Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Council members and prospective members take note

DERBY - The next meeting of the Valley Arts Council will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 PM at the Valley Center for the Arts, 119 Caroline St., President Rich DiCarlo announced today.

New members are always welcome ~

And a reminder:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Visit us Saturday at the Ansonia Nature Center

A reminder from arts council president Rich DiCarlo: 

Stop by the Earth Day celebration at the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Road, this Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Event is rain or shine. (It's nature!)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Council prez to teach charcoal technique

DERBY - The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to a four-session Drawing in Charcoal Series, from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22 at the library, 313 Elizabeth St.

Valley Arts Council President Richard DiCarlo will guide participants in developing their inner artist.  

Registration is requested. 
For information stop by the Library,call 203-736-1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.
Rich DiCarlo teaches use of watercolors during a recent class at Derby Public Library. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lively colors, movement jump off canvas

"There is no must in art because art is free."  

~ Wassily Kandinsky

 Blue Mountain, 1908-09 ~ Oil on canvas

Russian-born painter Kandinsky (1866-1944) has been called the father of modern art.

I was fortunate enough to see this painting of his on a high school field trip to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York decades ago. 

I never forgot how it spoke to me.
I love the sense of movement and of course the vibrant colors. 

What does Kandinsky's artwork mean to you?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Artistic thought for the day


We certainly do.

The Valley Arts Council is a vibrant part of the community. If you're not yet a member, consider joining us!

Come in and introduce yourself at the Gallery@37 at 37 Elizabeth St., Derby, and see lots of great artwork created by local artists. 

You won't be disappointed.