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Plants, Shapes, and Fun Colors Painting Workshop with artist Leonard Galmon

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Join Artspace New Haven and Yale University Art Gallery for a painting workshop with artist Leonard Galmon. Galmon will guide children ages 6+ and families to paint from plants, thinking through selections of shapes and colors to create observational paintings. No prior experience is necessary; and materials and refreshments will be provided.

This event is part of the programming series for the exhibition Footnotes and other embedded stories, on view April 30–June 25, 2022. As an in-person program, the exhibition opening will be limited to 20 audience members at a time in compliance with COVID-19 venue safety. Artspace New Haven encourages mask-wearing and social distancing. Please register for this program.

Leonard Galmon is a visual artist from New Orleans, LA, currently based in New Haven, CT. His work engages figuration and abstraction, wherein portraiture and landscape are intertwined; squares, rectangles, and grids are used as metaphors for control and confinement. His most recent series of paintings, entitled “Parallel Subversions,” explores growth as a subversion of power. This body of work collages portraits of Galmon’s friends and family with paintings of plants growing in urban spaces. Through this juxtaposition, Galmon constructs parallel narratives that explore what it means to thrive under imposed structures. Galmon received his BA in Art from Yale College in 2019. Awards and recognition for his work include the 2019 Jonathan Edwards Art Prize for Creation, and the 2020 Christopher A. Pilaro Fellowship in the Arts Award from the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Galmon’s solo exhibition, For the Sake of Order, debuted at Arthur Ross Gallery, New Orleans in 2019. Galmon is currently a 2021–2022 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist in Residence.


May 26
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


50 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States