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River/Sea Installation

June 22 - September 27, Thursday - Sunday 1 - 5

Closing Reception, September 21,  1 - 4pm

Gallery talk at 2pm


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Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 23 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour
Sat Sep 06 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour
Fri Sep 12 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Puppets After Dark (Ages 12 -- Adult)
Sun Sep 21 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Closing Reception for River/Sea Exhibit & Artist Talk
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Image: Woven Water III detail (photo by the artist)

RIVER/SEA

Closing Reception Sept. 21, 1 - 4

Gallery Talk by artist Barbara Hocker atr 2:00pm

Signed copies of the River/Sea Catalog will be available for sale.

Walk through a gallery-sized labyrinth of water images. Contemplate a paper/fabric frozen waterfall and imagine the stories told by a collection of sculptural books. Sept. 21 -- Sept. 27 is the last week to experience this unique River/Sea installation.

Gallery hours through September 27

Thursday – Sunday 1pm to 5pm




About the Artist: Barbara Hocker lives in Coventry, CT and maintains a studio in the Arbor Arts Center in Hartford, CT.  She has exhibited extensively in New England, including the Lyman Allen Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum, the Arnold Arboretum, and Artspace New Haven. Locally, Barbara has shown work at Paper New England shows, the Pump House Gallery, Hartford College for Women, and Charter Oak Cultural Center, among others. In 2013 she was awarded a Creation of New Work Initiative grant (along with VCAC) by The Edward C & Ann T, Roberts Foundation and the result of that work is this exhibition. She is also a 2008 recipient of the Greater Hartford Arts Council New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship. A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Barbara studied fibers and printmaking at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Art.


This exhibition is made possible thru a Creation of New Work Initiative Grant from: 

RobertsFoundation

Artists' Cooperative Gift Shop

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Please stop by our Artists' Cooperative Gift Shop
featuring unique creations by local artisans and crafters.  Find pottery, jewelry, note cards, soaps, wood crafts and more.  Open during Gallery hours and shows!

Classes and Workshops

and events

Puppets After Dark (Ages 12 – Adult)
Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 7:30 – 9:00
Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students
Learn more and register here

CHILDREN'S CLASSES
Click here for a recent "Fall Classes for Children and Adults" flyer.

Suminagashi Workshop -- (Ages 12 to Adult)
Date: Sat., September 13
Time: 9:00 – 1:00
Fee: $25 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Barbara Hocker
Learn more and register here



The Joy of Painting (Ages 7-12)
Dates: Mon., Sept. 15 – Mon., Oct. 27 (6 classes. No class October 13)
Time: 4:15 – 6:15
Fee: $125 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Debra Gag
Learn more and register here.


Mom (or Dad or Grandma) and Me -- Making Art Together (Ages 3 – 6)
Dates:
Session 1
Sat., Sept. 27 – Sat., Oct. 11 (3 classes)
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Session 2
Sat., Nov. 1 – Sat., Nov. 15 (3 classes)
Learn more and register here
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Fee: $35 for each child/adult team.
Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell

Autumn Music (Ages 7 – 12)
Dates: Tues., Sept. 16 – Tues., Nov. 4 (8 classes)
Time: 10:00 -- 11:00
Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Rosemary Toth
Learn more and register here


ADULT CLASSES

Click here for a recent "Fall Classes for Children and Adults" flyer.

Intro to Digital Photography
Dates: Wed. Sept. 10, 17, 24 (Three weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 (3 weeks)
Fee: $105
Instructor: Peter Glass
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Writing Workshop
Dates: Wed., Sept. 17 – Wed., Oct. 22 (6 classes)
Time: 7:00 -- 9:00 (6 classes)
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Joan Shapiro
Learn more and register here

Exploring Pastels – All Levels Welcome
Dates:
Session 1
Thur., Sept. 18 – Thur., Oct. 23 (6 weeks)
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Session 2
Thur., Oct. 30 – Thur., Dec.11 (No Class Thanksgiving)
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Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Fee: $125
Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell

Painting with Watercolors -- Evening Class -- All Levels Welcome
Dates: Tues., Sept. 16 – Tues., Oct. 21 (6 classes)
Time: 7:00 -- 9:00
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Lynette Goric
Learn more and register here

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics – Beginner to Intermediate Students
Dates: Thurs., Sept. 18 Thurs., Oct. 23 (6 Classes)
Time: 6:30 -- 9:00
Fee: $155.00 + $30.00 for materials
Instructor: Debra Gag
Learn more and register here

Weekly Ongoing Watercolor Class
Dates: Thursday mornings
Time: 9:30 – 12:00
Instructor: Beth Parys
To register or for more information call Beth Parys at (413) 245-3295
Learn more here.

VCAC EVENTS

Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour

Saturday August 23, 10:00 - 11:00am 

Saturday September 6, 10:00 - 11:00am

Barbara Hocker

Puppets After Dark (Ages 12 – Adult)

Friday September 12 7:30 9:00 pm 

Puppetry Slam in collaboration with UConn's Puppet Arts Program

Closing Reception for River/Sea Exhibit

Sunday September 21 1:00 - 5:00

2:00 Gallery Talk by Barbara Hocker


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