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Check out next week’s classes, workshops and events!
Neurographica (Ages 13+) All Levels
August 15th – August 31st 6:00 – 8:00PM
Neurographica® is a method that enables you to change your perception of yourself
and your surroundings by using drawing techniques. It was developed in 2014 by
Pavel Piskarev, a Russian Psychologist. This 2 hour workshop introduces you to,
and allows you to explore the process. Experience positive changes in your life
through drawing, using the Neurographica® method. This process provides a
way to express your feelings and make your dreams a reality.
The class does not require previous drawing experience.
Tik Tok Tuesday for Teens and Tweens (Ages 10-16)
August 15 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Join the Tik Tok trend with the Alliance!
Each month, on the 3rd Tuesday, Instructor Tiani Rosado will guide tweens and
teens through one of the latest Tik Tok Art projects. In August we’ll be creating
beautiful beaded hangers. Perfect for hanging in your room or getting a jumping
on holiday gift giving. All supplies will be provided, so grab some friends and
have some fun at the Alliance this summer!
Manga Painting And Pizza
August 17th 6:00PM-8:00PM
Join us for a Manga/cartoon Painting workshop- perfect for all levels! We’ll provide
the pizza and drinks while popular Instructor Terry Lynn Spry will guide students
along each step in process to create their own artwork. In this class students will be
given an assignment to paint or they can bring in a photo of something they would
like to paint. Instructor will guide students along each step in process to create their
own artwork. All In creative fun environment.
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Discovering Soul Collage : An Introductory Workshop (Beginner Level)
August 18th 10:00AM-12:30PM
SoulCollage® is a contemplative and insightful process of self-discovery.
It gently opens you to a new way of exploring your inner wisdom. It is a
practice by which you can communicate with the unique aspects of yourself
while engaging your creativity! Using simple tools – scissors, glue, magazine
images, and mat board – you create cards that are uniquely yours. This
process honors your own time, pace, inner-language and spirituality. No prior
art experience needed. This introductory workshop will provide everything
you need to get started with SoulCollage®.
Free Family Art Lab
August 19th 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of each month during
Family ArtLab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore
something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more –
all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and
artistic traditions around the world. Recommended for ages five and older, but all
ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
Family ArtLabs are free and open to the public, but a $10 suggested family donation
keeps programming affordable and accessible.
Call to Artists for September’s Juried Exhibit
We believe in the healing power of art. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we have seen a great
need for healing in our community. We are asking artists to create artwork about their experiences
during or after the storm in any capacity. It may be stories of resilience or trauma or loss. It can
evoke a wide range of emotions. It is meant to be cathartic and therapeutic and shareable, something
everyone can relate to in some way.
Artists may submit 1 – 3 pieces for consideration for this exhibition. There is no entry fee. We encourage
artists to submit 2D and 3D artwork using found objects and recycled materials collected after Hurricane Ian.
Alternatively, we ask artists to submit artwork expressing their experiences during and after Hurricane Ian.
All media will be accepted, such as paint, collage, photo, drawing, print, etc. Only original artwork will be
accepted. No giclée.
All entries must be submitted online no later than August 7 at 5pm.
No materials will be accepted at the Alliance – this exhibit is online entries only.
Full details can be found on the Prospectus.
In the Gallery
Susan Martin, Into the Green: Botanical Insights Exhibition
August 4th – August 26th
Opening Reception: August 4th, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free.
This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors and enjoy light refreshments provided by
Jayne Baker at this free event!
Susan Martin has been fascinated by the visual richness of the botanical world since childhood.
Her Botanica Series reflects this consuming interest in the variety of colors, shapes, and lines found
in nature. Strong light reveals intriguing forms and textures. From the mass of plant life, Martin carves
out tightly cropped compositions, eliminating unessential elements and paring down the painting subject
to what first attracted her.
Theatre Lobby Gallery: Jade Griffin
“The First Theatre Production” (2023) is a collection of narrative-driven oil paintings created over this
calendar year by Visual Artist Jade Griffin. This body of work crosses the boundaries of normalcy and
what is acceptable. It pushes the boundaries of how we see ourselves and strangers in everyday life.
Cartoonish facial features, exaggerated scenes, and extended limbs offer a new perspective on humanity
through each piece. Jade’s artistic vision is influenced by George Condo’s Artificial Realism movement.
Members Gallery: Summer Arts Camps Our Member Gallery walls will be covered with artwork from each
session of Summer Arts Camps participants. Each session runs two weeks, with art rotating on the same schedule.