Calendar of Events

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.

Jun
29
Wed
Florence Griswold Museum: Virtual Lecture: How We Eat @ Virtual via Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Brave New World of Food and Drink

with Paco Underhill, Market Researcher and Bestselling Author

Join award-winning researcher and author Paco Underhill for an introduction to his newest book, How We Eat, which demonstrates that our food system—how we produce, process, distribute, and consume food—is broken. Underhill offers an upbeat, hopeful, and characteristically witty approach to how we can change the way we consume.

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/

Sep
24
Sat
Opening Lecture: Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment/Beyond Exile @ Dolan School of Business - Dolan Event Space
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an opening night lecture to celebrate the opening of Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment/Beyond Exile, on view in the Walsh Gallery from September 23-December 17, 2022. Adriana Herrera, PhD, curator of the exhibition will introduce the exhibition. A reception with light refreshments will follow at 6 p.m in the lobby of the Quick Center for the Arts. The Walsh Gallery will also be open until 8 p.m.

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

  • In person in the Dolan Event Space of the Dolan School of Business
  • Streaming via thequicklive.com

Please register on our Eventbrite page prior to the event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-lecture-gladys-triana-beyond-exile-tickets-337436530747

About the exhibition: Gladys Triana is a Cuban-born, New-York-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work rebels against authoritarian rule, domination, and power. She explores themes related to the historical struggle of women and the condition of exile, as well as subjects such as ephemerality, memory, and ultimately the search for a language of transcendence. Triana’s body of work encompasses large-scale sculpture, immersive installations, photography, and mixed media, as well as painting and drawing. Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective, this long-overdue two-venue survey (at the Fairfield University Art Museum and the Art Museum at University of St. Joseph) spans work from the 1970s to the present. The work at Fairfield will focus on her early years in New York, and her sense of exile and feelings of isolation.

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