With spring comes new life, a new location, and a new staff member for Gallery 224 in Port Washington
This spring we are establishing the Arts Council at a third location in the heart of downtown Port Washington, at 303 N. Franklin Street. It is a family friendly gallery space where you can make something, buy something, and learn something. As part of this initiative we welcome Pamela Hugdahl as Administrative Director. Pam comes to us from the Cedarburg Art Museum, where she was the director since 2016. We are excited to have her join our team. Our door will open in May!
Saturday, April 20, is the Artist Talk and Closing Reception for the exhibition From One to Another. The talk will feature the dialog between teachers and their students.
Saturday, April 27, join us for a Pinhole Photography Workshop led by Hal Rammel at Studio 224. The cost of the workshop is $25 or $35 for families. Fee includes making a pinhole camera that you can keep. Register and pay online at the link.
Sunday, April 28, bring your pinhole camera and join us for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. This event is free, however registration is required. The darkroom at Studio 224 will be open from 10:00am until 2:30pm for processing paper negatives. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 10, is the Opening Reception for Emerging 2019 at Gallery 224. Exhibition features the Port Washington High School Studio Art Class, and runs through May 18.
Saturday, May 18, is the opening day for Discovering Port En Plein Air, an opportunity for plein air painters to capture the scenic views of Port Washington at their convenience, over the course of ten weeks. No worries about the weather or scheduling conflicts, just show up when the spirit moves you! For those who prefer to paint with a group, we are offering four meet-up dates with a different guest plein air artist each time. The first meet-up date is Saturday, May 18. Select paintings will be featured at Gallery 224 in August. Watch for details in the coming weeks.
Sunday, May 19, ARTservancy artist Nicole Shaver will be featured at the World Migratory Bird Day at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. Other artists will be present with information about ARTservancy.
Sunday, May 26, the Arts Council will host an opening reception in their new space at 303 N. Franklin Street during the Annual Community Street Festival in Port Washington.
Drop in and Draw, every Friday morning from 10:00-11:30. Stop by with a sketch pad and drawing materials of your choice for some inspiration, ideas and camaraderie. Please note the day has changed from Thursday to Friday!
Photo Book Conversation meets the first Monday evening of every month from 6:30-8:30. This is an informal gathering at Studio 224 where people are invited to show up with a favorite photo book or two to share with the group.