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July 2022

Artist in Residence: Marcia Ballou

July 6 - July 31

July 5 - 31, 2022 We are delighted that collage artist Marcia Ballou will be our Artist in Residence for the month of July! During her time at the Art Complex Museum, Ballou will create a large, outdoor mural on one of the museum's buildings. The mural will be created in Ballou's signature, colorful style (marciaballou.com). The public is invited to observe Ballou and to participate by creating a small piece that will be included in the mural.  These participatory…

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Gallery Talk: Julia Courtney and Todd Bartel

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Thursday July 28, 2022 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Join Collections Curator, Julia Courtney, for an overview of the new Founders Room and the “ACM@50+1” exhibit, which she curated in celebration of the Art Complex Museum’s 50+1 anniversary. Highlights of the museum’s treasures and the founding of the museum will be examined. Guest curator and artist, Todd Bartel, will then provide insight into the “Complex Muses exhibit” that accompanies the “ACM@50+1” show. Twelve artists were invited to respond to collection…

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August 2022

Collage Workshop: Painting with Paper

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Collage is a method of creating art through the assemblage of items (such as paper, fabric, and other items) to form a new work.  Join artist Marcia Ballou and learn the basics of collage in this daylong workshop. The workshop will focus on intense and vibrant color combined with design. We will work with a beautiful palette of painted and printed paper. Using traditional painting and composition, we will explore layering and applying patterns and values. In the morning, we…

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Collage Workshop: Painting with Paper (August 14)

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Collage is a method of creating art through the assemblage of items (such as paper, fabric, and other items) to form a new work.  Join artist Marcia Ballou and learn the basics of collage in this daylong workshop. The workshop will focus on intense and vibrant color combined with design. We will work with a beautiful palette of painted and printed paper. Using traditional painting and composition, we will explore layering and applying patterns and values. In the morning, we…

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September 2022

Art from the Inside Out: Finding Your Visual Voice

September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 2:00 pm

This unique, 3-day workshop invites mid-level painters to define the direction of their work by going beyond technique to explore the spiritual and conceptual side of art making. We will explore visual language, form and content, and what’s in your personal conceptual toolbox. What is it you want to say and how do you want to say it? In other words, we invite you to express yourself from the inside out, which is the path to finding your unique, authentic, visual…

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November 2022

BIG INK Weekend

November 12 @ 10:00 am - November 13 @ 4:00 pm

The Art Complex Museum is pleased to partner with BIG INK to host a weekend of monumental woodblock printing on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. As part of the museum’s 50+1 anniversary, BIG INK's “Big Tuna”—a one-of-a-kind, oversized, traveling printing press—will be at the museum for a two-day event. The public is welcome to observe the printing sessions. Artists interested in participating in this event must register in advance. See https://artcomplex.org/programs/classes-workshops/ for details.

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December 2022

Origami Paper Wreath Workshop

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Would you like to display a new kind of holiday wreath? Learn to make these origami versions with Bryson Dean-Gauthier, who has made and sold these wreaths for many years. Origami wreaths are versatile, year-round decorations. They are easily made with plain or decorative papers, and provide versatile, attractive décor for many areas in your home. See https://artcomplex.org/programs/classes-workshops/ for more details.

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