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GLASSHOUSE OF IMMIGRANTS – Jill Enfield

Five Points Gallery 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

“…this ever-evolving diversity challenges the idea of a single dominant vision of the American identity, encouraging Americans to embrace inclusion and pluralism.” – Ellis Island Museum.     “The New Americans” is a physical display of heritage, genealogy, and homeland. My paternal relatives fled to America in the 1930s from Frankfurt, Germany. I was brought […]

SIX PAINTINGS – John Keefer

Five Points Gallery 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

John Keefer’s paintings are large, dramatic, and beautifully rendered metaphoric representations of the artist’s inner turmoil with the current social and political affairs from around the world.  Keefer pessimistically states, “My paintings are me being dragged kicking and screaming into a meaningless present.” The paintings depict overwhelming distress, as ships on open seas erupt in […]

EXPLORING ABSTRACTION WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Souby Boski Date: Friday, August 5th Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM This workshop is intended for anyone who wants to explore non-representational painting by experimenting and applying free expression of one’s personal perception. Students of all levels develop a working knowledge of abstract painting, challenging them to see and interpret in new ways. Using acrylic paint, graphite, […]

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DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

Recurring

DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

Virtual Artist Talk: Enfield, Keefer & Rainwater

Virtual Event

Jill Enfield, a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author has been teaching photography for many years with a concentration on historical techniques and alternative processes. The photographs in this exhibition embody a physical display of heritage, genealogy, and homeland. Using 19th century wet collodion ambrotypes with digital scanning and 21st century printing, Enfield’s Glasshouse […]

Recurring

DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

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MATTE ALBUMEN

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Jessica Somers Date(s): September 17th and 18th Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00 In this workshop, we will explore a modern variation of the original Albumen process to create photographs that have a vintage appearance. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of coating paper with an egg white solution, preparing digital negatives, […]

Recurring

MATTE ALBUMEN

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Jessica Somers Date(s): September 17th and 18th Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00 In this workshop, we will explore a modern variation of the original Albumen process to create photographs that have a vintage appearance. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of coating paper with an egg white solution, preparing digital negatives, […]

“Artistic Breakthrough: Myth vs Fact” 10th Anniversary Lecture with Ann Temkin

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Five Points Arts Presents it's 10th Anniversary Lecture: "Artistic Breakthrough: Myth vs Fact" a lecture by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA. Five Points Arts Center, 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Cocktail Reception with Ann Temkin - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM $100 per person | […]

Pastel Landscapes with Leslie Landau

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor:  Leslie Landau Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Time: 10AM - 1PM Member $ 58.50 Non - Member $65.00 Leslie will  present various mini lessons on general design applied to landscape, still life and the figure.She will bring examples of works created by various artists to illustrate the range that pastels offer. Attendees will have […]

Gyotaku – Japanese Fish Printing

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Christine Mitchell Dates: Saturday, January 14, 2023 Times: 10AM - 2PM Member: $ 58.50 Non - Member: $ 65.00 The gyotaku method of printmaking uses fish, sea creatures, or similar subjects as its 'printing plates'. It is rumored that samurai would settle fishing competitions using gyotaku prints. The original form of gyotaku, as a […]