James Grashow's Corrugated Fountain at the Aldrich

© James Grashow
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is exhibiting James Grashow's "Corrugated Fountain" April 1 to May 13, 2012. Corrugated Fountain is "an enormous cardboard sculpture inspired by Bernini's famous Trevi Fountain in Rome." The fountain has been on exhibition since 2007 and its final stop is at the Aldrich where it will slowly disintegrate over time.

Grashow's work makes cardboard seem fluid. It is just one of the surprising properties that make his artwork accessible to people of all ages.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a publication and two Aldrich Editions by James Grashow--a cardboard sculpture, and a finely-detailed woodblock print.

Guests will be invited to partake in Grashow's project Accumulated Wishes by tossing special paper coins with their wishes on them into the fountain.

There is an opening reception from 3 - 5 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2012. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is located at 258 Main St. Ridgefield, CT.

Loft Artists Gallery: LAA Draws III, "An Examined Life"

Loft Artists Association is hosting an event in conjunction with the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum's "Draw On" from March 11 to April 17, 2011. LAA Draws III, "An Examined Life," features original drawings of Stamford, CT scenes.

There is an opening reception on March 13, 2011 from 3-6 pm.

Free workshops are being offered Saturday, March 19, 2-5 pm and Saturday, April 9 from 2-5 pm. On March 19, guests will have the opportunity to sketch their favorite scenes of Stamford from provided photographs. On April 9, as part of "Draw On!", the LAA hallways will be covered in paper, and public will be invited to create drawings on the wall.

LAA is located at 845 Canal St., Stamford, CT

Other Draw On! events are taking place later in the month at The Aldrich and Silvermine Art School.