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.
Instructor: Janet Nunn Date: May 2nd Time: 10am- 4pm Price: $80/ $72 Download Supply List Description: Spring is a great time to paint flowers. Learn how to capture these bright blossoms with watercolors. During the workshop define and shape flowers in two lessons. Janet uses a simplified method to capture the brightness of flowers. All levels are welcome to the class.
Instructor: Slawa Radziszewska Dates: May 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd Time: 10am- 12:30 pm Price: $99 public/ $89 members Download Supply List Description: Using charcoal pencil and your preferred water media you will learn how to create convincing and successful images of the human face. Class will include demonstrations, drawing and painting from photos, drawing and painting using a model, and individual projects. Slawa is an extremely talented portrait artist and a skilled instructor, adept at working with all levels. Visit her website to see some examples of her work. http://slawna.com/wordpress/
Instructor: Beth Hendrix Date: May 7th and 14th Time: 6-7:30pm Price: public $85/members $76.50 Description: In this fun beginner level jewelry class you will learn how to make a spring latch brass cuff bracelet. Participants will use a metal jigsaw, hole-punch and mandrel to create a beautiful cuff, ready to wear. The second part of the piece will be a glass mosaic charm created by arranging dicro-art glass which will be fused in a kiln. Charms will be attached to the cuff with jump rings and rivets to complete a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry students will be proud to show off.
Instructor: Gabrielle Fox Date: June 2nd, 3rd and 4th Time: 9am – 3pm Price: $400/ $360 plus $35 at the time of the class for special materials Description: You will bind two books in our three-day class. The first full leather binding you will complete is a multi-section binding, with visible sewing. The second full leather binding you will complete is a variation of this exposed sewing structure with a full leather spine which can be decorated or titled as you would a traditional binding. In this class you will have the opportunity to decorate both bindings with leather and paper inlays. Based on the Multi-Section Pamphlet in The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books by Gabrielle Fox, the text is sewn into both structures at the very end and is removable for future conservation and replaceable for any changes made in an artist’s book. The delight of these bindings is the ease with which they open and the possible variations that can be used for both design and conservation. The simplicity of the structure provides a binding variation suitable for an endless variety of materials. Gabrielle Fox is a bookbinder based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the 1980’s she taught throughout England and worked from her studio in Sussex before returning to Ohio in 1990. She travels often to care for collections and teach, most recently to Toronto as the Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild Visiting Artist of 2014. Her work is represented in many public and private libraries and being exhibited this year in InsideOut http://www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/exhib/InsideOUT/InsideOUT.html and can be seen in various online exhibition catalogs including http://www.philobiblon.com/bindorama14/index.html Gabrielle is the author of The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books and looking forward to the publication of her history of Larkspur Press.
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.