Come to the Art Center on August 15th and 16th for our Open Studio event where you are invited into Resident Artist Audrey Helen Weber’s studio to see how she works, check out works in progress, and talk with the artist if you’d like. Audrey is working in the Art Center through September and gearing up to do some zine workshops and classes in town. During Open Studios, Audrey will be doing mini block printing tutorials in her studio. This event would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in DIY picture books and zines. There will be many many…MANY drawings to see, quilts, and lots of (affordable!) picture books for sale. There will also be air-conditioning and refreshments!
In addition, Charlie Gaulin, who also has his studio in the Art Center, will also have his studio doors open. He is a prolific landscape painter. Please see the bios below for more information on the artists.
Also, in our gallery there will be the “Collected Impressions” print show. Lot’s to see!!
Audrey Helen Weber was born and raised in Southbridge, MA. She attended Hampshire College where she studied theater design, with a focus on set and costume design. Today she works primarily in illustration and quilt making but both practices are greatly influenced by her experience with performance. She is also inspired by traditional crafts, folk tales and all narrative forms of picture making. After living and working in Northampton, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Audrey is excited to be living and working again in her hometown and honored to be the Artist in Residence at QVCAH.
Check out her website, and follow QVCAHArtistInResidence on Instagram to see her progress.
Charles E. Gaulin was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts in1951. Gaulin was inspired by longtime friend and fellow painter, Alex Gazonas, who stated many times that “you have to bomb a thousand times to learn the poetry of watercolor.” Following this advice, Gaulin has produced a prolific body of work in the aforementioned medium; covering a vast array of subjects through experimentation of technique and repetition of imagery. More recently, he has expanded his efforts into the realm of oil painting under the tutelage and friendship of artist, David Lussier of Wilmington, Ct. His emphasis on expressionistic and impressionistic manipulation of color is defined by what he terms his “language for the viewer.” Gaulin states, “I feel as if I am not working on a piece, just designing and placing light and shadow with every stroke.” “Charlie” as he’s known to his friends, meets weekly with a group of fellow enthusiasts known as Studio of Four for plein-air painting excursions or studio painting sessions. He produces much of his work in his studio at the Art Center in Southbridge.