Charcoal Art Exhibits and Interactive Classes for 2013 in the U.S.

If you are in search of new inspiration, step away from your easel and visit some of this nation’s top art museums to view works by leading charcoal drawing artists. The exhibits featured below capture small and large scale works, mixed medium works and a variety of perspectives that just might give you the spark you need to ignite your artistic fire for the coming year. Some of the top featured exhibits or hands-on class opportunities are as follows:

The Aldrich Contemporary Museum (Ridgefield, CT)

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
This contemporary exhibit focuses on showcases artists that have taken their passions for drawing to the extreme. Scale, materials, content, individual circumstances, emotions and gestures are all explored. Featured artists include Amelie Chabannes, Harry Dodge, Jane South, Dan Miller, and Judith Scott. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Tel (203) 438-4519

Visit the Cape Ann Museum through January (Boston, MA)

 Into the Woods: Recent Drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi
If you reside within or will be traveling to Boston in the early part of 2013, be sure to stop into the Cape Ann Museum to view Into the Woods: Recent Drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi, featured Nov. 24, 2012 — Jan. 31, 2013. Barzaghi combines pastels and charcoals to create vibrant landscapes in this series; a departure from her previous focus on figurative and narrative imagery. Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Hosts Hands-On Drawing Series (Cleveland, OH)

If you are interested in learning new charcoal techniques and live or plan to visit the Cleveland area, consider taking one of their “Drawing in the Galleries” courses. To find out more information about these opportunities, visit their website. Registration is completed on a first come, first serve basis.

Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

Leslie Adams
Through February 3, 2013, approximately 20 pieces of work from artist Leslie Adams can be viewed at the Toledo Museum of Art. She was the first recipient of the Solo Exhibition Award of the 93rd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition in 2011. To learn more about this exhibit, visit their website.

The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)

Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac can be seen at either: musée des impressionnismes, Giverny July 27–October 31, 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington January 27–May 26, 2013 This exhibit is organized by The National Museum of Art. Approximately 100 pieces of art will be showcased. These showings represent just a small sampling of the exhibits and opportunities already scheduled throughout the U.S. for 2013. Be sure to check for upcoming shows or skills opportunities at the art galleries and studios in your local area, or any area you plan to travel for this calendar year.

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