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Published: Jul 23, 2008 - 10:25 AM


18th Annual Juried Student Exhibition to be held at Silvermine this summer

By Silvermine Guild Arts Center


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First Prize Youth Awards in 2007 for painting, Meghan Caulfield
The 18th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at Silvermine Galleries returns July 27 through August 21, 2008. This is a much anticipated and popular event at Silvermine as students of all ages from the School of Art exhibit their work. All are welcome to the opening reception and awards ceremony to be held on Sunday, July 27th from 2pm to 4pm. Awards are presented in the Adult Category as well as the Youth Category for students through the age of 17.

Entry to the juried exhibition is open to all Silvermine School of Art students who have completed an instruction course or Art Camp since January of 2006. Media submitted ranges from painting, to drawing, ceramics, collage, digital imaging, jewelry, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture and silversmithing.

This year’s juror is Nicholas Halko, Professor of Art as well as the founder and coordinator of the Studio Arts/Graphic Design degree program at Gateway Community College in New Haven. With a Master of Fine Arts from the Hartford Art School/University of Hartford, Mr. Halko has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions primarily in the Connecticut and New York areas. He has had exhibitions at First Street Gallery in New York City, the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, Connecticut and at the Silvermine Galleries in New Canaan. His works are also included in both private collections and public collections in the U.S and abroad such as the Parson’s Center in Milford, CT, and the City of Leon in Nicaragua.

The Silvermine School of Art is a community based non-profit organization that fosters, promotes, and encourages artistic and educational endeavors. Courses and workshops are available throughout the year and are designed for full and part-time students of all ages and levels, from beginners to professional artists. In addition to the adult program, the school features courses for junior and youth, Summer Art Camp, and classes for young children and parents to experience art together. Many of the faculty members of the School are Silvermine Guild Artist members, and former as well as current students have also been elected to membership to the Guild.

For more information please call 203-966-9700 ext. 2 or visit the website at www.silvermineart.org.

About Silvermine Guild Arts Center

Silvermine Guild Arts Center is located in New Canaan and is one of the oldest artist communities in the United States. Its nationally renowned artist guild, award winning gallery and school of art offer more than twenty contemporary and historic exhibitions annually and a wide range of art courses and workshops on its five-acre campus. The center provides innovative arts education in Norwalk and Stamford schools and hosts a summer music series. Silvermine Guild Arts Center is a nonprofit organization

Silvermine Guild Arts Center Mission

Grounded in the belief that art is vital to the spirit, creativity and wholeness of human beings, the mission of Silvermine Guild Arts Center is to cultivate, promote and encourage growth through the arts; to showcase and serve artists; and to foster arts education and appreciation opportunities for the greater community.

Silvermine Galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1pm to 5 p.m. For more information, call (203) 966-9700 or visit the website: www.silvermineart.org.




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Stamford artist Joyce Grasso to show work at Pequot Library in solo exhibition

By Pequot Library


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Southport, CT – Joyce Grasso, the Stamford-based artist who won Pequot Library’s 2018 juried art show, Wet Paint, will be showing her work in a solo exhibition at the Library starting September 6, 2019. Each year, Pequot Library accepts over 100 works to its juried art show, which is entering its 22nd year. Grasso’s show, Coastal Expressions, features abstract seascapes the artist describes as creating a “feeling of place” with “bold colors, multiple layers and varied textures.” This exhibition also highlights Grasso’s mixed media collages with hand-painted acrylic papers on cradleboard. An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for September 5, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Pequot Library.

The acrylic works on canvas, with their broad, bright, colorful strokes, imbue coastal serenity inspired by Ms. Grasso’s Maine upbringing. “The sounds of waves breaking and the din of distant foghorns were part of my everyday existence in Maine,” the artist told Portland Art Gallery’s periodical, Off the Wall. “That simple beauty saturated my soul.”

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Ms. Grasso began her art education in her Maine high school studio class, going on to study at the International Center for Photography in New York City, the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, and the Greenwich Art Society. She holds a master’s degree with a 6th year certificate in art education. Now in her second career as a working artist, Ms. Grasso began as an elementary school art teacher and strives to embody the same “playful and fearless approach” that she has seen in her young students.

“It was our honor to award Joyce Grasso as Best in Show for our 2018 Art Show,” said Caroline Crawford, who manages the show. “Her winning painting in last year's Art Show was chosen out of 150 curated works of art. Ms. Grasso's dramatic use of colors and shapes creates lyrical and beautiful works and we are proud to present Coastal Expressions this fall."

Joyce Grasso: Coastal Expressions will be on display at the Pequot Library from September 6th through October 6, 2019. There will be an opening reception with an artist talk and light refreshments on Thursday, September 5th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!




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