clay, high-fire glaze
“Working with GAC instructor Shilo Ratner helped me see abstraction in whole new ways. Her Abstracting the Figure workshop helped me combine several techniques. “Girl in the Water” is a tribute to the cleansing nature of new persectives, viewpoints and happy colors.”
– Laine Driscoll, “Girl in the Water”, acrylic on paper.

ARTIST LINEUP for Saturday, July 10 Pop-Up at GAC
10am-4pm; free admission
Lauren Mullaney, LMNT Jewelry
Marsha Trattner, She-Weld, Blacksmith
Michael Crampton, Fine Art Prints
Saltbox Seasonings
Pop-Up shows will be held outside on the GAC campus on July 10 & 24 and Aug 7 (all Saturdays) from 10am-4pm.
Admission is free and open to the community. Rain or shine!

Intro to Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop
In this 2-day class students will be introduced to painting and collage using the ancient hot wax-based material Encaustic. Learn how versatile this quick-curing reworkable medium can work for you in your artistic practice. Day-one will focus on materials, tools and experimentation. Day-two will be all about the collage process and material layering techniques and embellishment.
Instructor Leslie Giuliani received her BFA from the University of Delaware and has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the School of Sacred Arts, and the Finishing School. She has an extensive education in the materials of making art and is a Core Support instructor for R&F Handmade Paints. She incorporates printmaking, drawing, collage, and textiles in her own encaustic pieces. She has been an independent teacher for 20 years. Visit Leslie @

The Shop
Cuff bracelets look great with your summer short sleeves!
Come see all the styles we carry in a range of materials
including wood, metal, stone, nuts and more.
The Shop is open Wed-Fri, 12-4pm; Saturdays 10am-4pm.

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