Primitive Curiosities

August 28 - September 28, 2019 - Primitive Curiosities, Collaborative Paintings of All Access Artists

Artists' Opening Reception - Thursday, September 26, 6-8:00pm

Wave.jpgThe title of the project is “Primitive Curiosities” and focuses on Art History and how symbolism has been used for thousands of years to convey meaning.  Artwork will include large paintings illustrating what is important to the group by using primitive painting techniques and symbolism. The paintings will replicate the style of many of the cave drawing discovered throughout the ages and symbols used in artwork that have existed for thousands of years. Color and design has been implemented but freedom of expression is stressed in all the art pieces.   The exhibit will include a theatre production written and acted by adults with disabilities from the Unified Theater in Southington and will be performed alongside the artwork September 26.  SoCCA has partnered and collaborated with many similar organizations for the past 2 years and this production will be another facet of the arts and the opportunity to experience different avenues for our participants.

‘Collaborating within Community’ comes to mind when assembling a project statement.
SoCCA’s All Access program serves at present six groups in separate working sessions.  Sessions include sketching and painting, demonstrations of techniques, discussions within arts applications, hands-on creative exercises, and physical stretching through guided movement.  Topics including a wide range of focus to capture attention to diverse interests.  Students work closely together in studio spaces set up to accommodate multiple pursuits in creativity with studios supplies stocked with many visual arts media.  Instructors guide exercises for individuals to express imagery through each owns ability, not criticizing nor altering individuals artistic output.  Participants are encouraged to make choices of their own, and are supported through group observations and discussions touching on personal expression.  The collaborative paintings are composed in each group and include elements of each individual participating in the All Access Program.

July 1 - 31, 2019 - Faces of Southington, Photography by John Atashian 

Shooting well know faces of Southington over the past 20 years has been a mission by photographer, John Atashian. Captured during special events and activities throughout town., the exhibit includes 75 different photographs featuring over 100 familiar faces some of which include: John Weichsel, Gail DePaolo, Chris Palmieri, Melissa & Charlie Cocuzza, Julie Wallace, Teresa & Mike Soltis, Andy & Fran Meade, Jim & Rosemary Champagne, Gary Brumback, Jack Eisenmann, John Meyers.  Learn more about John Atashian Photography and to view more of his Southington related images you can visit www.johnatashian.com

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Left to Right:  SoCCA Staff Ribbon Cutting: Left to right – Diann Thomson, Paula Knight, Lori Holm, Dawn Miceli, Mary DeCroce, back -Susan Skarvinko, Susan Urillo Larson, Mindy Otlowski, Diana Sheard, front - Linda Deluca.  Southington Fire Department staff members representing Company #2 racing during the Apple Harvest Festival Bed Race event.  Victoria Triano, Lynn Rossini, Gail Depaolo & Moira Meyers dancing and having fun at the Aqua Turf Club.

Recent Exhibits - Our history with Individauls and Organizations participating in our Gallery Programming.

SACA, Southington Arts and Crafts Association

June 8-28, 2019 - 28th Annual Juried Exhibit

Opening and Awards Reception - June 7,  6:30 - 8:30pm

An exhibit of members and non-members works selected by Juror, Bill Thompson - Professor of Illustration at the University of Hartford.  Artwork including original paintings, graphics, photography, and mixed media.

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Women Photographers of Connecticut

May 4 - 31, 2019 - Photography by WPOC

Artists' Opening Reception - Friday, May 10, 6-9:00pm

“Women Photographers of Connecticut” was envisioned by Geneva Renegar in 2015 as a creative endeavor to collectively bring together female photographers of the Nutmeg State, a group of amateur, professional and new photographers. It has been a vision fulfilled as the group comprises 900 women and growing.  Since our inception we have exhibited as the group “Women Photographers of Connecticut” at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Wauregan Gallery, La Grua Center, Spectrum Art Gallery and Madison Outdoor Arts Festival. Members have conducted workshops, led field trips and have traveled to various locations for photo shoots. The group continues to be active and engaged and are continually adding new members.

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