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Creativity on Display

At the ACWL-Nuveen we are kicking off the 2024 exhibition season with our second annual Studio Art Showcase – January 9 - 27. This show was such a hit last year that we contacted all of our talented art instructors and students who took classes in 2023 and asked them if they would exhibit their artwork that was inspired by or made in class. The Showcase exhibit features a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry - and presents work from artists of all ages.

The ACWL-Nuveen provides year-round opportunities for our community to get creative. Our knowledgeable teachers offer instruction in both traditional craft and fine art techniques for beginning and more experienced students. Some of the classes are offered most semesters including Ceramics, Drawing Studio, and Masterstrokes: a mixed-media painting class. These repeated classes allow the student to take a deeper dive into honing their skills and expression. Evidence of this creative growth is on display in our 2024 Studio Art Showcase!

We hope you will stop by and check out the impressive local talent and find out more about our current class schedule. You can visit the gallery Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will be a free public reception on Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will be serving snacks and drinks to celebrate the artists and instructors. We will also be providing an art activity for all ages - decorating lunch sacks to support the Kids Food Basket. Join us as we start 2024 focused on creativity!


Jim Potter, 'Tahitian Landscape'

“This piece, inspired by Paul Gauguin’s, Tahitian Landscape, was started in the Masterstrokes class (taught by Sarajane Fellini). After much encouragement from Sarajane, I set up a studio space at home and completed the painting in time for this exhibit. Her instruction was invaluable. Attempting to duplicate the vibrant colors of the original was a challenging exercise in color theory." - Jim Potter


William Welke, 'Hands of Earth'

“It was interesting and fun to learn about M.C. Escher and create a drawing of my own hand." - William Welke

Kim Gager, 'Share the Shore'

"The Relief Printmaking class taught by Tatsuki Hakoyama in August was my first experience carving linoleum and using a press to hand-pull a print. Inspired by our local population of endangered shorebirds, this linocut was conceptualized and created entirely on-site during class time. Can you say HAND-CRAMP?! Thank you ACWL for opportunities to learn and grow!" - Kim Gager


Laurel Geis, 'Goody, Two Shoes'

"I love being able to teach at the Nuveen!  As a retired art teacher, I found I missed teaching, and as an artist I learn a great deal from my students." - Laurel Geis


Lillie Sheridan teaching Hobbit Houses

"For the past three summers I have taught Summer Art Camps at the ACWL-Nuveen. It's always such a great experience! Every year we get such a great group of kids so excited to create. I am lucky to get the opportunity to guide them in their creations." - Lillie Sheridan

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