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Two Newtown Artists In Silvermine Faculty Exhibition

NEW CANAAN — The Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, will present a special faculty exhibition, Thursday, August 21, through Thursday, September 11, in Silvermine’s Sara Victoria Hall, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 pm.

Among the teaching staff showing at the exhibit are two artists from Newtown, Rachel Morris and Joanne Conant.

Ms Morris has been with Silvermine for a year. She teaches classes and workshops in jewelry and metalsmithing, both at the intro and intermediate levels. She also teaches Youth Intro to Jewelry, a jewelry-making independent study course, and a workshop on waxworking.

Ms Conant is a master artist who teaches two workshops, “Shading with Transparent Enamels” and “Textured Silverfoil.” She has also been with Silvermine for a year.

To coincide with the faculty exhibition, the arts center will host an open house Sunday, September 7, from 2 to 4 pm. Visitors can tour the campus and studios, meet with faculty, see demonstrations by Silvermine faculty members, participate in hands-on activities, and register for courses and workshops.

The faculty at Silvermine, made up of acclaimed artists, teach a wide range of disciplines and media from painting and drawing to metalwork. The School of Art offers art students and working artists in-depth courses and workshops in traditional and nontraditional media. Beginners are welcome. The School of Art now offers one-day workshops and evening mini-sessions.

New classes at Silvermine include anatomy and figure drawing; botanical drawing; and advanced stained-glass. One-day courses will be offered in pottery, metal sculpture, felting, and precious metal clay jewelry.

Silvermine’s course catalog also includes advanced digital photography, 3-D printing, mixed media, glass, ceramics, collage, framing, jewelry, a wide range of printmaking workshops, and a relief-sculpture workshop.

Silvermine School of Art celebrated its 90th birthday this year. The open house and the faculty exhibition provide opportunities to explore the campus, meet faculty, and see behind the scenes at Silvermine.
Visit SilvermineArt.org for full information and registration forms.

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