Ethel Walker School Art Gallery

Constance Bell Library Gallery

Gallery Exhibit Schedule

Constance Bell Library Gallery

Ethel Walker School

September 2013 - May 2014

September 9 - October 11, 2013

Deborah Leonard, Painter

Reception, Sept. 20, 4 - 7pm

October 14 - November 15, 2014

Jacie Jakubowski, Painter

Reception, Oct 25, 4 - 7pm

November 18 - December 20, 2013

Vicente Garcia, Potter

Reception, Dec. 6, 4 - 7pm

November 25 - 29, 2014

Gallery is closed

December 23 - January 3, 2014

Gallery is closed

Jan 6 - January 17, 2014

Ethel Walker School Student Show

January 20 - February 14, 2014

Shirley Mae Neu

February 17 - April 4, 2014

Avis Turner, Painter

Ursula Korzenik, Collage Artist

Reception, March 28, 4 - 7pm

March 10 – 21, 2014

Gallery Closed

April 7 – May 2, 2014

Edith LaMonica, Painter

Barbara Chase, Potter

Reception - April 11, 4 - 7pm

May 5 - May 16

Pedro Centeno, Potter

Brad McDougall, Sculptor

Reception - May 9, 4 - 7pm

May 19 - June 8

Ethel Walker School Student Art Show

Ethel Walker School Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artist Program

The newly renovated Constance Bell Lavino Library features a formal Art Gallery as well as additional exhibit spaces in the library’s interior. The new living room styled library spaces are enhanced with the work of many artists, whose work ranges from paintings, photographs, pottery, Zentangle, origami and sculpture.

Visiting artists exhibit their work for approximately four to five weeks and host receptions that are open to the public as well as the Walker’s community. During the receptions students are invited to discuss the exhibited artwork with the artist. Students learn to feel comfortable talking to adult artists, to express their opinions about art, and critique and analyze what they see. Artists enjoy these lively conversations with the Middle and Upper School students.

Many of the exhibiting artists have conducted demonstrations or lessons in Walker’s visual art studios.

Visiting Artists

The 2013-14 Visiting Artist Program Schedule

Avis Turner Painter & Sculptor

Avis visited the high school Painting class and demonstrated how she layers her drawings over maps to tell the story of migrating butterflies. Students then created their own stories and layered their drawings over maps.

Ben Parker Origami-Tessellation Artist

Ben visited a high school Studio Art class and demonstrated paper folding to create amazing tessellations. Students tried their hands at basic folding techniques.

Vicente Garcia Potter & Sculptor

Vicente visited a high school Ceramics class and discussed some primitive firing techniques that were used to make his ceramic pots. He also demonstrated with painstaking detail how important body mechanics is in successful throwing on a pottery wheel.

Barbara Chase Potter

Barbara will be visiting a high school Ceramics Class and demonstrating how to achieve some awesome glaze results by blending bottled glazes. She also demonstrated to the middle school art teacher the process of dipping burlap into clay slip which is then applied to leather hard clay for some amazing textural results in the fired ceramic pieces. The 6th grade class successfully created pinch pots with burlap handles and surface decoration. Next they'll be able to apply a combination of glazes for unique results.

Brad McDougall Sculptor

Brad has been working with two high school art students in his Granby Studio. The students are learning to weld and plasma cut steel to create sculpture. This has been an awesome experience for these art students. It is hoped we can continue creating sculpture with Brad, an inspiring sculptor and teacher.

Pedro Centeno Potter

Pedro has mentored with Vicente Garcia and has developed his own style. His thrown pots are exceptionally light yet suggest great volume. Combining his interest in found objects, both metal and wood, Pedro's vessels will transcend from thrown pots to sculpted vessels. His contribution to our students will be announced.

Vicente Garcia demonstrates throwing on the pottery wheel.

Ben Parker's Origami Tessellations