Creative Matters: Contemporary Student Work
January 17- February 23, 2019
Opening Reception January 17, 2019, 6-8 pm
CAW’s annual student exhibit will take place from January 17 through February 23, with an opening reception on the 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Come expect the unexpected! Works for students from all eight of CAW’s studios will be exhibited. We will showcase new works in 8+ disciplines–metal sculpture, pottery, photography, fiber arts, painting, drawing and printmaking.
The Village Project
Opening Reception, Saturday, March 2, 2019, 3-5 p.m.
The Village Project installation is a community-created installation that will be on exhibit at CAW from 3/1-4/2/19. Created by artist Denise Minnerly (Norwalk, CT), in collaboration with Don Bracken (Cornwall Bridge, CT), the exhibition will feature handmade, floor-resting clay houses which form a village and a collection of hanging vines, assembled into a sculptural pod, which serves as an extension of the village.
Opening on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with a free reception, Minnerly and Bracken will introduce their installation, inviting visitors to create their own interpretations of dwelling to add to the community over the course of the month.
There will be workshops and opportunities throughout March for visitors to come to CAW, work with clay to create their homes, then fire their pieces in CAW’s kilns. Once their work has been completed, visitors will add their home to the growing collective community centered in our gallery around Bracken’s organic sculptures made of Connecticut vines, roots, and dirt. Dates and times tba.
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Edible Book Tea
Sunday, April 7, 2019 1-4 pm (see below for details)
Every April, Creative Arts Workshop’s book arts department presents the Edible Book Tea, part of a worldwide celebration – the International Edible Book Festival in which “edible books” are created, displayed, and small events are held. This is our 16th year participating in this global event.
Culinary and literary arts come together in delicious offerings, are photographed, and then consumed. Children’s area and activities provided.
The event was initiated in 2000 by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron to commemorate “the birthday of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food, though April Fools’ Day is also related as “the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the ‘books’ are consumed on the day of the event.”
Free. Attendees are invited to bring an entry for display and consumption!
1 pm Bring entry for set up display — Participants (table space provided by CAW)
2-3 pm Viewing of the entries — General Public
3-4 pm Eating the entries — General Public