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December 2019

The Indian Contemporary Art Competition

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
New York Art Competitions Spaces, 530 West 25th Street
New York, New York 10001
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The Indian Contemporary Art Competition (ICAC) aims to discover and promote talented artists from India, the Indian diaspora, as well as foreigners living and working in India. ICAC intends to create an opportunity to celebrate and expose artists who passionately embrace the colorful culture of India. Up for grabs are prizes valued at more than $55,000, all chosen and arranged to give the selected artists the international exposure that will extend their network with fellow artists and collectors from all…

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January 2020

Oil Painting

January 6 @ 9:30 am - February 10 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6-February 10 Cost: $180/$162 for ACE Members Beginning with an informative demonstration, Shauna will show you how to see the world in terms of shadow and light, simplifying the landscape to the most basic masses and values. With specific, individual instruction you will learn the “what, why, and how” of a successful painting. We will learn the steps necessary to be able to express ourselves artistically, how to see the world in a new…

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Courageous Watercolor

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 Let’s take the mystery out of watercolor, the most naturally expressive of all mediums. First we will discuss the papers, paints and brushes recommended for best results. You will then be treated to a demonstration, illustrating how to plan your layout and execute a successful painting, start to finish. You will learn how to load your brush so you can “float” your color for the most saturated, fresh and vibrant…

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Drawing – the Essential Ingredient

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - February 10 @ 6:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 Cost: $144/$129.60 for ACE Members Drawing is the foundation for everything we do in art. The ability to see the world and put it down in a beautiful way is a skill that will return much joy. Geared for any level, this class is for anyone who wants to build a best possible foundation for their personal artistic journey. This class will address drawing with charcoal and graphite pencil. Whether…

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Design Proposals for the official Commemorative Centennial Commission Poster

January 9 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 pm

Design Proposals for the official Commemorative Centennial Commission Poster are now being accepted. The winning design will: Receive recognition by the Connecticut Secretary of the State and Women's Centennial Suffrage Commission Be distributed throughout the State of Connecticut Be awarded a cash prize of $500 Be recognized in the Connecticut State Register and Manual Please visit VotesForWomenCT for design guidelines. Submissions will be accepted at info@votesforwomenct.com until January 30, 2020.   DESIGN GUIDELINES: A winning design will be the visual representation of…

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Zentangle® Inspired Art

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - February 17 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Date: Mondays, January 13 - February 17 Take your Zentangle® practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle® Inspired Art. In this course you will create more detailed Zentangle® projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces. Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding colored paints, inks, markers, and pencils to their Zentangle® art projects Cost: $145.00/$130.50 for ACE Members, plus $15.00 materials fee Register online here or call 860-871-8222.…

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Tangled Adventures

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 20 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Date: Thursdays, January 16 - February 20 Cost: $145.00/$130.50 for ACE Members, plus $15.00 materials fee In the Tangled Adventures class series you will be learning the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing and creating beautiful works of art one line at a time. Zentangle® is relaxing, easy to learn, and anyone can do it – if you can write your name you can learn Zentangle®. In Tangled Adventures you will be learning how to create a different…

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‘Creating Dangerously,’ a Tribute to Haiti

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - March 12 @ 7:00 pm
ECSU Concert Hall; Fine Arts Instructional Center, 83 Windham St.
Willimantic, 06226
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The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present "Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution" from Jan. 17-Mar. 12 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The exhibition is the first of the spring 2020 semester and marks the 10th anniversary of the Haitian earthquake - the deadliest in modern history. An artist talk featuring Vladimir Cybil Charlier will occur Jan. 23 at 3 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.…

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Wearable Art Exhibit

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - February 8 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Arts Center East is celebrating all forms of wearable art! From textiles to jewelry to hats and jackets. See this one-of-a-kind exhibit while it’s on display! Exhibit Dates: January 19–February 8 *Closed Saturday, January 25 for Fashion & FestiviTea Fundraiser Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm Cost: $5 suggested donation Sponsored by Zahners Clothiers.

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Among the Tides Exhibit

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, 1084 Shennecossett Rd
Groton, CT 06340 United States
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“Among the Tides,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood, will be on display at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus from Jan. 23 through March 15, with an opening reception Jan. 24.  The reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, located on the second floor of the Branford House at the Avery Point campus. Ellenwood, recipient of a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support…

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