Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Resuming Gallery 25's Efforts to Provide Interesting and Diverse Visual Arts Programs

Renewing interest and growth in the local art scene is a priority of Gallery 25 and its member artists. In March, the gallery will offer two programs free to the public. 

The first (free) program will be given by Sue Healy, a gallery member who will exhibit a special collections of her works from March 1 to 25. Sue will exhibit a collection of her paintings "The Alice Series" inspired by the book "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.  On Sunday, March 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Ms. Healy will give a brief presentation about the paintings, and be available for questions. The collection will remain on display until March 25.

A J Picard
A second (free) program will be offered on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Alain J Picard, an award-winning portrait artist, will demonstrate the "Painterly Portrait" using pastels as a medium. On this evening, a live model will sit for a portrait, and the public will be invited to watch Mr. Picard paint, while speaking about his techniques for creating an accurate likeness, establishing clear values, evaluating color relationships and selecting skin tones. The importance of developing a painterly style and harnessing the power of strong design will be included. 

Linda Breen,  Chairwoman of New Milford Commission on the Arts which sponsors Gallery 25, encourages the addition of free visual arts programs. “I am so happy to see Gallery 25 settled in at the railroad station, and now adding to its offerings with free-to-the-public events. New Milford will continue to grow artistically as a result.”

Seating for each program is on a first come basis. Gallery 25 respectfully requests that a parent or guardian accompany children or young adults.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrating Valentine's Day!

Gallery 25 is excited to host its first annual Valentine’s Day shopping event to be held on Sunday, February 11th from 12 pm – 5 pm.  Refreshments will be served and several  artists will be available to discuss their work.

A selection of artwork perfect to celebrate the season of love will be highlighted, including handmade jewelry, pottery, original paintings, works in wood, and more.  It’s the perfect place to find a gift for the special person in your life.  

Gallery hours for February are Friday 3 pm – 7:30 pm, Saturday 12 pm– 7:30 pm and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm, or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009). Admission is free. Ample free parking is available.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Hours for January and February

We very much enjoyed the model train exhibit, as did more than 600 visitors!! Thank you to all who stopped by and to all the volunteers who kept the doors open. And, now that the holidays are mostly over, the model trains have been put away until next December.

For the month of January and February, the gallery will be open on:
     Friday from noon to 7:30 pm
     Saturday from noon to 7:30 pm
     Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm
If the weather is questionable, chances are the gallery will be closed or close early. Please call 860-355-6009 to learn if we are open.

Friday, December 22, 2017

New Milford's 30th Annual Hands-on Model Train Exhibit

Adam Weaver and his grandson, Andrew, setting up the display.
Join us for some excitement at the Railroad Station Thursdays through Sundays, December 21st - 31st, for a special annual event: electric model trains running through model villages... and you may take a turn running them!  Gallery 25 will be open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m., with evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays, (noon til 8:00 p.m.). 
Santa may visit: 
Saturday, December 23rd, between 12:30-4!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Barn Quilt Exhibit Continues through November

Gallery 25 is thrilled to feature these exceptional paintings by fellow artist and gallery member Lorraine Ryan. These paintings referencing New Milford's Barn Quilt Trail - Connecticut's first - includes eight traditional American quilt patterns as  original designs, painted on panels and mounted on historic barns. The trail honors New Milford's farming history - and the exciting revitalization of agriculture.

The eight paintings are on display and are available for sale through December 17 at Gallery 25!! Barn Quilt maps are also available. The gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, from noon to 5 pm.

The barn quilt paintings, as of January 2018, are no longer on exhibit. Four of the paintings sold. Four are available. The gallery thanks Lorraine Ryan for exhibiting these beautiful paintings with us, and we look forward to seeing more of her beautiful works.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Artist Lorraine Ryan at the White Silo!!

The White Silo Farm & Winery at #32, Rte 37 East, in Sherman, CT., is pleased to announce a gallery show of paintings by local artist and Gallery 5 participant, Lorraine Ryan. The paintings will be exhibited from September 1 to October 1, 2017.

In her upcoming exhibit at the White Silo Farm & Winery, Ms. Ryan’s paintings represent her love affair with the fields and forests, the homes and barns and animals, of Litchfield County, as well as other parts of New England.

If you have questions about the dates and ties, please call the While Silo.

Closed for a Little While - We are HAPPY!

This year has had its ups and downs. The gallery is currently down and will be closed for less than three weeks (we hope). This is very good!! We are happy!!

The Town of New Milford via a generous donation from New Milford Commission on the Arts will install enhanced track lighting. Then, town Facilities will clean and resurface the floors, and install a picture rail (we may have a partial donation for this!). We expect to be back in the space by September 25 and open again by the next weekend.

Lots to look forward to! The gallery will join local businesses for Small Business Saturday and will exhibit a fall theme and lots of new artwork!! Our artists have had a busy summer! Then, the gallery will participate in the Wine Stroll in December and facilitate the model train exhibit in December.

All this moving around has taken lots of time and energy. Among those we can thank (at this time) are Paula Marian, Mary and Steve Tanenbaum, and Judith Secco. We know more are due a BIG Thank You! Paula arranged to have the Connecticut Clay Artists exhibit with us. A fabulous show!! Thank you!

More to come as the building enhancements are realized!

Note: the Gallery 25 project for New Milford is wonderful! In August, the gallery hosted more than 200 unique visitors!!! We thank the New Milford Art Walk organizers for most of that. Visitors to New Milford, in some cases, are repeats. They are coming for dinner or for a specific event. then, they "window shop". The gallery artists help with that also (artists love to shop and love to "look around").

Oh! With all this happening, we decided our Open Show will be held in the Spring.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!