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Silvermine to celebrate 100th anniversary with a Community Open House on Sept. 10

NEW CANAAN, CT, August 12, 2022—Silvermine Arts Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sat., Sept. 10, with a day of instructor demonstrations, hands-on art projects for all ages, and new exhibitions in both the student and main galleries.

Current students, prospective students, children and families, and all who are new to Silvermine are invited to experience a wide range of artistic disciplines and to discover why this 100-year-old arts center is the preeminent learning destination for visual arts in Fairfield County.

The Open House is free and is a rain-or-shine event. The day of activities is broken out into a morning session from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors can buy lunch at the event or bring their own—and all are welcome to stay the whole day.

There will be demonstrations by Silvermine’s distinguished instructors in both the morning and afternoon in various media that are taught at the school, including ceramics /wheel throwing, woodworking, Ikebana, Sumi-e painting, abstract painting, and more. Hands-on projects for all ages will be offered in clay, watercolors, printmaking, and pastels.

Two new exhibitions will be open during this event. In the galleries, the 72nd A•ONE, Silvermine’s signature exhibition, will feature a wide range of collectible, contemporary artwork that is both vibrant and surprising, and the 32nd Silvermine Student Exhibition in the School Student Gallery will feature award winners from this year’s online student show. There will be an opening reception for the student show from 2:30–4:30 p.m.

For the most updated information, check the calendar of events posted on the website—www.silvermineart.org

Silvermine’s Fall Session runs from September 19 to December 17. Registration is online through the website.

Silvermine Arts Center is grateful to WSHU for its media sponsorship for the event.

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