Registration Open for Silvermine Arts Center Fall Courses and Workshops

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Registration is open for Fall 2019 courses and workshops at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan. Silvermine’s Fall Semester Course catalog is available online. Registration for the Fall Semester began on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Students can register over the phone, in person, or online for any of Silvermine’s courses or workshops.

STAR Silvermine ArtAcademy

New Arts Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Silvermine Arts Center

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Silvermine Arts Center, in partnership with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, announced on Thursday the creation of a new arts education program called “ArtAcademy.”

ArtAcademy taps into the transformative power of art for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by engaging them in a variety of art classes in an inclusive setting on Silvermine’s campus. — an announcement from Silvermine Arts Center

This new initiative expands Silvermine’s previous collaboration with STAR held at the Norwalk Public Library where students sampled classes in watercolors, pastels, and collages. On-site classes at Silvermine will enhance the instruction and experience by offering proper studios with special facilities and equipment in a creative environment where STAR participants will interact with teachers and fellow students. “ArtAcademy will offer the resources and pathways for adults with I/DD to explore, develop, and share their talents — and perhaps even discover skills that might lead to career development,” said Robin Jaffee Frank, director of strategy and development at Silvermine. “The STAR participants will develop art skills and social interactions, leading to improved creativity and independence,” Frank said.

Panel Discussion for Art Collectors at Silvermine Arts Center

Second Panel Discussion: The Landscape of Collecting
Thursday April 27, 6pm

NORWALK, CT, April 24, 2017 — The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County continues its partnership with Silvermine Arts Center in producing a series of events on the theme of better cultivating art collectors in Fairfield County to help support the regional arts economy. The second panel discussion in the Cultivating Collectors series, “The Landscape of Collecting,” will be held on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at the Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. The discussion will focus on the education of collectors: what are the best sources of information about trends and rising artists, what should collectors look for in artists’ resumes, how can they develop and trust their own eye in evaluating the work of artists, how can they best gauge an investment in an artist, and more. The panel of curators, writers, artists, an investment expert, and a collector, will also explore the best ways of building relationships between curators, museums, galleries, writers, artists and collectors. Registration for this free event is required and can be madehere. Panelists are: Marty Baron, Sharon Butler, Robin Jaffe Frank, Terri Smith andDmitri Wright.