AVA’s ArtReach program invites you to join artists LIVE each week. Get a glimpse into the creative minds of experienced artists as they take you through the art-making process – from beginning with a blank canvas or raw materials, through decisions about themes, materials, media, colors, techniques, and other aspects of their practice. Flyers for new ArtReach sessions are emailed every Monday. To get on the e-mail list for current and future ArtReach sessions, or have any questions about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtReach airs live via Zoom and Facebook Live every Friday at 10:00AM.
Click the link to connect: ZOOM LINK | Meeting ID: 876 8267 2902 Passcode: 628249
ArtReach is generously funded by Gail and John Wasson.
Upcoming ArtReach Online Programs:
Susan Schwake: Color and Form
Susan Schwake is a NH-based painter who creates playful, small vibrant abstracts in gouache, oil and monotype. Her recent work is landscape and nature-oriented, but the artist explores aspects of both abstraction and representation. Schwake has exhibited across the region and has been involved in numerous public projects. She is also a gallerist, educator and the owner of ArtStream, a gallery and art center in Rollinsford, NH.Learn More »
Past ArtReach Online Programs:
Emma Ashby: Fluidity in Landscape (Online Artist Demo)
Emma Ashby is a NH-based painter. She grew up on the East Coast of England, UK, where her deep affection for coastal landscapes was cultivated. It’s a love affair that has continued to grow in her twenty years of living on the East Coast of New England and is reflected in the atmosphere and emotion of her paintings.
Emma studied textiles at the Royal College of Art in London, where she received an MA. Then, having worked for several years in the British fashion industry, she moved to the United States where she was introduced to the ancient medium of encaustic. It quickly became her passion. Today Emma is a full-time artist and encaustic educator. Early work drew on her textile background, incorporating fabric and pattern to create abstract images of flowers and ponds.Learn More »
Yasamin Safarzadeh: Pure Expression (Online Artist Demo)
Yasamin “Yaz” Safarzadeh is an Iranian-American artist, poet and activist. She is a native Angelino with an MFA and BFA in multimedia art representation and is currently working on her MBA. Yaz is actively engaged in the community and has taught in inner city programs throughout Los Angeles and Manchester. She has a handful of publications through her poetry and examinations of traumatic lived experiences of impoverished bipoc and queer youth. She has developed art programs and uplifting events for underserved populations for almost a decade out of Los Angeles, Manchester and now Concord.Learn More »
Trevor Toney: Wood, Color, Composition
Trevor Toney is a woodworker, furniture maker, sculptor, and painter living in Massachusetts. He received his Associates in Furniture Making and Design from the Worcester Center for Crafts in 2004 where he was awarded The David L. Morreale Art Award for Excellence in Design and Craft.Learn More »
James M. O’Brien: Creating Space
James M. O’Brien is a NH-based painter. His evocative landscapes are deeply atmospheric, otherworldly and pull from a rich history of New England landscape painting. He spent the majority of time living among the rural parts of New Hampshire. Early in his youth he was raised among the majestic Catskills, Adirondacks and White Mountains regions and often admired the Hudson Valley scenery. He began drawing and painting early and was instantly inspired by the British and American romantic landscape painters of 18th and 19th centuries.Learn More »
Kate Knox: Constructions
Kate Knox is a NH-based artist. She received her BFA in painting and printmaking from the New England College Institute of Art and Design in 2015, summa cum laude, is the 2021 recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant. Her mixed media work can be found in many public and private collections and her work has been featured in Art and Cake Magazine, Iru Magazine, The Cafe Review and Ayris magazines.Learn More »
Tyler Morrison: Craft & Utility in Ceramics
Tyler Morrison is a NH-based ceramicist and educator. His focus is on functional work, emphasizing simplicity, sustainability, self-reliance, and humility. A lot of the work is made from recycled material, processed from studio waste. Primarily focusing on wheel throwing, Morrison also mixes his own glazes and prepares his clay. He is also an educator and teaches ceramic classes at AVA Gallery.Learn More »
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