Calendar of Events

Jan
18
Tue
Bruce Beginnings @ Bruce Museum
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children, ages 2 – 5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities.  Topics will rotate between art and science. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum.

Youth and Family Programming at the Bruce Museum is generously supported by GIVE: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.​

Jan
20
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, Bullfight, 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re kicking off our spring 2022 Art in Focus series with Alexandre Lunois’s Bullfight lithograph! Take a look at the piece here. Send your observations or questions to Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement ([email protected]) prior to joining the virtual conversation!

This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus event on Thursday, January 27, register here!

Jan
25
Tue
Bruce Beginnings @ Bruce Museum
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children, ages 2 – 5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities.  Topics will rotate between art and science. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum.

Youth and Family Programming at the Bruce Museum is generously supported by GIVE: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.​

Jan
27
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, Bullfight, 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

We’re so excited to kick off our series of in-person Art in Focus events in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries with Alexandre Lunois’ Bullfight lithograph. Take a look at the piece here and bring your questions and observations to the Bellarmine Hall Galleries at 11 a.m. on January 27!

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus event on Thursday, January 20, register here!
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.
Jan
29
Sat
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Family Day: Chinese Art @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jan 29 all-day

Join us for family-friendly arts and crafts inspired by our Chinese exhibitions ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING (on view in the Walsh Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts, from January 21-March 5, 2022). This event is suitable for ages 4-10.

All who have selected tickets will receive the link to our exclusive Family Day YouTube playlist prior to Saturday, January 29th.

We invite you to join this event via the following options:

  • Local Pickup ONLY tickets: Please sign up with the name of each child attending. 1 ticket=1 child. This option is only available to local residents who are available to pick up supplies. Further instructions for bag pickup will be sent only to these 20 subscribers.
  • Virtual ONLY tickets: open to both local and distant families. No art supplies will be provided.

Tag us on social media at @FairfieldUAM with your completed projects to be entered into a monthly raffle for a $25 gift card to Michaels!

Feb
9
Wed
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy with He Jiancheng @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist He Jiancheng demonstrates the ancient Chinese art of calligraphy in this workshop, presented live from the artist’s studio in China. He Jiancheng’s artworks are on view in the Walsh Gallery in the exhibition SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II (January 21-March 5, 2022).

Please note: this event is streaming only.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington travelled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

About ink/stone: This exhibition presents works by Chinese artists from the 20th and 21st centuries who engage with ink and stone as materials, subjects, and concepts. Employing a range of techniques and media, the artists make diverse points of contact with older Chinese artistic traditions. Some embrace the emphasis on ink brushstrokes on paper or silk to render mountainous landscapes or rock forms; others incorporate media and styles usually associated with western painting: oil on canvas, or gouache and watercolor. Yet others use photography, industrial processes of fabrication, or create conceptual and performance art. The contemporary works are shown together with older stone objects such as Buddhist steles, a scholar’s rock, and inkstones, which provide historical touchpoints for the artists’ reinterpretations of these forms and media. The exhibition is curated by Ive Covaci, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Art History at Fairfield University.

Feb
10
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Art in Focus: Luo Biwu, Parts, 2015, silkscreen print @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Next up in our Art in Focus series is Luo Biwu’s 2015 screenprint, Parts. Stop into the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view this print in person in the exhibition SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II, and then join the virtual conversation!

This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus event on Thursday, February 17, register here!

SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

Feb
17
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: Luo Biwu, Parts, 2015, silkscreen print @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in the Walsh Gallery at 11 a.m. on February 17 for some close looking and conversation about Luo Biwu’s screenprint Parts, on view as a part of  SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II!

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus event on Thursday, February 10, register here!
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

Feb
26
Sat
Fairfield University Art Museum – Family Day: Roman Art @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Feb 26 all-day

Join us for a family-friendly arts and crafts inspired by Roman mosaics, vessels, and coins currently on view at the Fairfield University Art Museum! Suitable for ages 4-10.

All who have selected tickets will receive the link to our exclusive, Family Day YouTube playlist prior to Saturday, January 29th.

We invite you to join this event via the following options:

  • Local Pickup ONLY tickets: Please sign up with the name of each child attending. 1 ticket=1 child. This option is only available to local residents who are available to pick up supplies. Further instructions for bag pickup will be sent only to these 20 subscribers.
  • Virtual ONLY tickets: open to both local and distant families. No art supplies will be provided.

Tag us on social media at @FairfieldUAM with your completed projects to be entered into a monthly raffle for a $25 gift card to Michaels!

Mar
8
Tue
CCP WORKSHOP: ENCAUSTIC PRINTMAKING: THE SERIES AND THE BOOK @ The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

Instructor: Leslie Giuliani

March 8 – 10,  2022, 10AM – 4PM

Tuesday – Thursday, 3-day workshop

IN STUDIO WORKSHOP

Class size 4, Beginner Levels

$400 Members, $450 Non-members

 

In this three day workshop, artists will be introduced to painting and printmaking using the ancient hot wax-based material Encaustic. Participants will explore printmaking without a press with the option to sequence and construct our prints into books. Day one will cover the basics of Monotype using encaustics and on day two, participants will dive into combining these techniques with paper lithography, sewing prints together, weaving monotypes and creating narratives within your work. The workshop will conclude on the third day with finalizing projects with coptic binding, page sequencing, and basic book construction.

 

LESLIE GIULIANI, originally from Philadelphia, PA, received her BFA in Fine Art from The University of Delaware, with further studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work is represented in collections of the Housatonic Museum of Art, the State of CT and many private collections. She was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the state of CT for Craft. She is a Core Support Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints. Giuliani lives and works in Weston, CT.

 

Visit Leslie at www.lesliegiuliani.com