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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
203-438-4519 http://www.aldrichart.org

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October 2017

Exhibition Openings and Reception

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope? Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn? Shared Space: A New Era? Exhibitions on view October 1, 2017 to April 22, 2018 Immerse yourself in Anissa Mack’s imaginative re-envisioning of The Fair, a project first realized in 1996 when she entered all seventy-three craft categories at Connecticut’s Durham Fair; engage in a conversation with Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley while they occupy their twenty-three foot high architectural environment; and view an international collection of photographs made…

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Exhibition Openings and Reception

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope? Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley: Your Turn? Shared Space: A New Era? Exhibitions on view October 1, 2017 to April 22, 2018 Immerse yourself in Anissa Mack’s imaginative re-envisioning of The Fair, a project first realized in 1996 when she entered all seventy-three craft categories at Connecticut’s Durham Fair; engage in a conversation with Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley while they occupy their twenty-three foot high architectural environment; and view an international collection of photographs made…

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Portfolio Workshop with Anissa Mack

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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High school students – join exhibiting artist, and associate professor of Art and Design at Queensborough Community College, Anissa Mack for a conversation about applying to art school. Mack will advise and guide students looking to present their portfolio at the Museum’s Portfolio Review Day. Bring examples of your work, see the work of your peers, and gain insight into what Portfolio Day is like! Free! Registration encouraged at www.shop.aldrichart.org

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Afternoon Studios: Collaged Cyanotypes

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free for members or with Museum admission

Turn a fall afternoon into an artful one. Use light-sensitive paper, found objects, and light from the sun to make your own cyanotypes – a technique from late 1800s! Once you have produced your images, collage, paint, and draw on them to create a unique work of art.

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Afternoon Studios: Collaged Cyanotypes

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free for members or with Museum admission

Turn a fall afternoon into an artful one. Use light-sensitive paper, found objects, and light from the sun to make your own cyanotypes – a technique from late 1800s! Once you have produced your images, collage, paint, and draw on them to create a unique work of art.

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Painting Uncorked with Allison Meyler

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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$20 - $25

Back by popular demand! Enjoy an evening of painting paired with wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation with Allison Meyler, painter and Ridgefield resident. Meyler’s current body of work is a colorful exploration of portraiture, abstraction, and human connection. Whether you are an aspiring artist, or just looking to explore your artistic side, please join us for a night of creativity. Art materials, wine, and refreshments are included. Must be 21 or older. $25; $20 member Registration required at…

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Artists on Artists: Exhibition Tour with Noah Steinman

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

Join artist, and The Aldrich’s Education Programs Assistant, Noah Steinman for an insightful gallery tour and engaging conversation centered around Anissa Mack’s exhibition, Junk Kaleidoscope. Steinman will discuss the historic divide between “fine art” and “craft,” and how contemporary artists like Mack are closing the gap between these once conceptually disparate fields.

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Portfolio Review Day

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

Jump start the art school application process! Present your portfolio to admissions representatives from leading colleges and universities at The Aldrich. Whether you are ready to apply, or are looking for preliminary feedback, this program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to investigate potential schools and gain a deeper understanding of what higher-education art programs are looking for in their applicants. Doors open at 3 pm. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

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Third Saturdays: Family Workshop with Alissa Siegal

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Get into the Halloween spirit while exploring the ways in which unexpected household objects can be transformed into magnificent sculptures and festive decorations! Create a pumpkin using yarn, fabric, and textured paper, or a hanging bat sculpture using cardboard tubes, sculpture wire, and paint during this autumnal family workshop. 10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5 1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10 Free for visitors of all ages!

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#AldrichHalloween

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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Free

Trick or treat at the Museum and have a photo taken of you posed in your costume in front of spook-tacular painted sets. Share your photo with friends and family on social media using the hashtag #AldrichHalloween. We will be projecting your photos on the Museum’s exterior wall!

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November 2017

A Day at The Museum – From 2D to 3D: Miniature Environments

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
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$65 - $75

Join us for a full day of art-making and exploration. Work with artist and Aldrich educator Noah Steinman to create unique environments in both two- and three-dimensions. During the first half of the day, students will produce a unique mixed-media painting of a landscape from their own imagination. Then, students will create a three-dimensional sculpture inspired by their paintings. Students should bring a water bottle and nut-free lunch and snack. Save the date for our next A Day at The…

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