Community Programs

Upcoming events are listed below by date.

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Art for Kids

Art Lab

ART STOP!

CAOS (Community Arts Open Studio)

Group / School Visits

Mudroom

Public Art Projects

Senior Art Class

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Apr
13
Fri
2018
Ting Zhou: Rain Impression
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

Ting Zhou Rain Impression

OPENING RECEPTION: April 13, 5–7pm
ARTIST TALK: Friday, April 13, 4:30pm

Ting Zhou, born in Changsha, Hunan, China, has received her BA and MFA in oil painting from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts where she currently works as a lecturer. She has exhibited at CAFA, the New Beijing Gallery, Jiu Chang Ai Zong Art Space, Dun Art Gallery, and Art@GoldenSquare in London, UK. She has also won the College Light Prize and the Rolling Sponsorship from the Fine Arts, Handwriting, and Photography Creative Talents Program of the First China National Arts Fund.

In Rain Impression Zhou explores street scenery through a windshield on a rainy day. In each painting, Zhou carefully balances the tension between the blurred foreground and reality depicted in the background.

The refracted images seen through glass windows in a rainy day are different from the usual sights we see and it is ambiguous, alienated, psychedelic and even intermittent[.] [T]hese images have broken our inherent images of everyday street scenes on some level. The colorful perceptual screen and rational abstract contents are harmoniously united in the work.

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Bennett, Kenyon, Gaffney, Mead
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – May 25 @ 5:00 pm


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 27, 5–7pm

Alysa Bennett: A Change of Horse
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 28, 12pm

Over the course of my career as an artist, I have sought to examine subjects that I find moving and mysterious. Horses have continuously been one of my prime subject matters and they have formed the core of my ideas and inspiration. I have created multiple drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures of them, each medium allowing for new interpretations. I was raised on, and often return to, a Western cattle ranch where I have the opportunity to enjoy both an immediacy and intimacy with these animals. I am intrigued watching them as they play, fight, rest or work, their gestures mirroring our own in a kind of universal language. It is the evocative power of these gestures that I strive to depict in the drawings and sculptures, hoping to articulate that even in a slight turn of the horse’s head there is something compelling and full of possible narrative.

alysabennett.com

John Kenyon: Life Lessons
Artist Talk: Friday, April 27, 4pm

This exhibit is a tribute to those who have inspired and provided us guidance. Not on a large scale such as a celebrity or politician; but to those who have individually supported us on a deeply personal level… Life lessons is a celebration of those who have shown us the way through difficult times or as role models of for all to emulate.

kenyoncollection.com

Nicholas Gaffney: Orbiter
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 5, 4pm

To photograph something is, often, to choose to make a seemingly insignificant subject meaningful. Significance can be found in the eeriness of wooden people placed in a corn maze, or in the beauty of an old amusement park ride called Orbiter. I tend to make images about the places around me, wandering with my camera in the fairly specific landscape of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York. For this series, my thematic definition of “Orbiter” is something or someone that searches and observes over the surface of the things. My camera allows me to become an Orbiter, letting me examine my environment while remaining slightly removed and distanced from it. My photographs aren’t empty, but there’s a kind of emptiness in the subjects I’m drawn to, which the right combination of light and composition can fill. My desire and anxiety to create keeps me searching and hoping for something new to photograph and make significant.

ngaffney.net

Jay Mead: Re-Purposed
Artist Talk: Monday, April 30, 7:30pm

Aside from being concerned about the lifecycle of materials and the fact that so much good material is discarded and becomes landfill, I have been intrigued by what time and the elements do to these materials. The roofing for instance, has a special patina suggestive of landscapes, lead, and atmosphere. This is aged galvanized metal and I find it continually interesting to look at.

jaymead.net

Artist Talk: John Kenyon
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

John Kenyon: Life Lessons
Friday, April 27, 4pm

This exhibit is a tribute to those who have inspired and provided us guidance. Not on a large scale such as a celebrity or politician; but to those who have individually supported us on a deeply personal level… Life lessons is a celebration of those who have shown us the way through difficult times or as role models of for all to emulate.

kenyoncollection.com

Artists talks are free and open to the public.

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Artist Talk: Alysa Bennett
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Alysa Bennett: A Change of Horse
Saturday, April 28, 12pm

Over the course of my career as an artist, I have sought to examine subjects that I find moving and mysterious. Horses have continuously been one of my prime subject matters and they have formed the core of my ideas and inspiration. I have created multiple drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures of them, each medium allowing for new interpretations. I was raised on, and often return to, a Western cattle ranch where I have the opportunity to enjoy both an immediacy and intimacy with these animals. I am intrigued watching them as they play, fight, rest or work, their gestures mirroring our own in a kind of universal language. It is the evocative power of these gestures that I strive to depict in the drawings and sculptures, hoping to articulate that even in a slight turn of the horse’s head there is something compelling and full of possible narrative.

alysabennett.com

Artists talks are free and open to the public.

 

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Artist Talk: Jay Mead
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Jay Mead: Re-Purposed
Monday, April 30, 7:30pm

Aside from being concerned about the lifecycle of materials and the fact that so much good material is discarded and becomes landfill, I have been intrigued by what time and the elements do to these materials. The roofing for instance, has a special patina suggestive of landscapes, lead, and atmosphere. This is aged galvanized metal and I find it continually interesting to look at.

jaymead.net

Artists talks are free and open to the public.

May
5
Sat
2018
Artist Talk: Nicholas Gaffney
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nicholas Gaffney: Orbiter
Saturday, May 5, 4pm

To photograph something is, often, to choose to make a seemingly insignificant subject meaningful. Significance can be found in the eeriness of wooden people placed in a corn maze, or in the beauty of an old amusement park ride called Orbiter. I tend to make images about the places around me, wandering with my camera in the fairly specific landscape of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York. For this series, my thematic definition of “Orbiter” is something or someone that searches and observes over the surface of the things. My camera allows me to become an Orbiter, letting me examine my environment while remaining slightly removed and distanced from it. My photographs aren’t empty, but there’s a kind of emptiness in the subjects I’m drawn to, which the right combination of light and composition can fill. My desire and anxiety to create keeps me searching and hoping for something new to photograph and make significant.

ngaffney.net

Artists talks are free and open to the public.