In an effort to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, Expressiones Cultural Center is thrilled to announce that the upcoming exhibition, "Roger Beers: A Journey in Art," will be open to children aged 8 to 14. We believe in the transformative power of art to ignite curiosity and foster critical thinking in young minds. By welcoming children to explore Roger Beers' captivating artwork, learn about the artist's unique sources of inspiration, and delve into the books that influenced his creative process, we aim to provide a meaningful and enriching experience for our young visitors. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to nurturing creativity and imagination in the youth, and we hope that this exhibition will leave a lasting impression on their artistic journey. Exhibition Details The exhibition will feature a selection of Roger Beers' exceptional artworks, showcasing his journey as an artist. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore his paintings, which skillfully blend representation and abstraction, reflecting his deep understanding of the human spirit. Event Information Exhibition Title: "Roger Beers: A Journey in Art" Dates: September 22 – November 22 Location: Expressiones Cultural Center, 84 Bank Street – New London – CT 06320 Opening Reception: September 22, 2023 at 6 pm Expressiones Cultural Center invites art enthusiasts, environmental advocates, and the community at large to join us in commemorating the life and artistic legacy of Roger Beers. For more information, please visit Expressiones Cultural Center's website or contact Jose Garaycochea at email@example.com.
Join us this July 7th at 6 PM for a captivating artist talk and reception as we welcome “HOT TRIBUTE” an exhibit highlighting one of our current AIR (Artist in Residency) from Perú, Ramón Ostolaza and his last body of work.
A collaboration between Expressiones, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London and The Drop-In Learning Center. Expressiones has collaborated with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London and The Drop-In Learning Center on a puppet presentation of “Pinocchio” that will be given a public performance at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford. The program has been providing kids with the chance to learn about the Pinocchio story and its lessons. It has included workshops on puppet-making and has provided life experiences like a field trip to New York City, where the children of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club visited the Pinocchio exhibition at MOMA. Expressiones' partnership with the other two organizations fits with its mission of bridging cultural gaps between diverse communities in the area and providing arts and educational programs for children in New London.
Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch Sisyphus, an exhibition made during his stay in New London as part of his artist-in-residence experience. The title of this exhibition – is a reference to the Greek myth of Sisyphus – the tale of a king who, for cheating death, enraged the gods so much that Hades punished him by condemning Sisyphus to push a boulder up a mountain only for it to roll back down again, for all eternity. “Sisyphean” has invaded our language as an idiom for a difficult, yet pointless task. Albert Camus, the French existentialist, used the myth as a metaphor for our human predicament: if our existence is meaningless, thus futile, how do we make sense of it? This is our choice, according to Camus, and not our dilemma; at the end of his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”, he states that we must imagine Sisyphus happy.
In partnership with La Grua Center in Stonington, we are very pleased to highlight the talented Hispanic artists of Expressiones Cultural Center and the Hispanic Alliance during the months of September and October at La Grua Center. Come celebrate these talented artist from our region and beyond! Exhibit Opening Friday, September 9 from 5-7pm. Open to the public. Suggested donation $5. Gallery Hours are Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons 1-4pm through October 30th. Other times available by appointment. Times are subject to change; please call ahead 860-535-2300.
El Proyecto del Pez puts many techniques together masterfully united by Carlos' imagination giving life to characters. This installation is composed of more than one hundred and fifty quilt pieces, joined, colored, designed to provide the viewer with a unique experience. Guido Garaycochea-curator. “I believe in the cathartic power of storytelling and art making which provides an opportunity to share perspectives with people of diverse backgrounds. A theme in my art is absurdity, caused by a constant awareness of the socio-political conditions and attitudes of humankind. This project is a response to the fragmentation and polarization we are experiencing because of the double Pandemic of socio-political tensions and the current health crisis. Proyecto del Pez encourages participants to be rigorously aware, always observing, searching for beauty, kindness, the struggles of good and band, justice, bias, joy, pain and realizing gratitude and realization of the fragility of our environment, our blessings, relationships and that we are stewards of our planet, our community and ourselves”. Carlos Biernnay The exhibition will be open to the public by appointment until July 30. Guided tours by the artist can be arranged in advance. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Opening and Artist Talk April 9th, 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run until Saturday, April 30 TRAILBRAZING Expressiones Artists in Residence Iliana Scheggia & Ramón Ostolaza Expressiones Cultural Center is very proud to launch TRAILBRAZING an exhibition of two artists whose artistic practices and personal lives intersect in the same exhibition.
Join us for last Saturday's Workshop led by Expressiones artists in Residence, Ramon Ostolaza and liana Scheggia. This is a family workshop to create habitats and animals using polyhedron! Create a series of characters based on regular polyhedrons. Create your platonic toys or geometric toys When: Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am Where: Expressiones, 84 Bank Street - New London This is a FREE workshop for families, registration is required. All material included.
Join us this Saturday for a fun Family Workshop! During the class, we will look at and talk about photos, and why we photograph. We will also go out around town, photograph, and finally get together and talk about the photos. Bring your smart phone and if you don't have one, please let us know. Registration is mandatory.
Expressiones is very proud to launch, once again, an exhibit by Honduran Artist in Residence Alberto Palma. His work, in constant evolution and transformation, emerges to surprise the viewer in all instances. It doesn’t evoke a tangible reality but a continuous question of the nature and origin of the idea, questioning those existential concepts behind the human being, deep in meaning as it would be in an extension of philosophy.
“MicroMacro 2021” Expressiones is very proud to launch, once again, an exhibit by Peruvian Artist in Residence Ramon Ostoloza. His work, in constant evolution and transformation, emerges to surprise the viewer in all instances. It doesn’t evoke a tangible reality, but a constant question of the nature and origin of the idea, questioning those existential concepts behind the human being, deep in meaning as it would be in an extention of philosophy.
“To deeply explore these objects, I need the stories and events of which they are part. Science fiction literature and all its appliances, poetry and sound are raised as references. But also, the history of art, the drawings of the first machines and the first inventors and their excitement about artifactual innovation. The coordinates play between plausibility and fiction allows me to immerse myself in the possibility of discovering the utopian universe of these objects, inventing their own archeology, their own geographical and historical context.” Maria Colombo Expressiones Artist in Residence
If you love great music, fine art, good wine, delicious food and great company, like the new artist in Residence from Uruguay: Adrian Meyer, you will definitely not want to miss our new Saturday Night at Expressiones on the Waterfront. Combine the fabulous music, art, culture, and fantastic food with an excellent location and view, and You've got the perfect evening out on the town in New London CT!
5th Annual Literary Art Series "InFusion: Where Literary Traditions Traverse" Featuring: Hartford Poet Laureate, Frederick-Douglass Knowles II & The Jeff Robinson Jazz Trio InFusion is a literary art series that amalgams the creative works of literature with visual and musical arts. The annual reading features distinguished artists from each genre. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Date: Friday May 3rd, 2019 Time: 7-9pm (30 min social begins at 7) Location: Expressiones Cultural Center, 84 Bank St., New London, CT Sponsored by: Three Rivers Community College Foundation TRCC Community Involvement Committee Expressiones Cultural Center