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Current Exhibit

Traveling Exhibition: Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy

August 16, 2019- October 14, 2019,

Opening Reception: August 23rd, 2019 6-8 p.m.

Horse And Rider

Horse and Rider with Tiger (Land Crossing) 2016, charcoal on vellum on paper, 40″ x 44″.
“Art and events both have a galvanizing agency—the power to inspire witnesses to contemplation or action. Conversely, momentous events, triumphs and tragedies alike, have long been commemorated in art, from the ancient reliefs on the Arch of Titus in Rome to the French Romantic painter Theodore Gericault’s iconic Raft of the Medusa. These strands from two ends of a common arc converge in the extraordinary Refugee Trilogy series by Rick Shaefer, which represents the Connecticut-based artist’s passionate and cerebral response to the current Syrian refugee crisis, the seismic effects of which continue to resonate around the globe.

Faculty Focus: Luca Molnar

August 16, 2019- October 14, 2019,

Opening Reception: August 23rd, 2019 6-8 p.m.

“Giornata”, 2017, Oil on panel 6 ft. x 7 ft.
“I paint fractured space, pitting continents of pattern against one another as a mirror for societal structure. My recent paintings derive from maps of politically charged and historically rich places, both real or imagined. The patterns I use refer to specific memories and histories, drawing from embroidery, quilts and other textiles, wallpaper, and tile. I am captivated by our everyday encounters with pattern in spaces like bathrooms and kitchens, the centers of care for the body and the often-invisible labor of women.”

Kid’s Craft Days at the HAND ART CENTER 

Free Come-n-Go Family Fun Saturdays at the Hand Art Center

Location: Hand Art Center Seminar Room 12-4pm


Fun-filled Family Days are ahead! The Hand Art Center is hosting  educational celebrations for families to experience and learn more about art and culture. Visitors enjoy hands-on art activities for kids of all ages. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The craft days take place on select Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Usually groups will come for an hour.

The remaining dates for Family Fun Saturdays will be:

 September 7th

September 14th

October 5th

October 12th

Coming Soon

30th Annual Juried Student Art Showcase

November 1st – December 6th, 2019

Opening Reception: November 1st, 6-8 p.m.