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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Department Show opens at CAW on Sunday

Creative Arts Workshop Hilles Gallery 80 Audubon St., New Haven, (203) 562-4927
Department Show I
Feb. 24—Mar. 17, 2010
Opening reception: Sun., Feb. 28, 2—5 p.m.

Press release

Creative Arts Workshop (CAW), New Haven's community art school, presents its first ever series of Department Shows, featuring new work by CAW faculty and students displayed side by side. The first show, featuring Book Arts, Drawing and Painting, Jewelry, Pottery and Printmaking, runs Feb. 24 to Mar. 17 with an opening reception and Annual Open House on Sun., Feb. 28, from 2—5 pm. The second show, featuring Design, Drawing and Painting, Fiber, Photography and Sculpture, runs Mar. 26 to Apr. 16 with an opening reception on Fri., Mar. 26, from 5—7 pm. Work from the Young People's department is on view throughout both shows.

By representing the work of the professional artists who teach at CAW as well as that of students of all ages and experience levels, the Department Shows present a complete picture of the creativity that takes place at Creative Arts Workshop. All aspects of creating art are evident—from the exploration of materials by young people to the skillful application of technique by those who have practiced for years. The Department Shows also serve as inspiration for visitors to explore their own creative sides through art making at the Workshop.

CAW offers over 300 classes and workshops each year; areas of study include book arts, design, drawing, fiber, jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, and a young people's program. During the opening reception of the first Department Show on Sun., Feb. 28, from 2—5 pm, Creative Arts Workshop also hosts its Annual Open House. Visitors are invited to tour CAW's studio facilities, to take part in hands on demonstrations, to meet the faculty and even to register for Spring Session, which runs from Mar. 15 to June 5.

Creative Arts Workshop is a non-profit community art center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts, serving the Greater New Haven area since 1961. Each year, CAW offers a wide range of classes in fully equipped studios to more than 2,000 adults and 1,000 young people, and more than 30,000 people visit exhibitions in CAW's galleries. CAW is supported by its membership, tuition, donors, arts-related fundraising events and a dedicated group of volunteers. Additional funding comes from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.



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