The theme of the Englewood Art Center 2014 – 2015 season is Art Local.  As a community with a distinctively unique character—from the breathtaking gulf coast environment to its commitment to independent & small businesses and supporting the arts; EAC wants to ensure that residents and visitors alike participate in our local community, creatively.  Through classes, exhibitions, community programming and events, EAC wants artists, art enthusiasts and anyone else who wants to support the creative community in Englewood to join us this season. ____________________________________________________________________

Events

Pop-Up Plein Air Series: Dearborn Street Farmers Market
Thursdays, 9 am – 2 pm: November 6 – March 26, 2015 

Talking Creativity (artist talk): Celebration of Florida Landscape Series
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00pm |Mayra Ocasio Cuadrado 
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00pm | Tom Cocotos 

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Exhibitions

Photography: Celebrating Florida Landscape | January 7 - January 30, 2015
Showcases photography that captures the scenery, aesthetic and essence of Florida's sun coast
Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Celebrating Florida Landscape | February 3 - March 6, 2015
Exhibition of art work that captures the scenery, aesthetic and essence of Florida's sun coast
Reception: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

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Classes & Workshops

Digital Photography & Photographing the Suncoast | Saturdays
September 27, October 18, November 8, November 22, December 6, December 13, January 17, February 7, March 7, April 25

Local Instructors give expert advice on how to capture the best possible photographs in areas most scenic locations. 
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Collagraphs: Found materials textured printmaking | Thursdays
September 11 - October 9; October 16, 13; January 15 -February 12; 
February 19 - March 18

Collagraphy is a great way to get outside and get in touch with the local landscape.  Collecting materials and building up a collage surface to create beautiful, unexpected prints is a fun and unique way to experience our local environment. 
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Plein Air Sketching & Painting or Studio Drawing/Painting 
Plein Air @ Dearborn Street Farmers Market
Thursdays: December 4 – February 26

EAC studio classes
Tuesday – Saturday: September – July (check the Classes tab for details)

Get outside and paint… or draw! We have in studio instruction if you want to brush up on your skills; but there’s nothing quite like painting in the outdoors. The Suncoast has some exceptional views, so be sure not to miss them on site!
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Open Critique | Tuesdays

Artists can bring their work for a constructive conversation to gain insight about your work in this group approach to the critique process. 

November 18 & December 1, 2014, 6pm - 8pm 

January 20 & February 17, 2015, 6pm - 8pm
Celebration of Florida Landscape Exhibition Critique 
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Plein Air “Vista” workshops

Celebration of Florida Landscape Series

Hermitage Artist Retreat (Manasota Key FL) 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 9 am – 2 pm 

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (Osprey, FL) 
Wednesday, December 10 & Thursday, December, 11, 2014, 10 am – 3 pm

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