SLOW ART DAY
on Saturday, April 14th
hosted by Norwalk Arts Commission and ARTWorks Gallery
The Norwalk Arts Commission invites you to join us, along with people in art galleries and museums around the world, to gather, connect and SLOW DOWN on Slow Art Day.
Join the 2018 Slow Art Day Celebration at ARTWorks Gallery in Norwalk, CT. Seating is limited, so book your ticket now!
Ticket holders will enjoy a light brunch, while our facilitator leads a group discussion on selected artworks. Tickets are $5 and are available on EventBrite by (copy/pasting or) clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2IsVm8s
Started in 2009, Slow Art Day has grown to include 159 venues (and counting) in places around the globe, from the Tate Modern in London to the Waikato Museum in Hamilton, New Zealand, and many points in between. From North Adams, MA (MASS MOCA) to Miami, FL (The Wolfson Museum) people will gather to take a collective breath and to contemplate art selected especially for Slow Art Day. Come to relax!
According to one study published in the journal Empirical Studies of the Arts, museum goers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at an individual painting—and that statistic might be generous. “People usually go to a museum, see as much as they can, get exhausted, and don’t return,” Slow Art Day founder, Phil Terry says. “Slow Art Day energizes people.”
Come to get energized!
Slow Art Day participants in Norwalk will preview works selected from the latest exhibition at the ARTWorks Gallery, titled "Nature of the Mind." This remarkable show features artworks by the Keystone Artists, inspired by feelings, memories, family, friends, favorite foods and more. Whatever flows from the creative minds of these talented artists becomes splendid fodder for community appreciation and joy. Come to really look! And, come back for the exhibition Opening on Sunday, April 15.
Susan Leggitt, ARTWorks Gallery Director observes,
“Our newest exhibition is a diverse and very heart-warming display of remarkable work."
You won't want to miss it. Come to be inspired!
Facilitator Michelle Beyman, artist and Keystone Art program teacher will lead the discussion. The program includes refreshments, enjoyed at a relaxed pace, intended to spark deeper thought, keener observations and surprising insights into these amazing works of art. Kim Carter, Development Officer at Keystone House will also join us. Come to learn!
Ticket fees will be donated to the art program at Keystone House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides residential and psychosocial services for adults with psychiatric disabilities in the Greater Norwalk area. Don't miss this terrific community event. And, learn more about the global Slow Art movement. Learn about Keystone House and its services, and see how art making and mental health therapy are linked to benefit our community.
Come, take a deep breath and SLOW down with us!
ARTWorks Gallery is located at St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851.
Connecting the Arts with the Community