Friday, February 6, 2015

Gallery 25 Hosts “Art From the Heart” Winter Show


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, located at 25 Church Street in New Milford, will host its Winter Show, “Art From the Heart – A Collection of Meaningful Memories”, February 6th through March 29th, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 7th from 3-5p.m.   The most recent creations of award-winning regional artists and artisans will be on exhibit.

Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel paintings, as well as fine art photography, sculpture, art glass, pottery, wood turning and jewelry.  Prices range widely for a beautiful selection of unique one-of-a-kind hand crafted art.  Give the gift of art! The Gallery welcomes three new artists:  Karen Pinto, a potter, Mary Jane Magoon, a watercolorist, and Sergio Villaschi, a woodturner. 

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is a co-op style gallery exhibiting some of the best local fine art and artisan creations.  The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts.  This new, spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford Village, just off Main Street at 25 Church Street.  New hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 PM and by appointment.  Admission is free.  Ample parking is available.  
For more information please call 860-355-6009 


For information about the gallery’s educational programs, please visit the gallery or email: newmilartscomm@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Open House on Saturday December 13th

"Barns in Fog" by Judith Secco, photograph
"Barns in Fog" by Judith Secco, photograph

Gallery 25 will host a "Holiday Open House" on Saturday, December 13 from 4-6 pm, featuring "Treasures in the Gallery"  seasonal and gift-priced art and artisan works.   This is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists who are creating unique artwork and fine crafts for holiday shoppers, and have light refreshments.  Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel paintings, as well as archival photography, sculpture, art glass, pottery, and jewelry. 

The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. This new, spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford Village, just off Main Street at 25 Church Street. New holiday hours are Friday (12 - 5 pm), Saturday (11 - 5 pm), Sunday (12 - 5 pm) and by appointment.  Admission is free.  Ample parking is available. For additional information please call 860-355-6009. 

The gallery welcomes these new members:

Ann Quackenbos


Vikki Bouffard


Ed Muszala

Chuck Urban

Debra Booth

Steven Tanenbaum

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gallery 25 Hosts “Treasures in the Gallery” Art Show

Gallery 25 Hosts “Treasures in the Gallery” Art Show

 
Glass pendants of the New Milford bandstand  created by Brookfield designer Lori Meehan
Glass pendants of the New Milford bandstand 
created by New Milford designer Valerie Wilson will be 
available at Gallery 25 in New Milford for the holiday season.

Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio will host its Holiday Art Show, Saturday, November 15, to Sunday, January 10, with an Opening Reception from 4-6 PM on Saturday, November 15th. The most recent creations of award-winning gallery artists and artisans will be on exhibit. 

 Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel paintings, as well as archival photography, sculpture, art glass, pottery, and jewelry. Prices range widely and many items are ideal for one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday gifting.

 In addition, the gallery is participating in the Church Street 48-day Open Street event “Don’t Be a Sheep, Shop Unique” starting November 15th.  During the event residents and visitors can rediscover Church Street, shopping locally for gifts such as imported household items, refinished antiques and fine furniture, lovely floral gifts, beautiful and unique fine art, great salons for beauty and hair removal, as well as gift certificates to learn new skills and discover new products and services.


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is a co-op style gallery exhibiting some of the best local fine art and artisan creations. The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. This new, spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford Village, just off Main Street at 25 Church Street. New holiday hours are Friday (12 - 5 pm), Saturday (11 - 5 pm), Sunday (12 - 5 pm) and by appointment.  Admission is free.  Ample parking is available. For additional information please call 860-355-6009.  For information about the gallery’s educational programs, please visit the gallery or email: newmilartscomm@gmail.com.



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Susan Grisell Demo October 26th


Susan Grisell painting en plein air at Topsmead in Litchfield CT.
On October 26, Susan Grisell will give a painting demonstration at 2:00 p.m.  Susan Grisell is a native New Milfordite and is hugely popluar with artists and patron alike. Her life-long interest and career has been painting. She has won numerous first place awards from a variety of organizations and shows her work throughout the United States. Her recent travels to Europe increased her popularity among artists there. Her demonstration will be in oils and a dialog with the audience is encouraged. This event is FREE, sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts and Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio. The demo will be held in Gallery 25, at 25 Church Street in New Milford, CT. No reservations needed.  Seating is on a first come basis.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sculpting the Human Head--Merklein Demo 9/28

Sculpting the Human Head, a Demonstration by Bill Merklein
Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio
25 Church Street, New Milford, CT 06776

Bill Merklein's demonstration for Gallery 25 will be a water based clay portrait stressing easy to remember forms basic to the human head. Bill sculpted nearly 70 of the GI JOE action figures that Hasbro produced in the 1980's. As a master sculptor, he has worked on projects ranging from GI JOE, Star Wars, Visionaries and Mighty Max, to sculpting the VISA dove hologram that has appeared on tens of millions of credit cards. He invites a dialogue with his audience while sculpting. This event is sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts and Gallery 25 and is FREE to the public. Seating is limited on a first come basis.




Contact: Gallery 25 860-355-6009 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Random Acts of Creativity

Original, one-of-a-kind artwork is being offered for free in over a dozen towns 
in Western Connecticut, to raise public awareness of local artistic talent, 
courtesy of Fine Line Art Gallery in Woodbury, 
and Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio on New Milford. 



Two co-op art galleries in Western Connecticut are cooperating with each other to create a new public outreach event this fall: “Random Acts of Creativity.” The talented artists from both galleries have created over 200 original, one-of-a-kind works of art and are distributing them ‘randomly’ throughout their communities, including: Bantam, Bethel, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Danbury, Naugatuck, New Milford, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Waterbury, Wolcott, and Woodbury. The artists encourage the public to be on the lookout for these diminutive pieces of artwork, wrapped in cellophane and offered for free.

Random Acts of Creativity will be appearing at local shops, libraries, hair salons, restaurants, etc., to raise the public’s awareness of the artistic excellence right in their home towns, and to encourage art lovers to shop locally. These galleries exhibit and sell original paintings, archival photographs, prints, pottery, one-of-a-kind jewelry, stained and fused glasswork, and a variety of other unique artistic creations by award-winning, regional artists and artisans.

Fine Line Art Gallery, a cooperative venture consisting of 15 carefully juried artists and artisans, has been in existence for over two decades, with the goal of celebrating and encouraging the work of the many talented artists in the area. Prices are reasonable, and on any business day, an artist is on site to discuss the artwork, the different media exhibited at the gallery, and the creative process. It is located at 319 Main Street South in Woodbury. For more information, please visit the Fine Line Art Gallery’s website at www.finelineartgallery-connecticut.com, or telephone the gallery (203-266-0110) during its regular business hours, Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm and by appointment. Admission is free. Ample parking is available.


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is a co-op style gallery exhibiting some of the best local fine art and artisan creations. The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. In addition to exhibits, the gallery offers a variety of art-related educational programs, including classes, workshops, and critiques. This new hub of creativity located in the heart of New Milford Village is just off Main Street at 25 Church Street. New business hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 PM; and by appointment. Admission is free. Ample parking is available. For additional information please call 860-355-6009.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gallery 25 Hosts Fall Show September 19-November 8

"Red in the Shed" oil painting by Ellie Boyd of Southbury,
Plein Air 9" by 12"

Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio will host its Fall Art Show, September 19th through November 8th, with an opening reception from 4-6 PM on Saturday, September 20th. The most recent creations of award-winning regional artists and artisans will be on exhibit.
Archival photograph by Bantam photographer Judith Secco, 
"Two Pears in Antique Bowl"

Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel paintings, as well as archival photography, sculpture, art glass, pottery, and jewelry. Prices range widely and many items are ideal for one-of-a-kind gifts. 



Acrylic painting by New Milford artist Lorraine Ryan, 
"Egret in the Sun"
In addition, art classes will continue at the gallery.  The instructors are talented artists who are eager to share and inspire creativity. Bethel painter Adele Moros has been invited back to teach watercolor painting Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30, September 19 to October 24. Various watercolor techniques, value and color temperature will be covered with a strong emphasis on composition and mood. Classes will run for 6 weeks at a cost of $150. Interested participants should contact Adele Moros at 203-744-7690 or at adelemoros@yahoo.com. 


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is a co-op style gallery exhibiting some of the best local fine art and artisan creations.  The gallery is staffed by member artists and is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts.  This new, spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford village, just off Main Street at 25 Church Street.  New hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 PM; and by appointment.  Admission is free.  Ample parking is available. For additional information please call 860-355-6009.  For information about the gallery’s educational programs, please visit the gallery