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River/Sea Installation

June 22 - September 27, Thursday - Sunday 1 - 5

Closed July 4th and July 5th


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Sat Aug 23 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour
Sat Sep 06 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour
Fri Sep 12 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Puppets After Dark (Ages 12 -- Adult)
Sun Sep 21 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM
Closing Reception for River/Sea Exhibit & Artist Talk
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Image: Woven Water III detail (photo by the artist)

RIVER/SEA

Gallery hours June 22 -- September 27 (Closed July 4 & 5. ) Thursday – Sunday 1pm to 5pm


Vernon, Connecticut – River/Sea is an exhibition of works on/of paper that explore the artist’s thoughts on water as both subject matter and metaphor. Traces of a flood, memories of a childhood by the sea, and the trauma of oil spills are the artist’s inspiration for a series of handmade books, two room-sized installations, and other works on/of paper. Hocker begins with digital images of water from Connecticut waterways and combines them with various other waterbased media, encaustic, and video to produce ethereal yet intimate works of art. Through the Static and Distance is a room-sized installation of hanging rice paper panels printed with digital photos and infused with encaustic. Video projections provide the lighting. Viewers can travel into the center of the sculpture and back out again. The artist will be in residence June 16 to June 20 creating another on-site paper/fabric waterfall installation. The public is invited to visit from 1pm to 5pm each day to watch the installation take shape.



About the Artist: Barbara Hocker lives in Coventry, CT and maintains a studio in the Arbor Arts Center in Hartford, CT.  She has exhibited extensively in New England, including the Lyman Allen Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum, the Arnold Arboretum, and Artspace New Haven. Locally, Barbara has shown work at Paper New England shows, the Pump House Gallery, Hartford College for Women, and Charter Oak Cultural Center, among others. In 2013 she was awarded a Creation of New Work Initiative grant (along with VCAC) by The Edward C & Ann T, Roberts Foundation and the result of that work is this exhibition. She is also a 2008 recipient of the Greater Hartford Arts Council New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship. A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Barbara studied fibers and printmaking at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Art.


This exhibition is made possible thru a Creation of New Work Initiative Grant from: 

RobertsFoundation

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Classes and Workshops

CHILDREN'S CLASSES
Click here to learn more of all current fall children's classes with telephone registration.

Suminagashi Workshop -- (Ages 12 to Adult)
Date: Sat., September 13
Time: 9:00 – 1:00
Fee: $25 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Barbara Hocker
Learn more and register here



The Joy of Painting (Ages 7-12)
Dates: Mon., Sept. 15 – Mon., Oct. 27 (6 classes. No class October 13)
Time: 4:15 – 6:15
Fee: $125 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Debra Gag
Call to register. Online registration coming soon.


Mom (or Dad or Grandma) and Me -- Making Art Together (Ages 3 – 6)
Dates:
Session 1
Sat., Sept. 27 – Sat., Oct. 11 (3 classes)
Session 2
Sat., Nov. 1 – Sat., Nov. 15 (3 classes)
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Fee: $35 for each child/adult team.
Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell
Call to register. Online registration coming soon.

Autumn Music (Ages 7 – 12)
Dates: Tues., Sept. 16 – Tues., Nov. 4 (8 classes)
Time: 10:00 -- 11:00
Fee: $100.00
Instructor: Rosemary Toth
Call to register. Online registration coming soon.


ADULT CLASSES

Click here to learn more of all current fall adult classes with telephone registration.

Intro to Digital Photography
Dates: Wed. Sept. 10, 17, 24 (Three weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 (3 weeks)
Fee: $105
Instructor: Peter Glass
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Writing Workshop
Dates: Wed., Sept. 17 – Wed., Oct. 22 (6 classes)
Time: 7:00 -- 9:00 (6 classes)
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Joan Shapiro
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Exploring Pastels – All Levels Welcome
Dates:
Session 1
Thur., Sept. 18 – Thur., Oct. 23 (6 weeks)
Session 2
Thur., Oct. 30 – Thur., Dec.11 (No Class Thanksgiving)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Fee: $125
Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell
Call to register. Online registration coming soon.

Painting with Watercolors -- Evening Class -- All Levels Welcome
Dates: Tues., Sept. 16 – Tues., Oct. 21 (6 classes)
Time: 7:00 -- 9:00
Fee: $125.00
Instructor: Lynette Goric
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Painting Landscapes with Acrylics – Beginner to Intermediate Students
Dates: Thurs., Sept. 18 Thurs., Oct. 23 (6 Classes)
Time: 6:30 -- 9:00
Fee: $155.00 + $30.00 for materials
Instructor: Debra Gag
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Weekly Ongoing Watercolor Class
Dates: Thursday mornings
Time: 9:30 – 12:00
Instructor: Beth Parys
To register or for more information call Beth Parys at (413) 245-3295
Learn more here.

VCAC EVENTS

Zen Yoga, Tai Chi and Private Art Tour

Saturday August 23, 10:00 - 11:00am 

Saturday September 6, 10:00 - 11:00am

Barbara Hocker

Puppets After Dark (Ages 12 – Adult)

Friday September 12 7:30 9:00 pm 

Puppetry Slam in collaboration with UConn's Puppet Arts Program

Closing Reception for River/Sea Exhibit

Sunday September 21 1:00 - 5:00

2:00 Gallery Talk by Barbara Hocker


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