Artist Talk: Elizabeth Englander and Eduardo Andres Alfonso at The Aldrich Museum

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Thursday, July 18 | 6 to 7 pm Please join artist Elizabeth Englander and Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso for a talk on the work and ideas behind Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3, the artist’s first museum exhibition. The talk will explore the relationship between the contemporary materials forming the sculptures of deities and the deep history of iconography drawn from Englander’s study of Asian religious art. This talk will include a Q&A with the artist and curator. Participants can register to attend this program in-person at the Museum or virtually over Zoom. Members, please join us at 5:30 pm in the Atrium for a members-only reception before the talk. Not a member? Join today to attend this special event. Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 is organized by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at The Aldrich, and is on view through October 27, 2024. For more information

Free – $15

Guilford Craft Expo 2024

Guilford Town Green Broad Street, Guilford

July 19-21, 2024 The renowned Guilford Craft Expo returns to the Guilford July 19-21, 2024 for its annual celebration of fine craftsmanship, creativity, and community spirit. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Guilford’s historic green, Guilford Craft Expo 2024 promises to dazzle visitors with an array of exceptional traditional and contemporary craft by over 170 American artists and makers. The Guilford Craft Expo marks its 64th year as one of New England’s premier craft shows. Organized by the Guilford Art Center, this highly anticipated event draws thousands of visitors each year, offering a unique opportunity to discover exceptional handmade goods while supporting the arts. For more information

$9 – $10

Call for Artists: Form and Function: Arts Center East: Vernon

Arts Center East 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon

Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024 Arts Center East is showcasing the work of artists who make 3D art! Open to artists who work in clay, ceramics, pottery, glass, woodworking, found object sculpture/assemblage, paper sculpture and 3D fiber work, plaster sculpture, metalwork, and more. Whether you sculpt for the love of form or you create functional pieces, we want to display your work!  For more information

$30 – $35

Ink and Time: European Prints from the Wetmore Collection at Fairfield University Art Museum

Fairfield University Art Museum 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield

Bellarmine Hall Galleries September 12 – December 21, 2024 This exhibition samples the richness of European print culture between the late 15th and late 18th centuries through more than fifty woodcuts, engravings, and etchings, including work by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, and Canaletto. The exhibition explores themes including the collaborative nature of printmaking, the continuing demand for technical innovations, and the problem of “reproductive” prints for the modern viewer. All of the works in the exhibition are on loan from the Wetmore Collection at Connecticut College. This is the second exhibition to have been curated by Fairfield University students in the Museum Exhibition Seminar, working alongside exhibition curator Michelle DiMarzo, PhD (FUAM Curator of Education and Academic Engagement; Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Culture, VPA) For more information

Art: Sacred Space: A Brandywine Workshop and Archive Print Exhibition at Walsh Gallery: Fairfield

Fairfield University Art Museum 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield

September 21 – December 21, 2024 Sacred Space, organized by guest curator Juanita Sunday, draws on the rich history of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, founded in Philadelphia in 1972 by artist Allan Edmunds. As of 2023, FUAM is home to a Brandywine “satellite collection,” joining other institutions including Harvard Art Museums, RISD Museum, and the University of Delaware Museums. This exhibition features works from FUAM’s own collection as well as loans from Brandywine itself. Sacred Space encourages a deep exploration of spiritual connection, inviting viewers to reflect on the ancestral wisdom and memory passed down through generations. The exhibition serves as a portal into the interconnected realms of spirituality, time, space, memory, and culture. The artists pay homage to their forebears, drawing upon cultural traditions, rituals, and sacred practices to honor and preserve, as well as question, the invaluable heritage that shapes our identities. “My belief is that art is best as the articulation of spiritual ideas or transformative intention. It can be an agent of spiritual inspiration or personal and social transformation.” - Michael D. Harris For more information