WATERMELON CARVING WORKSHOP. 7 p.m. at SoCCA, corner of Main St. and Berlin Ave. Fruit and tools will be provided at the workshop. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Arts Center at (860) 276-1581.
FRIDAY, MAY 12
RECEPTION FOR ERIC PANKE EXHIBIT. 7 p.m. at SoCCA, corner of Main St. and Berlin Ave. Meet May’s artist of the month.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
MOTHER’S DAY SALE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SoCCA, corner of Main St. and Berlin Ave. Handmade gifts created by the students in the All Access artisan program. Offerings include silk scarves, tableware, cards, jewelry and hair ornaments. Tea tasting from noon to 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
OIL PAINTING DEMO. 6:30 p.m. at The Orchards on Hobart St. Southington Arts & Crafts Assoc. meeting followed by free demonstration by Jim Laurino, who studied design and color theory at the UConn School of Fine Arts. Open to the public. More info at (860) 621-6552 or (860) 621-2720.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
JIM LAURINO ART DEMO. 7 p.m. at the Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Sponsored by The Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The judge for the SACA juried art show will offer a free demonstration of his oil painting technique. He studied design and color theory at the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. The demo follows a brief member’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
NOW THRU MAY 31
ERIC PANKE EXHIBIT. At SoCCA, corner of Main St. and Berlin Ave. Hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eric Panke is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. His recent work explores the work of sports, popular culture and fashion.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
MEMBERS CRITIQUE. 6:30 p.m. at The Orchards on Hobart St. Southington Arts & Crafts Assoc. meeting followed by free critique by SACA members. Open to the public. More info at (860) 621-6552 or (860) 621-2720.
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS. At SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Gather a group of least 5 friends and book a private paint night on Wednesdays or any other night of the week. Choice of subject by your group available, snacks and wine provided for $45 per person ($35 pp if BYOB).
SOCCA CLASSES. Registration available for youth, teen, and adult classes. Visit southingtonarts.org or call Mary at (860) 276-1581