Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday:
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday by appointment

Art Galleries

The Ethel Walker School Art Galleries

Walker’s offers two formal galleries for visiting artists and community members to exhibit their work in addition to faculty members and alumnae. Artists exhibit for approximately four weeks, with the opening of the show celebrated with a reception that is open to the public and the Walker’s community. During receptions, students are invited to discuss the exhibited artwork with the artist. Many visiting artists conduct workshops for our students in Walker’s visual art studios. This year, some of our guest artists will conduct activities with our students that are cross-curricular in nature.

See below for our exhibition calendar and more information about each gallery. Artists interested in exhibiting their work should contact Corina Alvarezdelugo at calvarezdelugo@ethelwalker.org or 860-408-4261.


Schedule

2017-2018 Exhibition Schedule

100 Years in Simsbury
Retrospective of the evolution of our campus
October 9 - November 10
Bell Gallery

Corina S. Alvarez de Lugo - Remendando Mi Patria (Mending My Country)
Encaustic mixed media work and sculptures by Walker's art teacher and gallery curator, Corina Alvarez de Lugo
October 9 - November 10
Potter Gallery

Upper School Student Exhibition
Studio Art and Drawing classes
October 9 - November 10
Potter Gallery Extension and Adjacent Areas

Jane Rainwater - Botanical Tyranny Parlor
Pen and ink drawing and installation
November 15 - December 21
Bell Gallery and Extension

Katie Murphy '17 - The Unheard and the Silenced
Photography
November 15 - December 21
Potter Gallery

Upper School Student Exhibition
Studio Art and Drawing classes
November 15 - December 21
Potter Gallery Extension and Adjacent Areas

Holiday Gift Show Group Exhibit
December 1-16
Bell Gallery
Open to the Walker's community during library hours. (Please note that purchases can not occur during study hall.)
Open to the public:
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., December 5 through December 14
  • December 2 and 16: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A variety of guest artists with reasonably priced items:

  • Anne Coffey (Branford, CT): Collage paintings, cards
  • Jayne Crowley (Branford, CT): Stained glass
  • Grace Epstein (Simsbury, CT): Pottery
  • Oi Fortin (New Haven, CT): Hand pulled prints
  • Linda Gianelli (Hamden, CT): Sculpture
  • Helene Kusnitz (Long Island, NY): Textiles
  • Kiara Matos (New Haven, CT): Fine porcelain pottery and jewelry
  • Amy McNamara (Wallingford, CT): Signed watercolor prints
  • Mijana Jewelry (Branford, CT): Jewelry
  • Debbie Musto (Guilford, CT): Jewelry
  • Gloria Nilsson (Killingworth, CT): Hand painted scarves, jewelry, monoprints
  • Liz Pagano (New Haven, CT): Mixed media and metal jewelry
  • Tania Palermo (Manchester, CT): Photography, cards
  • Jane Rainwater (CT): Pen and ink drawings and prints
  • Ruth Sack (Cheshire, CT): Jewelry and sculpture made of vintage components
  • Bronislava Slagle (Wilton, CT): Knitting, crochet, paintings
  • Greg Tarasik (Ansonia, CT) and Peter Stankiewicz (Orange, CT): Woodwork

Katrina Goldburn - Red, White and The Blues
Painting and mixed media
January 10-31
Bell Gallery

Environmental Club Art Exhibition - Environmentality
January 10-31
Potter Gallery

Upper School Student Exhibition
Recent works by Lacuna: Visual Narrative, Studio Art and Drawing Classes
January 10-31
Potter Gallery Extension and Adjacent Areas

Photography Club Juried Exhibition
February 6-28
Bell Gallery

Sheila Kaczmarek and Jane Harris
Mixed media, printmaking and sculpture
February 6-28
Potter Gallery
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 22, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Aileen Ishmael - Eclectic ImaGYNings
Mixed media and collage
March 3-31
Bell Gallery
Artist Reception: Sunday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Catherine Elliott
Local contemporary impressionist painter
March 3-31
Potter Gallery
Artist Reception: Friday, March 30, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Anne Coffey - Through My Eyes: A View of My World in Collage
Collage and watercolor
April 4-30
Bell Gallery
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Susan Clinard - Undercurrents: Revisited
Sculpture
April 4-30
Potter Gallery
Artist Reception: Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Helene Kusnitz
Fiber artist
May 3-31
Bell Gallery
Artist Reception: Tuesday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

100 Years in Simsbury
Retrospective of the evolution of our campus
May 3-31
Bell Gallery Extension

Alumnae Art Exhibit
May 3-31
Potter Gallery
Featuring the work of:

  • Libby Swearengen Cerullo '78
  • MJ Levy Dickson '68
  • Betty Flanders Foster '53
  • Katharine Swibold '78
  • Kim Wheaton '68

Upper School Student Show
June 4-12
Bell Gallery

Constance Lavino Bell Library Art Gallery

The Art Gallery in the Constance Lavino Bell Library features a 15’ x 15’ formal gallery, in addition to an adjacent gallery which offers additional space. Living room-style exhibit spaces in the library’s interior often feature student artwork in addition to artwork by visiting artists.

Letitia McClure Potter '55, P'85 Gallery

Located at the Beaver Brook entrance to the Centennial Center, the Letitia McClure Potter '55, P'85 Gallery features a 21’ x 29’ gallery space with ample natural lighting as well as and the Potter Gallery Extension which adds an additional 17 linear feet of gallery space. This additional space is where we hold special exhibitions by visiting artists and student artwork.