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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Silvermine faculty show opening Friday

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
School of Art Faculty Exhibition
Aug. 22—Sept. 14, 2008
Opening reception: Fri., Aug. 22, 7—9 p.m.

Press release

The annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will be on exhibit at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center Sara Victoria Hall in New Canaan from Aug. 2—Sept. 14. The public is invited to the opening reception on Fri., Aug. 22. from 7—9 p.m.

Each year, the School of Art showcases current works of the distinguished artist/teachers. The exhibition represents every style and medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and silversmithing. Works of faculty members such as Robert Baxter (see image below), Martha Bloom, David Dunlop, Dean Fisher, C.J. Guerin, Alex McFarlane, and Raychel Wengenroth, will be featured. All artwork in the exhibit is available for sale.

In addition to being faculty members of Silvermine, these talented artists have achieved success in other areas. Dean Fisher and Josephine Robinson co-wrote Teach Yourself Visually Drawing. With many examples to look over, demonstrations of various techniques and inspiring galleries of master drawings, the book was written to bring out the inner artist. Well-known New York figurative artist Mary Beth McKenzie, a visiting artist at Silvermine offering workshops twice a year, has ten original works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Claire Watson Garcia published her first book four years ago Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, and is currently working on her second book, Painting for the Absolute Beginner due out next year. And David Dunlop has a new PBS series that is currently airing, Landscape through Time with David Dunlop. Each week, the show takes you to a locale where a famous artist lived and painted, explaining and demonstrating how the artist worked. The works and accomplishments of these artist/teachers are only a few reasons why this exhibit is truly an exciting one to view.

SGAC is a community based non-profit organization that fosters, promotes, and encourages artistic and educational endeavors. For more information about the exhibit, call the School of Art at 203-966-9700 ext. 2 or visit the website.


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