Art Happy Hour

Art Happy Hour

A monthly series encouraging recreational and fun interactions with art and artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments while learning a new skill and meeting some cool people. No experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit!

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

Interested in a private Art Happy Hour for friends or family? Private sessions are available for groups of 15 or less. Contact Angela Lombardi for more information.

 

August 2017

glitterGlitterati with Cat Manolis

Thursday, August 10
7-9pm

Ages: 21+
$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Enjoy wine and snacks while you make sparkly, glittery pictures!

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Cat Manolis’ recent painting series can be seen as fuzzy and frequently interrupted newscasts.  Visual “bites” in over-saturated colors are painted together on hand-drafted and/or hand-sequined backgrounds.  Ideas, opinions and disparate visual images are sorted and then mashed together.  The environmental crisis, political unrest and questions about the future frequently surface on these canvases without the bindings of political correctness.  The subjects inhabiting the paintings are treated with irony, sarcasm and great love.

 

September 2017

shiboriDip into Shibori with Gretchen Morrissey

Thursday, September 7
7-9pm
Ages: 21+
$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Enjoy wine and snacks while you make beautiful dyed indigo pieces using the Japanese technique of shibori and more.

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MorrisseyDesign is a sustainable design studio set up by textile designer, Gretchen Morrissey.  The capsule collection uses natural dyes and heritage printing techniques to create strong, beautiful heirloom pieces with a minimal impact on our surroundings.  Every piece made in her Durham, North Carolina studio has a direct relationship to the environment through the use of natural materials and considered design.  From sourcing materials & dyes, to each mark of the hand the work endeavors to tell a story.