This exhibition will feature approximately 100 important works by American, European, Australian, and Japanese glass artists from seven Colorado private glass collections. It will present a comprehensive view of international glass movements from the 19th through the 21st centuries.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Center, Redding CA Member Preview Reception Friday, June 12 5:00-8:00pm Join us outside in the Sculpture Garden for beverages and light appetizers and a sneak peek at the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition. Register at http://bit.ly/AnselAdamsFAC Exhibition Dates: June 13 – August 30, 2015 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5pm Sunday, 12 -5 pm All galleries are closed to the public on Mondays Special
Member Preview Reception September 18, 2015 5:00 – 8:00 pm Registration coming soon! Since 1974, when community watercolor artists approached then Director Marion Metsopoulos with the idea of a national watercolor show, Foothills Art Center has established its own interpretation of this exhibition by introducing “watermedia” as its emphasis. The goal was, and still is, to reach beyond the tradition of pure watercolor and embrace innovation in water-based media that now includes
November 14-December 31 | Member Reception: November 13, 6-8pm | Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items, and much more. This unique holiday marketplace atmosphere will feature an array of options for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list.
FAC members are invited to an exclusive first look at the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition. Enjoy light appetizers, beverages and conversation in a fun and informal setting. Invite a guest for a night they’ll remember. Members also receive 10% off their purchases in the gift gallery.
Instructor: Slawa Radziszewska Dates: July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st Time: 10am-12:30pm Price: $99 public/ $89 members Supply List: download here Description: Slawa Radziszewska is an extremely talented portrait artist with years of experience teaching at FAC. This four session class is an excellent way to work on your skills in realistic rendering of the human form in your chosen media. Slawa also has experience in teaching more stylized rendering and thanks to her flexible teaching style all artists are welcome from the novice on up.
Presented by Marianne Lorenz, Curator Sundays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 2:00-3:30pm Foothills Art Center Library Members are free, non-members $5 per lecture Join Foothills Art Center curator, Marianne Lorenz, as she explores the art of world-renowned photographer, Ansel Adams. Adams, one of the most influential and inspirational photographers in the 20th century, was also a committed mountaineer and conservationist who influenced local, regional and national policies on the need to preserve America’s wilderness environment. This four-part lecture series will explore Ansel Adams’ life, how his work fits in the history of landscape art, his place in 20th century photography, and his role as a conservationist who influenced a generation of American legislators and environmentalists. In addition to Adams, artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Albert Bierstadt will be discussed.
Instructor: Mark Mehaffey August 4th- 6th 9am -4pm $350 public/ $315 member Description: Experiment for Fun, Design for Success WE start with what is important to YOU. We build on that to make the strongest painting possible. Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed. Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. A variety of ‘slippery surfaces’ will be explored. These paintings will be as fun and absorbing to view, as they are to paint. There will be both group and individualized instruction. This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where we all learn and share. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials. Mark’s paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections. Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society (twice) and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Award, the top award in the TWSA, the top award in The San Diego International and the top award in the Rocky Mountain National. Mark is the author of “Creative Watercolor Workshop” by North Light and is a popular juror, he was honored to serve as a juror of selection for both the American and National Watercolor Societies. * This workshop is sold out. To be added to the waitlist for this Masters workshop, please email Eriq@foothillsartcenter.org.
Instructor: Tom Sarmo Dates: August 5th, 12th and 19th Time: 5:30pm – 9:30 pm Price: $150 public/ $135 members Download Supply List Description: Explore and learn valuable watermedia methods from the 19th century in this three-session, unique workshop! Tom Sarmo presents a useful and fascinating variety of historic-but-fresh approaches that will expand your knowledge of painting and illustrating using watercolor, bodycolor, and ink techniques. Tom Sarmo is a professional illustrator and artist; his commissioned works and paintings are in public and private collections across the United States. He teaches art and illustration techniques in a variety of workshops and is a dedicated Victorian era geek.