The Village Project
Now extended through April 4, 2019
Opening Reception, Saturday, March 2, 2019, 3-5 pm
Artist Talk and Closing Reception, Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6 pm
The Village Project installation is a community-created installation that will be on exhibit at CAW from 3/1-4/4/19. 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. Artwork by Minnerly and Bracken on both levels of the Hilles Gallery complement their sculptural centerpiece.
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.
Gallery visitors are welcome throughout March to see the exhibition, work with clay to create their homes, then fire their pieces in CAW’s kilns. Once their work has been completed, it will added to the growing collective community centered in our gallery around Bracken’s organic sculptures made of Connecticut vines, roots, and dirt.
For information on how to bring a group to CAW, contact Robin Green at email@example.com.
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
Creative Arts Workshop Benefit Gala
Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:30-9 pm
To create freely is to live fully. This idea is lived out every day at Creative Arts Workshop. It drives our commitment to deliver opportunities to do just that—to make art, to think, and to be.
Please join us as we celebrate creativity, our great city, bold visions for the future, and the role the arts play in making this region a cultural and creative hub. Where? The CAW Gala Benefit on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Canal Dock Boathouse.
There will be much to celebrate. With new leadership, new classes, new instructors, and new partnerships, we are sparking creativity, vitality and life in the Audubon Arts District.
We’ll have a live auction, a silent auction, and a few surprises. Don’t miss it!
The CAW gala is always a great way to kick off the summer season, to see friends, to buy great art—and a fun way to support creativity in action. Please join us on June 20. Tickets on sale soon.