Fisher Front Space

Our newest gallery is dedicated to small solo exhibitions by area artisans and artists. Small works, limited edition series and unique one-of-a-kind functional and art objects are included for exhibitions in Front Space. Hand picked by our curator Elena Gibson, Front Space is dedicated to bringing the best of Connecticut to the Farmington Valley. Expect the unexpected in this intimate and dynamic space!

Eina Rieger

einamade: modern ceramics
April 5 - April 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday, April 7 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Eina Rieger

Workshop Discovering Sgraffito Techniques
April 28, 1:00-4:00pm
In this hands on workshop you will learn how to create imagery and create texture through the age old ceramic technique of sgraffito. We will use slabs to create small dishes and then use underglazes and carving tools to draw onto the clay. Artist Eina Rieger will be sharing her work and her sgraffito techniques. Students will make one to two dishes that will be fired by the art center and will be available for pick up a few weeks after the workshop.

Non-Members $45

Members $40.50

Lisa Pichnarcik

Mixed Media Jewelry
May 5 - May 26
Opening Reception: Saturday May 5 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Lisa Pichnarcik

Workshop Bird Nest Jewelry
May 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Discover how to use basic metalwork and wire wrapping techniques to create fun bird nest earrings and pendants for Spring. Students will be able to choose from a variety of wire and “egg” colors, crystals, and bird and feather charms to personalize their designs. Students should bring chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters with them to class. An $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the class.
Minimum 3 students; max 8 students

Non-Members $30

Members $27

Karen Israel

Pastel and the Power of Pure Pigment
June 2 - June 30
Opening Reception: Saturday June 2 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: June 16 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

About Karen Israel

Workshop: Pastel and Texture in the Landscape
Sunday, June 10th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Looking for a way to achieve texture and light on your pastel paintings? Come join the fun in this one day workshop to learn how pastels can be used in conjunction with watercolor to create softer edges and a more painterly approach. Professional artist/educator, Karen Israel, will demonstrate the array of techniques that can be achieved in painting with this exciting medium. Students will learn how to create an underpainting or an entire painting using their own photo references. Additionally, students will learn how to mix colors to establish value and
temperature relationships.

Instructor: Karen Israel
Level: All are welcome

Non-Members $85

Members $76.50

Supplies to bring: pastels hard and soft (NO OIL PASTELS PLEASE), photo references, UART sanded paper cream or any sanded pastel paper in a lighter value, such as cream or white, watercolors, watercolor brushes, a board to tape paper onto, a drawing board, photo reference.