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.

 

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.

October 2017

ofrendas2Ofrendas with Peter Marin

Thursday, October 12
7-9pm
Ages: 21+
$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Enjoy wine and snacks while you make and explore ofrendas, a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar during the Día de Muertos celebration.

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Peter Marin was born and raised in Mexico City.  He has lived in New York City, Madrid, San Francisco and Oakland.  Marin has been painting abstraction for 25 years, and exhibits both nationally and internationally in Mexico, Spain, California, New York and North Carolina. As an independent artist, he has forged a professional path shaped by curating and producing independent exhibitions, expositions in public spaces, non-profit programming, cultural arts, and programs on abstraction. He is also an active advocate for the arts, and supports 501c3 organizations by serving on boards, volunteering, fundraising and donating.