Calendar of Events

May
24
Tue
Fairfield University Art Museum – Meditation and Mindfulness @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Bellarmine Hall Galleries)
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Jackie DeLise, master certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and stress management expert, for a guided meditation class. No prior experience necessary as you learn how to cultivate inner calm and clarity. All are welcome!

To learn more about Jackie, click here: https://www.thewelleryllc.com/

Please note: 

This event is in-person only and will not be live streamed. If you are interested in the virtual meditation event on Monday, May 23, click here!

May
26
Thu
Yale University Art Gallery: Studio Program, Sidewalk Studio @ Yale University Art Gallery
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this workshop, participants create drawings of 3D-printed replicas of collection items, based on information gathered only through touch. Then, by comparing the drawings and objects, 2021–22 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence Joseph Smolinski leads a conversation about perception and ways of seeing.

Sidewalk Studio, set up on Chapel Street in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, is an outdoor program that fosters impromptu art making on a drop-in basis. This spring, the Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artists in Residence lead sessions related to their own practices and the exhibition at Artspace New Haven Footnotes and other embedded stories. Offered in conjunction with Artspace New Haven and generously sponsored by the Gallery’s Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund. All are welcome.

Weather permitting.

May
29
Sun
Watercolor and Landscape Painting Instruction @ Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want a little help creating a masterpiece? Weir Farm Art Instructor Bobbi Eike Mullen provides informal instruction on painting with watercolors and landscape painting as part of our Take Part in Art program. Stop by and ask Bobbi for some pro tips anytime between 1:00 to 4:00 pm and remember free-to-use supplies are always available during visitor center hours!

Jun
2
Thu
Yale University Art Gallery, Studio Program, Sidewalk Studio @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this workshop with 2021–22 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence Julia Rooney, participants learn the basics of papermaking, exploring various fibers and then pulling a sheet of paper themselves. Using pulp made from cotton, denim, and newsprint, survey the different colors, textures, and absorbencies of paper—a material we likely use every day but whose origins and physical properties we rarely consider.

Sidewalk Studio, set up on Chapel Street in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, is an outdoor program that fosters impromptu art making on a drop-in basis. This spring, the Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artists in Residence lead sessions related to their own practices and the exhibition at Artspace New Haven Footnotes and other embedded stories. Offered in conjunction with Artspace New Haven and generously sponsored by the Gallery’s Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund. All are welcome.
Weather permitting.

Jun
11
Sat
2022 Ridgefield BioBlitz @ Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Jun 11 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Organized in partnership with the Woodcock Nature Center and the Town of Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Weir Farm is hosting a BioBlitz on Saturday, June 11th. Come celebrate Ridgefield’s biodiversity! All ages welcome!

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Join us as we visit different habitats and attempt to identify as many plant, animal, and fungi species that we can find. Participants will take a trail walk to Weir Pond, stopping to investigate field, forest, and aquatic habitats. Each habitat station will have activities guided by expert naturalists and scientists including insect displays, pond scooping for invertebrates, looking under logs, learning about bears, and even an art station to make your own nature journal!​

This event is free but pre-registration is required. Register by visiting the Woodcock Nature Center BioBlitz webpage. Sign up for one of 3 timeslots, or an early morning bird survey.

Jun
26
Sun
CCP Event- FREE Gelli Plate Print Sampler @ The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 26  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of monotype and Gelli Plate printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

A monotype is a method of printmaking where an artist directly applies ink to a matrix (plate) which is then transferred onto paper, resulting in a one of a kind print. Gelli Plate Printing utilizes gelatin plates which allows the artist to physically print an image by rubbing paper onto the elastic surface of the plate. Using rollers, q-tips, stencils, and other textural materials, beginners can explore the versatility of printmaking without the use of a printmaking press.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Jul
24
Sun
CCP Event- FREE Cyanotype Print Sampler @ The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 24  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of Cyanotype printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

The cyanotype, or “blue-printing,” is an iron-based photo printing process that responds to UV light. By applying cyanotype chemistry onto paper and using opaque materials to block the paper, the exposed chemistry reacts to the UV rays to turn blue while the “blocked” shape remains white. Participants will create cyanotype prints on paper using found materials and expose the images using the sun’s UV rays.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Aug
21
Sun
CCP Event- FREE Linocut Print Sampler @ The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 21  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of Cyanotype printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

The word “linocut” refers to the medium and the action of this printmaking method. “Lino”, short for linoleum, is the material in which an artist may “cut ” into to create a printable image. Using sharp tools to carve away the non printing area of the image, the remaining untouched linoleum will accept ink to then print onto paper. Linoleum and other soft materials can be used for this relief process due to its ease of carving yet resilience against wearing away.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Sep
15
Thu
Opening Lecture: Out of the Kress Vaults @ Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an opening night lecture to celebrate the opening of Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting, on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from September 16-December 17, 2022. Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, curator of Out of the Kress Vaults, will introduce the exhibition. A reception with light refreshments will follow at 6 p.m.

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

In person in the Diffley Board Room of Bellarmine Hall
Streaming via thequicklive.com

About Out of the Kress Vaults: The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/

Opening Reception: Out of the Kress Vaults and Specimens and Reflections @ Bellarmine Hall
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us after the opening lecture for light refreshments in the Great Hall!

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting and Specimens and Reflections, both on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries from September 16-December 17, 2022. Light refreshments will be served in the Great Hall of Bellarmine Hall. The Bellarmine Hall Galleries will also be open until 8 p.m.

 

Please register on our Eventbrite page prior to the event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-out-of-the-kress-vaults-and-specimens-and-reflections-tickets-337428757497

 

About the exhibitions:

Out of the Kress Vaults: Women in Sacred Renaissance Painting and Specimens and Reflections

The exhibition explores representations of femininity and virtue in Italian Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary, female saints, and nuns. This exhibition is the first in the museum’s history to be co-curated with Fairfield University students. Taking inspiration from two paintings of the Madonna and Child in the museum’s own Samuel H. Kress Collection, students in Dr. Michelle DiMarzo’s art history seminar developed the exhibition by examining Kress collections at other institutions, with an emphasis on works typically held in storage.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/kressvaults/

Specimens and Reflections

Digitally manipulated photographic panoramas of the interiors of Roman churches by Claudia Esslinger (Professor of Art, Kenyon College) are accompanied by the poetry of Royal Rhodes ‘68 (Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Kenyon College) in this unique exhibition that explores the intersection of word and image.

https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/specimens-and-reflections/index.html