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Over 50 American Jewelry Artists featured at Prosecco Event at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Shop

The public is invited to a free and festive Jewelry & Prosecco Reception at The Holiday Shop at Guilford Art Center on Thursday, December 5 from 5-8 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy glasses of Mionetto prosecco, Aperol spritzers and chocolates while viewing a wide range of jewelry and accessories for sale. There will be…

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New Resident Potter Gives GAC a Spin

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its new Resident Potter, Megan Mayall. She is the fifth artist to serve in this position, during which she will be responsible for working with Guilford Art Center pottery students, as well as overseeing ceramics studio practice times. Mayall is most interested in functional pottery, and is proficient…

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Find Extraordinary Gifts at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Shop

Guilford Art Center announces the opening of THE HOLIDAY SHOP, its annual holiday shopping event which takes place November 1, 2019 through January 5, 2020. The Shop at Guilford Art Center doubles in size during the holidays, filling the shop and gallery with extraordinary work from over 200 American artists, makers and designers. Gift categories…

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7th Annual “Soup for Good” Event Benefits Guilford Art Center and the Guilford Food Bank

SOLD OUT! The public is invited to a warm, soup supper while supporting two important shoreline organizations — Guilford Art Center and the Guilford Food Bank — at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 10, 4:30-6:30 pm at Guilford Art Center. The dinner is hosted in the Guilford Art Center school, where guests can select from…

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Guilford Art Center announces “Call for Entry” for Craft Expo 2020

Exhibition dates: July 17, 18, 19, 2020 Application deadline: January 21, 2020 Late Entry: January 23, 2020 • Click here for a complete prospectus and application • Click here for additional details about Craft Expo Craft Expo 2020, held on the historic Guilford Green, is Connecticut’s premier outdoor show of fine American craft. Now in…

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Registration for 2019 Fall Semester Classes & Workshop

Registration is now open for Fall 2019 classes and workshops at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT. Classes are offered for youth (ages 3 ½ and older), teens and adults. The fall semester runs from September 16 – November 22. Classes and workshops are offered in a range of mediums, including beading, glass, ceramics, blacksmithing,…

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Go Behind the Scenes at Guilford Art Center with Free Tour

Guilford Art Center will conduct a free tour of its school, gallery and shop on Saturday, September 14, 11:00am. Maureen Belden, GAC Executive Director, will lead the tour which will include a behind-the-scenes view of the GAC school facilities, gallery and shop. Attendees will learn all about classes, arts opportunities and unique history of the…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Clothing & Accessories Fall Event

Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Thursday, October 3 from 10am – 6pm, Friday, October 4 from 10am – 6pm & Saturday, October 5, 10 am – 4…

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Guilford Art League 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

Guilford Art League 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale at the Guilford Art Center Gallery September 9-28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION Friday, September 13, 6-8 pm Awards and Refreshments A Juried Show for Connecticut Artists, 18 years and older. The GAL was founded in 1047 by a small group of local artists, to promote and stimulate…

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Poetry Reading Features Guilford Poets Guild & Madison Art Society

One of the Guilford Poets Guild’s favorite events is the ekphrastic poetry reading held in conjunction with the Madison Art Society’s Annual Art Exhibit. The exhibit is currently on view at Guilford Art Center’s Mill Gallery where the poetry reading will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ekphrastic poetry takes…

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Exhibit Showcases Work by Dana Lofink, GAC Resident Potter

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of ceramic work by Dana Lofink, GAC’s resident potter. The exhibition is on view in the gallery August 21 – September 4, with an opening reception on Friday, August 23 from 6-8 pm, which is free and open to the public. Dana graduated in May, 2019…

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Madison Art Society 44th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale

The Madison Art Society 44th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale will will be held from Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 16  at the Guilford Art Center’s Mill Gallery. This show will be dedicated to Sally Spiegel and Shirley Davidson, two MAS artists of long standing who sadly passed away last year. Opening Reception –…

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Over 180 Established and Emerging Artists Converge on Guilford Green for Craft Expo 2019

The Guilford Art Center is pleased to welcome over 180 nationally-recognized and emerging craft artists to the historic Guilford Green for Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2019. Held on July 19-21, this annual show is celebrating its’ 62nd year as Connecticut’s premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft. Artists from across the country will…

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Guilford Art Center to Debut Artwork of Chef Jacques Pepin in Gallery Exhibition

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of original painting and prints by Master Chef Jacques Pepin, called “The Artistry of Jacques Pepin.” This exhibition will take place in the Center’s Gallery June 21 – July 21, 2019. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of Jacques Pepin’s art, and will introduce viewers to…

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The Artists of Gallery One & Friends at GAC, April 19 – May 11

Gallery One is a diverse group of established artists who use current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. Their common bond is a commitment to each artist’s individual voice and evolution. Each artist represents a different background and tradition which is clearly visible in the art. How each artist interprets the world…

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Ceramics 2019: A National Juried Exhibition at GAC

“Warp and Weft (detail)” by Angela Cunningham Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition, entitled Ceramics 2019: A National Juried Exhibition, from May 17 – June 14 in the gallery at Guilford Art Center. This exhibition presents contemporary works in clay, both functional and non-functional by American artists from across the…

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Guilford Art Center Hosts Summer Benefit Party at Owenego Club

Join Guilford Art Center for the Summer Benefit Party, Friday, July 12 at 6:30 – 10:00 pm, at the Owenego Beach & Tennis Club in Branford, CT. World-renowned chef Jacques Pepin, whose artwork is the subject of GAC’s summer gallery exhibition, will attend and serve as the Honorary Chairperson. Guests will enjoy a special summer…

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More than 180 Established and Emerging Artists Converge on Guilford Green for Craft Expo 2019

More than 180 nationally-recognized and emerging craft artists will converge on the historic Guilford Green for Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo 2019. Held on July 19-21, this annual show celebrates its 62nd year. It is Connecticut’s premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft. Artists from across the country will display and sell their fine…

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GAC 2019 Summer Youth Art Program

Registration is now open for the summer youth program at Guilford Art Center. The summer sessions runs from June 24 – August 23, 2019. Half-day and full-day classes are offered; different art themes and media are offered each week. The summer program is open to children ages 3 ½ and older. “Bridge care” is available…

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IMAGES Photography Competition and Exhibition Opening to the Public March 21, 2019

Shoreline Arts Alliance’s IMAGES, Connecticut’s Oldest Photography Competition and Exhibition, will be open and on view at Guilford Art Center from March 20 to April 6 Shoreline Arts Alliance presents the 38th annual IMAGES Photography Competition and Exhibition, Connecticut’s Oldest State Wide Photography Competition and Exhibition. IMAGES is opening on March 20, 2019 and will…

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GAC Hosts Michael Alexander Jeweler Trunk Show

Guilford Art Center announces it will host a trunk show for jewelry by Michael Alexander Jeweler on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-4pm. Artisan jewelry and Guilford Art Center Craft Expo exhibitor Michael Alexander will make a trip to Guilford for this special, one-day pop-up event. Michael’s work is known for its strong minimalist lines, iconic…

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Read Poems from Guilford Poets Guild Event at GAC

On Sunday, March 3, the Guilford Art Center hosted the Guilford Poets Guild for a reading of poems inspired by the 2019 Faculty Exhibit. Here is a sampling of poems and images. The Mettle of Petals Dan Goldberg First Impression, Julia Rogoff We look upon flowers as beautiful things, The prom corsage, the wedding bouquet,…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Clothing & Accessories Spring Event

Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is re-turning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Thursday, April 11 from 10am – 6pm, Friday, April 12 from 10am – 6pm & Sat-urday, April 13, 10 am – 4…

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Guilford Art Center to Exhibit Work by Local Artist DeWitt Brouard

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of a selection of works by artist DeWitt Brouard. The exhibition will take place in the Center’s school building, March 31-April 28, 2019, with a reception for the public on Sunday, March 31, 2-4pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. DeWitt…

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Guilford Poets Guild Poetry Reading in Conjunction with Guilford Art Center’s Faculty Exhibit

Sunday, March 3, 2:00-4:00pm at Guilford Art Center Gallery Join members of the Guilford Poets Guild as they present original poems inspired by selected works of art in Guilford Art Center’s 2019 Faculty Exhibition. The reading will take place Sunday, March 3 from 2:00-4:00pm, and is free and open to the public. (Snow date, Sunday,…

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Registration for Spring Semester Classes & Workshops Now Open!

Registration is now open for Summer 2019 classes and workshops at Guilford Art Center. Classes are offered for youth (ages 3 ½ and older), teens and adults. The summer semester runs from April 1 – June 9. The deadline for early registration discounts is March 4. Classes and workshops are offered in a range of…

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Craft Beer & Spirits Fundraiser

Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews and spirits at Guilford Art Center’s Craft Beer & Spirits event, scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 6-8:30pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from CT-based breweries, including Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Island Brewing Company, 30 Mile Brewing Co. and Two…

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Guilford Art Center to Feature Works by Instructors in Gallery Exhibition

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of works in all media by its faculty artists. The Faculty Exhibition will take place in the Center’s Gallery February 1-March 10, 2019. Paintings, drawings, pottery, glass, weaving, jewelry, and more will be featured in this exhibition, which celebrates the talent and creativity of GAC’s teaching…

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Try Something New at “Open Arts Day”

Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to the 7th annual, FREE Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1-3pm. The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects. Visitors are invited to try out a variety of art forms…

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2019 Winter Semester Classes & Workshops

Registration is now open for Winter 2019 classes and workshops at Guilford Art Center. Classes are offered for youth (ages 3 ½ and older), teens and adults. The winter semester runs from January 14 – March 10, 2019 for adults and youth. Classes and workshops are offered in a range of mediums, including beading, glass,…

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World Famous Chef, Jacques Pepin, Comes to GAC for Book Signing Event

Guilford Art Center announces a book signing event with Jacques Pepin on Sunday, December 16, from 2-4pm in the Artistry Shop at the Center. The renowned chef and artist will be signing copies of his latest book Menus: Book for Your Meals and Memories, which has just been chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things…

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Whiskey, Oysters & Shopping at Men’s Night

Guilford Art Center announces a special shopping event for men on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6-8 pm. Shoppers will enjoy scotch whiskey and oyster tastings and shop for jewelry, accessories, ceramics, leather goods, home décor, ornaments, baby gifts, men’s items and much more. Friendly shop assistants will be on hand to help with selections…

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Annual Membership Meeting

Guilford Art Center will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 8-9:30am. The meeting will entail voting by the Board of Directors on the proposed nominations for the 2018-2019 officers. The slate will be presented at the meeting. Guilford Art Center members are permitted to propose candidates, from among current board members, to…

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Holiday Gifts Sparkle at Jewelry & Prosecco Event

The public is invited to a free and festive “Jewelry & Prosecco” reception at The Shop at Guilford Art Center on Thursday, November 29 from 5-8 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy glasses of prosecco, Aperol spritzers and chocolates while viewing the eclectic mix of fine handmade jewelry for sale. There will be raffles and…

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“Picture Yourself at GAC” Week

Observe Classes for Free at Guilford Art Center during “Picture Yourself at GAC” Week Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for FREE during the week of Monday, November 5– Saturday, November 10, 2018. The public is invited to see the studios, meet instructors…

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Shop Handmade for the Holidays at Guilford Art Center’s “Artistry” Event

Guilford Art Center announces its annual holiday shopping event, Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays, which takes place November 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019. One-of-a-kind, fine craft by artisans from across America will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, homewares, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods, stationery, leather goods and more. The Shop…

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6th Annual “Soup for Good”

The public is invited to a warm, soup supper while supporting two important shoreline organizations — Guilford Art Center and the Community Dining Room — at Soup for Good, Sunday, November 11, 4:30-6:30 pm at Guilford Art Center. The dinner is hosted in the Guilford Art Center school, where guests can select from a variety…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Clothing & Accessories Event

Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Friday, October 5 from 10am – 6pm, Saturday, October 6 from 10am – 6pm & Sunday, October 7 from 11 am –…

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New Gallery Exhibition, Vibrance, featuring Work of Resident Potter Victoria Burnham

Works on View are Culmination of Ceramics Residency Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Vibrance, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Victoria Burnham, the Center’s Resident Potter since September, 2017. The exhibition is on view in the gallery August 22 – September 5, with an opening reception on Friday, August 24 from 6-8…

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Paintings, Sculpture & More Featured in EIGHT ’18 Exhibition

Guilford Art Center will present the exhibition EIGHT ’18, celebrating the work of a longtime group of Connecticut artists who work in a variety of media. The exhibition will be on view in the Gallery July 29 – August 18, 2018. The artists of EIGHT ’18 all hail from the Hartford area: Joanne Barry-Dutro; Francie…

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Handmade Tales: New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast + Mixed Media Artist Leslie Giuliani

Guilford Art Center is pleased to present the exhibition Roz Chast and Leslie Giuliani: Handmade Tales, on view in the Gallery, June 1-July 22; the opening reception is Friday, June 8, 6-8pm. Roz Chast and Leslie Giuliani are close friends. Chast is a renowned cartoonist for the New Yorker who also has a zeal for…

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Seaside Benefit Party at Owenego Inn & Beach Club

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Seaside Benefit Party, to be held Friday, July 20 at 6:30 pm at the Owenego Beach & Tennis Club in Branford, CT. Guests will enjoy a summer evening at this seaside beach club, which has beautiful gardens and lawns on the Long Island Sound and spectacular views…

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The Artists of Gallery One & Friends

The Artists of Gallery One & Friends return to the Guilford Art Center with an exhibition at its Mill Gallery from Sunday, April 29 to Sunday, May 20. There is an opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 5-7pm; and a closing reception with a performance by The Wild Angels dance troupe on Sunday, May…

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Guilford Art Center 2018 Summer Youth Art Program

Registration is now open for the summer youth program at Guilford Art Center. The summer sessions runs from June 25 – August 24, 2018. Half-day and full-day classes are offered; different art themes and media are offered each week. The summer program is open to children ages 3 ½ and older. “Bridge care” is available…

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Michael Alexander Jeweler Trunk Show

Guilford Art Center announces it will host a trunk show for jewelry by Michael Alexander Jeweler on Saturday, April 14 from 10am-4pm. Artisan jewelry and Guilford Art Center Craft Expo exhibitor Michael Alexander will make a trip to Guilford for this special, one-day pop-up event. Michael’s work is known for its strong minimalist lines, iconic…

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Designers Circus “Pop-Up” Clothing & Accessories Event

Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Thursday, April 19 from 10am – 6pm, Friday, April 20 from 10am – 6pm & Saturday, April 21, 10 am – 3…

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I Couldn’t Stop Smiling

John J. Fleming, Jr. Art Show at Guilford Art Center Review by Mary Beeman The moment I walked in, shaking off the cold drizzle falling outside, I couldn’t stop smiling. It happened! John Fleming was there in the room with me in all his splendor. The joy overtook me as I enjoyed each and every…

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Beer & BBQ Fundraiser

Beer & BBQ Fundraiser Event Planned for Guilford Art Center Sample some of Connecticut’s best craft brews and barbecue at Guilford Art Center’s Beer & BBQ event, scheduled for Friday, March 9 from 6-8:30 pm at Guilford Art Center. Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from area breweries, including Black Hog Brewery,…

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Students Showcase Work at Guilford Art Center

New creations by adult students at Guilford Art Center will be featured in the Student Exhibition in the Center’s gallery, February 2-18, 2018. The show will highlight recent work in all media by adult students who have taken classes or workshops at GAC in the past two years. “This show is a great opportunity for…

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Whimsical Art Works by John Fleming Featured in Exhibition at GAC

Works by the late John Fleming, a prolific artist who studied for many years at Guilford Art Center, will be featured in an exhibition in the Gallery, February 23 – March 11, 2018. John Fleming came to his artistic calling later in life at the age of 45, following a devastating accident while working as…

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Guilford Art League 70th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

September 11 – 30 Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 15 6-8 pm Open Mon-Sun 10am – 4 pm The Guilford Art League was founded in 1947 by a small group of local artists. Their mission continues to promote and stimulate interest in the visual arts. This juried show for Connecticut artists is jurored by Robert Brennan…

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Gallery Exhibition featuring Work of Resident Potter, Monica Hewryk

Works on view are culmination of ceramics residency. Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of the ceramic work of Monica Hewryk, the Center’s Resident Potter since September 2016. The exhibition is on view in the gallery August 16 – September 3, with an opening reception on Friday, August 18 from 5-7 pm….

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GALLERY: The Friday Night Painters Show Their Stuff

Opening Reception: Friday, July 28, 5-7 pm Gallery Talk: Sunday, July 30, 2-4 pm Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce The Friday Night Painters / Show Their Stuff, an exhibition of works by a feisty, dedicated, close-knit group of painters, some of whom have been working at GAC since the mid-1970s. The exhibition will…

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Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects & Images

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition entitled Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects & Image, on view in the Center’s gallery June 16-July 23, 2017. Front of the House — restaurant lingo for where guests are seated — presents serving ware and art created by American artists that…

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In the Gallery: Guilford Public Schools Students & Photographs by Sheri Kellaher

Works by students in grades K-12 in Guilford Public Schools will be featured in an exhibition in the gallery at Guilford Art Center, May 12-June 4, 2017. This exhibition will celebrate the creativity and talent of Guilford’s youngest artists and will include works in all media. “We are excited to highlight art works created by…

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The Artists of Gallery One & Friends

“The Artists of Gallery One & Friends,” an exhibition of recent works by this professional cooperative group of regional artists, will be on view from April 18 through May 7 at the Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center. An opening reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 21, 5 – 7 pm. There…

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Black, White & Awe50me! Gala Event

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its Black, White & Awe50me! Gala event on Friday, June 2 at 6:30 pm at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford, CT. This year Guilford Art Center celebrates its 50th anniversary of creating art and community and its continuing importance as a thriving cultural institution…

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Michael Alexander Jeweler Trunk Show

Guilford Art Center announces it will host a trunk show for jewelry by Michael Alexander Jeweler on Saturday, April 8 from 10am-4pm. Artisan jewelry and Guilford Art Center Craft Expo exhibitor Michael Alexander will make a trip to Guilford for this special, one-day pop-up event. Michael’s work is known for its strong minimalist lines, iconic…

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Free Community Workshops

Guilford Art Center Offers Series of Free Community Workshops in Honor of its 50th Anniversary Year Workshops funded by a grant from the Guilford Foundation Guilford Art Center is offering a series of three, free community workshops, in honor of its50th anniversary year. These free workshops are funded by a generous grant from the Guilford…

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Faculty + Student Exhibition in Honor of 50 Years

New creations by faculty members and students at Guilford Art Center will be featured in the FACULTY & STUDENT EXHIBITION, in Honor of 50 Years, on view in the Center’s gallery February 3 – March 5, 2017. The exhibition will highlight recent work in all media by faculty members and adult students who have taught…

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Jasmine Gonzalez, Resident Potter, Featured in Gallery

Works on View are Culmination of Ceramics Residency Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of the ceramic works of Jasmine Gonzalez, the Center’s Resident Potter since January, 2015. The exhibition is on view in the gallery August 12-September 4, 2016, with a closing reception on Thursday, September 1, 5-7pm. Gonzalez creates a…

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Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition entitled “Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition” from June 17 – July 31 in the gallery at Guilford Art Center. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 17 from 5-7 pm. This exhibition explores the continuing vitality of this simplest, most ancient, and most…

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Video: Behind the Scenes at Craft Expo

Claudia Mathison, GAC Instructor & Craft Camille Benjamin, Craft Expo Artist Butterfield Pottery (Dave & Susan Butterfield), Craft Expo Artist Phyllis Quinn, Craft Expo Patron Peggy Russell, Craft Expo Volunteer Videography by Shannon Gale of Visual Clarity

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High School Invitational Exhibition

Guilford Art Center announces its High School Invitational Exhibition from May 19-June 5 at the Guilford Art Center gallery. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 19 from 5-7pm. This exhibition celebrates the creativity of young artists in all media. It features work from high school students around the Connecticut shoreline. “There is a wealth…

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IMAGES 2016 – 35th Annual Juried Photography Competition & Exhibition

The Shoreline Arts Alliance will be accepting submissions for the 35th annual IMAGES photography competition and exhibition, March 11, 12, and 13 at the Mill Gallery of the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT. IMAGES 2016 celebrates the art of photography in its many aspects, formats and technologies and encourages excellence among photographic…

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In the Gallery: The Artists of Gallery One and Friends

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends April 22 – May 15, 2016 Gallery One, a cooperative of mid-career artists working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works on paper, will exhibit at the Guilford Art Center’s Mill Gallery, from April 22 through May 15,…

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“Connecticut Blacksmiths” Exhibition

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Connecticut Blacksmiths, an exhibition of works created by Connecticut-based blacksmiths and Guilford Art Center forge instructors and students. Works displayed will range from swords and knives to early-American hardware. The exhibit will be on view February 26 – March 10, 2016 at Guilford Art Center. The exhibition celebrates…

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“Local Color: Connecticut Stories” Quilt Exhibit

  Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color: Connecticut Stories, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region. The exhibit celebrates the concept of narrative as construed by Connecticut artists. The exhibit will be on view February 5 – 21, 2016…

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Instructor Profile: Claudia Mathison

Claudia Mathison Youth Classes What inspires you? I find inspiration everywhere…in nature’s natural patterns and designs, graphic visuals in a big city, in small galleries and museums. If you could try a different art medium, what would it be? Lately I’ve been drawn to ceramics and would love to spend time “getting messy” experimenting with…

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Student Profile: Nancy Judd

Class: “Painting Studio” Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm with Instructor Julia Rogoff Nancy, a Branford resident, attended the Paier College of Art in Hamden. Always involved in illustration and design, she now works in oils since taking classes at Guilford Art Center. She loves the laid-back atmosphere of GAC. “It’s a wonderful place to paint. You don’t…

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Profile: DeeDee Hakun

She’s setting up Artistry…and the gallery…she’s a former board member…sculptor…and a ceramic studio apprenctice too! If you’ve spent any time at GAC, then it’s likely you’ve seen DeeDee with either clay or a drill in her hands! She currently serves as a ceramic studio apprentice, as well as a true “behind-the-scenes” force in getting Artistry…

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Student Profile: Julia Joslin

Julia Joslin (and Rocky!) Class: “Painting Studio” Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:30am with Instructor Julia Rogoff Julia is originally from Westerly, RI. After taking her first painting class with GAC instructor Julia Rogoff, she fell in love with the shoreline as well as the art scene at GAC and moved to Guilford. Art is a…

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Instructor Profile: David Frank

David Frank Class: “Expressions in Clay” Tuesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm What inspires you? Architecture, previous work that I’ve done or seen, forms that are meaningful. If you could try a different art medium, what would it be?  I’d like to spin metal and learn to bend shapes on a lathe. I’m also trying a painting class…

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Student Profile: Mike Baldetti

CLASS: Painting Studio Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30am with Instructor Julia Rogoff Mike Baldetti is a Connecticut native but found himself in California for the past 40 years. Since returning to Connecticut, he enrolled at GAC in his second painting class (his first class was in Junior College!). Mike loves the creative process and enjoys painting,…

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Public Reception & Exhibit Planned for “Forged in Fire” Winners

Guilford Art Center will hold a reception and temporary display of works by its GAC blacksmith instructors and “Forged in Fire” winners, Mace Vitale and Matt Parkinson, on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5-7pm. This event will celebrate their victories on the new History Channel series, as well as provide the public a chance to…

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Faculty Profile: Emma Ballachino

Emma is an Old Lyme native and is studying Art Education at MA College of Art & Design. This is her third summer working for GAC coordinating the youth program. What’s your favorite thing about working with children? Watching children make art is so inspiring to me. They are so free in the way they…

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Guilford Art Center Instructors Win “Forged in Fire” Competition on the History Channel

Guilford Art Center is very proud to announce that two of its Blacksmithing instructors – Mace Vitale and Matt Parkinson – were winners on a new series on the History Channel, Forged in Fire. GAC instructor and forge manager Vitale won the series finale episode on August 10; Parkinson, a frequent visiting instructor, won the…

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Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks Exhibit

EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 19 Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, a juried exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists. The show will be on view in the Center’s Mill Gallery from May 15-July 19, 2015. The public is welcome to view the exhibit at a free opening…

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The Artists of Gallery One and Friends

On View from April 24 – May 9, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Closing Reception and Artists Talks: Saturday, May 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gallery One, a cooperative of mid-career artists working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works…

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Teen learns blacksmith trade from Iron Age, forging a trade at Guilford Art Center

By Sarah Page Kyrcz, Shoreline Times Photo by Catherine Avalone, New Haven Register Ben Cohen’s blackened hands, resting near the red-hot coal forge in the Guilford Art Center blacksmithing shop, are just one visible example of his commitment to this ancient art. “A desire, a desire to do something with your hands,” is what it…

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GAC Selects Talented Gonzalez as Resident Potter

by Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer, Shore Publishing With talent and promise in her hands, Jasmine Gonzalez is happy and excited have been selected as the first Resident Potter for Guilford Art Center’s (GAC) newly-launched residency program. Fresh from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School (BFA 2014, major in Ceramics and Sculpture; minor in…

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Faculty Art Work Featured in Exhibition

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibit of works in all media by its faculty artists. The Faculty Exhibition will take place in the Center’s Gallery February 6-March 8, 2015. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase works created by our own faculty members in our own gallery,” says Executive Director Maureen…

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Process to Painting: 4 Artists

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Process to Painting: 4 Artists, on view in the gallery August 1-September 7, 2014. The exhibit features works in a range of media by Lady McCrady, Larry Morelli, Lenny Moskowitz and Robert Reynolds that reveal various processes and evolutions of a visual idea, from studies and sketches to…

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“Soulcology In Metal” Exhibit

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Soulcology: An Exhibition in Metal, a national, juried exhibition of a wide variety of works by contemporary metal artists. The exhibit will be on view June 6-July 26, 2014. Organized by GAC metalsmithing and jewelrymaking instructor Lanette Barber, Soulcology will display a broad spectrum of the many works…

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Shoreline House Tour Offers Glimpse of Beautiful Homes

Please note: We regret that two modernist homes in the Old Quarry neighborhood of Guilford had to withdraw from the House Tour at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for any disappointment this may cause and hope you will enjoy visiting the other 12 houses on the tour. Join Guilford Art Center…

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“Local Color” Quilt Exhibit Opens February 7th

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Local Color, a juried, traveling exhibition of fiber art created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Connecticut Region, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. The exhibit will be on view February 7-March 16, 2014. Local Color features fiber art works depicting and interpreting…

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Stoddard Family Foundation Donation

The Guilford Art Center has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Stoddard Family Foundation, which will be used to support its school, gallery, and educational outreach programs. Donor contributions are vital to the Center to, continue to provide its many programs, says executive director Maureen Belden. “We are thrilled and grateful to have…

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