March 08, 2022
Dunedin Fine Art Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: February 17, 2022
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that WAS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series, sponsored by DFAC’s Sterling Society.
Times change and so do our pleasures. So many of them have become virtual. That doesn’t need to lessen the joy in connecting with artists you may know or have always wanted to meet! You can still enjoy the insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise, as the recent virtual Coffee & Conversations have proved… You’ll just have to pour your own coffee!
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 12 noon, the series welcomes artist Caitlin Albritton. Caitlin’s presentation is titled “Rock On: Making Wearable Inlays with Caitlin Albritton.” She will talk about chasing inspiration and passion wherever it leads her, Caitlin Albritton has transformed her figurative oil paintings into wearable, miniature art pieces made with silver and colorful stones. Join her to see what led her in this direction, and learn about how she makes her figurative pendants.
Caitlin Albritton is an interdisciplinary artist, arts writer, and educator who lives and works in Tampa, FL. She graduated cum laude from Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in painting, and received her MFA in Studio Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
She has exhibited her works in galleries and museums in nationally and internationally. Her painting was featured on the cover of New American Painting South Edition in 2017, she has been awarded an Arts Council of Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, and a Meyerhoff You+ Graduate Fellowship. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Morris Graves Foundation, the Golden Foundation, and the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
As a painter-turned-silversmith, she uses the technique of inlay to make distinct wearable paintings made of silver and stone. Inlay, the coupling of silversmithing and lapidary techniques, utilizes small pieces of stone that are hand-cut to fit snuggly into sterling silver slots—much like stained glass or mosaic—to piece together narratives through exaggerated expression. Her signature pieces are abstracted female figures that explore the nuances of non-verbal communication through body language.
So drop in for this VIRTUAL Coffee & Conversation presentation. Registration IS REQUIRED. Login details will be provided for all those who register at www.dfac.org
This year’s series is sponsored by:
Dianne Wheatley Giolotti.
Coffee and Conversation with Caitlin Albritton (Virtually) – March 8th, 2022 at 12 Noon.
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698