Carriage Barn Arts Center kicks off Season with Annual Member Show

NEW CANAAN, CT – The Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park kicked of the 2018/19 season with last Sunday’s opening of the 2018 Member Show. The show features over 150 pieces that celebrate the range, interests, and talents of Carriage Barn member artists working across all subjects, styles, and media in art. Nancy Woodward’s piece Two Stories won the Betty Barker Award for best in show.  The exhibit runs through October 13 and gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sundays from 1-5pm (note the gallery will close at 3pm on 9/30). Admission is free and open to the public.

Other upcoming programs and events include:

Complimentary Coffee & Conversation with the Artists (Sept. 15) 

On Saturday, September 15 between 10am – Noon enjoy complimentary coffee and hear several of the exhibiting artists talk about their work.  

Afterschool Woodworking Class (Sept. 17-Oct. 8)

Kids will enjoy a hands-on introduction to woodworking in this 4-week workshop on Mondays starting September 17.  The class, open to kids ages 6-10, meets from 4-5pm at the Carriage Barn.  Using skills such as sanding, drilling with a hand drill, using wood screws, nails and finishing with paint or stain, they will plan and complete a one-of-a-kind project.  Register online.

Live Jazz Night & Album Release Party (Oct. 6)

Michael-Louis Smith returns to the Carriage Barn with Brooklyn Circle for a night of live jazz and album release party.  

“Capturing Waveny” Plein Air Event (Oct 6/7)

On Saturday, October 6 & Sunday October 7 artists will be painting, sketching and photographing scenes throughout Waveny Park.  All are invited to participate or come see the artists at work.  Completed works showcasing New Canaan’s Waveny Park will be exhibited and for sale in the gallery October 18-21st.   For details and to register as an artist visit carriagebarn.org.

“Art For Alz” Call For Entries (opening Oct. 26)
A call for entries is currently underway for “Art For Alz,” a special exhibit opening October 26 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.  The theme of the exhibit is Love & Light and artists can submit their work online at carriagebarn.org/alz by October 6.  


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