GALLERY / EXHIBITIONS

Our 2018 Phillips and West Gallery Schedule

JAN 5 – FEB 4: “NEW YEAR – NEW ART”

A New Member Exhibition

Opening Reception, Jan 5th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)

Come and meet the Loft Artists’ New Members!  The LAA is proud to highlight the work of 10 new artists, all working with interesting and diverse themes and mediums.

FEB 9 – MAR 11: “COLOR FIELDS”

An All Member Exhibit with The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Opening Reception Feb 9th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)

An exhibition of LAA artist’s work inspired by the painting of the Color Field movement of the late 1960s. An original “Color Field” painting will be on loan for the exhibit from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

MAR 16 – APR 22: “THE EMERGING GODDESS”

A Collection of Empowering Females by Christa Forrest

Opening Mar 23rd, 6-9 PM (Phillips Gallery)

LAA artist Christa Forrest presents an edgy, modern presentation of figurative art promoting the female as a powerful figure. Forrest shows a collection of female icons unleashing the spirit from within commenting, “The empowering female icon, whether religious, spiritual, or superhero – she is what we envision within ourselves. Who we strive to be. Who we want to become. Who we are when all the other layers are taken off to reveal our inner selves.”

MAR 17 & MAR 24 “COME AND DRAW WITH US”

Our Annual Community Drawing Event , 12 – 3:30 pm (West Gallery)

The LAA annual Free Community Drawing Events are open to the public and feature activities for all ages including a graffiti wall! Still life set ups and live models from the ballet school are also featured. Drawing classes around a variety of topics are given by artists in their studios to round out two exciting Saturdays focused on drawing for all ages!

APR 27 – JUN 3: “BRING A FRIEND TO THE LAA”

An All Member Exhibit

Opening Reception, Apr 27th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)

The LAA hosts its first ever member/guest show where each LAA artist will invite a non-member artist to exhibit side by side. Each duo will coordinate a unique theme for this exciting show that will bring together artists from all over the region.

JUN 8 – JUL 8: “IN OTHER WORLDS”

A Solo Exhibition by Anna Badini

Opening Reception, June 8th 6-9pm (Phillips Gallery)

“In Other Worlds” presents a diverse, yet connected body of work by Loft Artist, Anna Badini.  Born in Africa, raised in Italy and American since her teens, Badini has traveled extensively throughout the world. As a result of her experiences, the environment of the universe has become an eternal source of inspiration and reminiscence, as well as providing emotional, psychological and spiritual significance.

JUN 8 – JUL 8: “A COLLECTION OF LIFESIZE PORTRAITS”  

An All Member Exhibit

(West Gallery)

LAA artists explore the human figure by creating realistic and/or life-size human portraits on brown paper. Experience the diversity and creativity of these unique figures!

JUL 13 – AUG 12: “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”

An All Member Exhibit

Opening Jul 13th, 6-8 pm (Phillips Gallery)

LAA artists explore this very relevant topic with a variety of artistic interpretations of a concept ingrained in the American culture and way of life. Works will depict the artist’s interpretation of this phrase and how it translates to visual representation.

JUN 23 & 30, JUL 7, 14, 21 & 28, AUG 4 & 11

“SUMMER ART SATURDAYS FOR CHILDREN”

10 am-12pm (West Gallery)

The LAA presents its annual series of summer workshops for children. Galleries and studios will be open for children to share in art activities directed by LAA artists. Activities will include; beading, clay, landscape painting, perspective drawing and much more!

AUG 17 – SEP 24: “RELISHING RESTRAINT”

Our Fifth Annual Juried Show

Opening Sep 7th, 6-8 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)

Our fifth annual Tri-state juried exhibition.   The theme and concept is created by this year’s juror, Krista Scenna, an independent curator and gallerist based in Brooklyn, NY.  Scenna’s thought process for “Relishing Restraint” comes from our limitations.  She states “while limitations are often considered negative or restrictive to daily life or artistic production, they have the potential to enhance both if embraced as a strength, as opposed to a weakness. Restraints compel us to respond to adverse situations in creative and unorthodox ways, with results that can be markedly complex and nuanced. “Relishing Restraint” will explore how contemporary artists working today have embraced limitations imposed by space, finances, materials, identity, time (or otherwise) to enhance or transform their practice for the better.

NOV 3 & 4: 40th “ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS”

Sat & Sun 12 – 5 pm (Phillips and West Galleries)

The LAA celebrates its 40th annual studios with over 40 artists in 14 studios and 2 galleries.

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