Five Wilton artists are participating in the Silvermine School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition.
Nash Hyon, Natasha Karpinskaia, David Dunlop, Viola Galetta and Justin Wiest are in the show that opens with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20. and continues through Sept. 5. The reception is open to the public. Every style and discipline will be on display.
The School of Art, founded in 1924, has consistently drawn faculty members who are known locally, regionally or nationally for mastery of their arts. The current faculty, many of whom are Silvermine Guild members, teach a wide array of approaches to painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking. Master craftsmen in jewelry, silversmithing and metalwork round out the offerings, and a new woodworking center will open in the fall.
Of the Wilton teachers, Nash Hyon teaches encaustic, Natasha Karpinskaia teaches painting and printmaking, David Dunlop teaches painting, Viola Galetta teaches jewelry making, and Justin Wiest teaches painting.
After the show closes, the community is invited to take a look at courses available this fall at the Fall Annual Open Studios on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 4. Many faculty members will be on hand to talk with prospective students and to offer demonstrations and hands-on activities. Students can register for classes, workshops, and mini-courses during the Open Studios. Private tutorials, team building, and group workshops are also offered.
Registration for the fall semester begins Aug. 12 and is then ongoing.