Tuesday, February 12, 2013



At the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall in Cranbury, N.J.


Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
First, Third and Last Sunday 1-3 PM

Reception: SUNDAY, March 3, 2013 1-3 PM

This exhibit is a collection of paintings that the southern New Jersey Chapter of the United Federation of Teachers (NYC) painting class, located in Manalapan, New Jersey. The class is called “Acrylic Painting”. Linda Gilbert (retired Art Teacher), the instructor, originated the class in 2010. The members of the class are all retired New York City teachers, or their spouses. The UFT Welfare Fund maintains a Department of Retiree Programs to develop and conduct informational meetings, with cultural, instructional, and recreational programs for retirees. At the reception the artists will be available to share and discuss their work with the visitors.

As part of the non-profit Cranbury Arts Council, the Gourgaud Gallery donates 20% of any art sales to the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs that support and promote the Arts in our community. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. The gallery is located in Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street, and is free and open to the public Mon- Fri from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the First, Third & Last Sunday of the month from 1-3 p.m. New exhibit receptions fall on the First Sunday from 1-3 p.m.(meet the artists, refreshments served). Check the Gourgaud Gallery site on Facebook and Gourgaud Gallery Blog, www.gourgaudgallery.blogspot.com for information on upcoming programs and events.

Friday, February 1, 2013

cac news

Hello Members!

The CAC is happy to announce the online brochure for this summer's camp is now available! We're thrilled to be offering over 40 camps for students who will be entering Grades K-9 in September. We've expanded programming for our youngest campers, and have 25 new camps that cover a wide range of interests.

We encourage you to look at our online brochure, and remind you that you can register with just a $75 deposit!

Many of our camps have limited spaces, so we encourage you to register early for best selection. The special "members" link below will allow you to access the online brochure. At present, this is the only functioning link to the camp pages. The regular website links will be made available to the public Friday.


For those interested, print brochures will be available shortly.

Please contact us with any questions. We hope to see you in July!

Joann Charwin, Camp Director

Kim Borden, Camp Registrar

Cyndy Coppotelli, CAC Secretary

Cranbury Arts Council Winter Workshop Series 2013

Workshops are held in the Gourgaud Gallery, Town Hall, 27A N. Main St. in Cranbury.
Pre-registration is required by email – alamico@aol.com
Please indicate the class or classes you wish to attend, and your email address.
Check or cash is required on the day of the session(s) you attend.
A reminder will be sent to those who have pre-registered one week prior to the workshop.
Space is limited so walk-ins may be turned away if workshop is full.
$30 – CAC members
$40 – non-members

Saturday, February 23



Instructor -  Russ Johnson

9 am – 12:30 pm
Please bring reference photos for landscapes, still life, or subjects of your choice [vacation photos would be ideal]. Bring your watercolors, cold press watercolor paper (preferably 140lb. Arches or other artist-grade paper], and a black archival pen (Pigma Micron .08 would be ideal) for this session. No pencils; no erasers. Our goal will be to complete at least two or three quick, loose sketches -- the kind that you might do while sitting on the beach in St. Lucia.

Saturday, March 9



Instructor – Barbara Cox

9 am – 12:30 pm
Bring a painting you have started, or start from scratch. Bring your watercolors, paper and reference for landscapes you are interested in painting, and learn how to enhance your piece by adding figures to the scene.
Saturday, April 13
Instructor: Tamara Woronczuk
9 am - 12:30 pm
Begin class by creating a collection of unique surfaces-use stamping, aluminum foil, masking tape and shaving cream to create rich and colorful textured surfaces. Then dive into your own collection of interesting ephemera, fabrics, yarns, paints, photos, beads, magazine art and blend together to design your own unique view of the world. No collage experience necessary. Just come prepared for fun.
All artists who attend a workshop will be invited to share their artwork in the Gourgaud Gallery for the September Winter Workshop Series exhibit. You will be contacted one month prior to the opening reception for the drop off day and time.
Thank you, The Gourgaud Gallery Committee