Sunday, August 6, 2017

Plan Your Day in New Milford on August 12!

At five in the afternoon on August 12, Gallery 25 will be the center of a wine and cheese reception for the Connecticut Clay Artists (CCA)! This popular show will continue through the month of August, but if you are looking for a special wedding or birthday gift . . . shop on August 12 . . . we cannot put items on "hold". A portion of each sale benefits the gallery, and we very much appreciate your support!

And, WOW, there's more!! 

Check out the New Milford Farmer's Market in the morning! (Usually held at the top of the green)

From 1-5 pm, the New Milford Commission on the Arts under the direction of volunteer and artist, Lacee Yurgatlu, will host the New Milford Art Walk 2017. Gallery 25 will be right in the heart of activity as a starting point for the Art Walk. The gallery volunteers will hand out maps indicating locations of approximately 25 artists, who are being hosted by businesses throughout the village area. Lots of other activities going on for those who walk the route. We have been hearing about window painting, a fashion presentation, music, and more! So, get your map and get walking!!

Then, on the bandstand at 7:30 pm, the art commission will present an awesome outdoor concert by local favorites, SongHorse!! (Weather permitting) We suggest you bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Join Us on July 15 for a Grand Re-opening Reception

We love our new location and are still learning how we may best be available to the visual arts community and serve the public. Our plan at the New Milford Art Depot was to have three great shows over this first year, but artists and the public agree about having the railroad station open as often as reasonably possible!

So, on July 15, Saturday, from 6 - 9 pm, Gallery 25 will post a Grand Re-Opening Reception celebrating our new location. Desserts and other sweets will be served and several of the gallery's artists will be available that evening to discuss their works. Works shown will include paintings, fine art photography, jewelry, pottery, glass, fiber and more!!

Attending a summer wedding, birthday, or graduation?? The gallery has lots of unique pieces that will make a perfect and personal gift. A portion of each sales is a contribution to keep the gallery going and supports your local arts community. Come in and ask about our gallery calendar for the rest of this year, including the New Milford Art Walk on August 12, guest exhibitors, and plans for the holiday season.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Little Reception on May 6th!!

Gallery 25 is excited about reopening in our new location at the New Milford Train Station (New Milford Art Depot) at 11 Railroad Street. We think the gallery is looking quite nice and we invite the public to view our new gallery space during a small reception on Saturday, May 6 from 5-8 pm. Please stop by and say hello. A grander reception is planned for this summer.
And, Gallery 25 and other New Milford businesses will stay open late Thursday, May 11, from 5-8 pm, for the convenience of Mother's Day shoppers.
Gallery 25 is a cooperative gallery of local fine artists and artisans. The Gallery will be open Thursday thru Sunday from 12 - 5:00 pm in April and May through Sunday, May 21st. The gallery is supported by New Milford Commission on the Arts.

Friday, April 21, 2017

We have a new home!!

It's been months and the artists of Gallery 25 have hung in there (pun intended!) hoping for continued support and encouragement from the Town of New Milford and the New Milford Commission on the Arts. We got it!! So many people to thank, especially Mayor David Gronbach, Town Planner Kathy Castegnetta, Economic Dev. Dir. Kevin Bielmeier, the New Milford Commission on the Arts, and New Milford's Zoning Commission. Thank you all!!

As of Wednesday, April 20, we launched a Spring Show in the New Milford railroad station at 11 Railroad Street in New Milford. Still keeping the name Gallery 25, we plan to have new signage that reflect the designation of the railroad station as a community art center. Perhaps calling it the New Milford Arts Depot?

The railroad station is a beautifully restored historic building and we are thrilled to call it home! Still lots to do as we learn about the space and determine shows, hours, programs, etc. But, we are open!!

And,  our mission is to encourage and provide gallery opportunities to a variety of artists of all levels, offer programs, and include volunteers who may not be quite ready to show, but need encouragement and advice. All shows and programs will be vetted but the arts commission.

Open most Thursdays to Sundays from noon to 5 pm, or by appointment or by chance. For more information, e-mail or call 860-355-6009 and leave a message (we are getting new phones, so if no one answers, please call back!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Milford's VNA Sip and Stroll on December 2, 2016

Gallery 25 enjoyed participating in this wonderful fundraising event to benefit VN's Camp Jonathan! Many thanks to all and each who visited the gallery tonight and supports our community visual arts venue!! 

Among those contributing to the gallery's festive evening, we wish to especially thank New Milford Art Commission members: Diane Dubreuil, Barbara Payne, Joanne Lillis, Jim Scrimgeour, Susan Fogarty, and Lacee Yurgatlu. Nearly all of the gallery members helped out by bringing food items to share, and we had a lovely few hours to catch up on information about family and holiday art events! We missed gallery artist Adele and wish her a quick and thorough recovery!! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Haiti - Beyond the Ruins"

Around 40 attended Bryn Gillette's Art Talk, "Haiti - Beyond the Ruins" and joined us for a light reception following the program. Several have come into the gallery this weekend to view the exhibit! People are surprised to learn we have such a wonderful venue for the visual arts here in New Milford!!! And, we are happy to announce this very special exhibit will continue through Sunday, November 27. 

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this program successful. Special thanks to Mary T and Steve T for making the arrangements to exhibit this extraordinary art in our gallery!! And, thanks to Diane D, Linda B, Lorraine R, Carolyn C, Susan F, Paula M, Mary Jane M, Susan G, and Lou M and a few others who joined in with refreshments and other help.

Through November 27, you may still contribute to the artist's special charity and support Gallery 25 by purchasing one or more of the beautiful Giclee prints of his original art. Lots of other wonderful art on exhibit and for sale, too, created by local artists and artisans.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Announcing an Exhibit and ART TALK with Bryn Gillette

“Honoring These Sacred Shards . . . “
An Exhibit and ART TALK with Bryn Gillette

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio welcome our current guest artist, Bryn Gillette, and invite artists and other to meet him following an Art Talk on Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM.  This exhibit for Gallery 25 in New Milford is his “homecoming”, not having shown in New Milford for more than 11 years.  These same paintings have traveled from NY, MA, CA, OR, NC, to Haiti, and now back.  (More on our events page.)

After four summers of love and labor, Bryn’s twelve “Haiti - Beyond The Ruins” panels are finally finished. These door-size "portals" (80x32”) are his painted prayers that God's Kingdom come in fullness in Haiti.  He has tried to put vision to his inner groaning, grieving Haiti’s brokenness, celebrating its beauty, and imagining its restored destiny. They stand together as witnesses, both to the destruction of the 2010 earthquakes, as well as championing each of the "Seven Spheres of Influence" critical to national restoration: Education, Government, Family, Religion, Business, Media, and the Arts. It is his prayer that these paintings host conversations asking, "What does it take to restore a nation?" and become a catalyst in the search for an answer. May God inspire us as individuals, communities, and nations to open the doors to a Haiti beyond the ruins. 

Bryn & Kirsten Gillette.  Children Cai (10), Kea (7), Skyler (4), Lily (1)

As “husband, father, and passionate follower of Jesus Christ”.  He earned his B.A. in Visual Art from Gordon College in 2001 and his M.F.A. in Painting from Western Connecticut State University in 2009.  Bryn is currently a full time art, photography, and Bible teacher at Trinity-Pawling School in NY.  He is the co-founder of TeamOne:27, a non-profit dedicated to serving the needs of Haitian orphans, and spends the majority of his artistic time as an advocate and champion of the needs of his Haitian “family”.

The Art Talk on Nov. 11 will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. The exhibit is on display currently and will run through Sunday,  November 13.