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 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Beyond Belief--Book Reading by Newtown Author in New Milford CT 8/24/14

Author, C. J. Golden of Newtown, CT

Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio will host a book reading by Newtown author CJ Golden at 2PM on August 24. Ms. Golden will read from her latest book, Reflections From Beyond: Sharing a Message of Hope, Peace and Kindness (Eronel Publishing, Feb 2014; $8.95), and lead a discussion on the topic. 

This inspiring book is about the life and near-death experience of Tracy LaCroix, a Virginia man who had no perceptible heartbeat for 1½ hours before regaining consciousness, spiritually renewed and fortified with a life-affirming message. Mr. LaCroix’s amazing journey imparts the peace and beauty that lie just beyond this physical plane – regardless of one’s religion or personal spiritual beliefs. 

Ms. Golden is an inspirational speaker and writer who has authored other works, such as Tao of the Defiant Woman and Tao-Girls Rule!. She is donating $1.00/book from the sale of Reflections from Beyond to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families (a program of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut). This organization was specifically chosen by Golden and LaCroix because of its effective role in assisting the grieving families and the community of Newtown and surrounding areas. 


At her book reading, Ms. Golden will discuss some of the most compelling aspects of Mr. LaCroix’s experiences. Admission for the event is free, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, which is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts, is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford. 860-355-6009. Gallery business hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday, noon to 4PM; and by appointment. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Artwalk New Milford Saturday August 2



New Milford Gallery 25 Artists Sweep Juried Prizes at Show

A number of Gallery 25 artists participated in the 18th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and June 16th on the Village Green and experienced the joy of juried awards and solid sales. The fine art show attracts artists from all over New England and beyond. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music.
Susan Grisell wins best overall booth with accompanying prize of $1,000.
Richard Stalter wins for oil.
Diane Dubreuil wins for watercolor. 


Judy Secco poses with her red ribbon for photography. 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Livin' Is Easy -- Open Juried Show

"Harrybrook Park-Fall" watercolor  16" x 20" Diane Dubreuil  

Gallery 25 will host a juried show open to all area artists, "Livin' Is Easy" starting June 21st running to September 13th.  Artists who are interested in becoming members of the coop gallery may apply in the same application.

Entry fee/cost  per non-gallery member artist to participate in the show is $20.00 for one or two pieces of original 2D art or sculpture no larger than 1000 square inches (roughly 26” x 36” including frame), owned by the artist. Or, “off the wall” artisans may submit a collection of up to 10 pieces of their original work. No class work or work done under a teacher’s supervision is eligible. All work must be framed and otherwise prepped for exhibit and all work must be for sale. Sculptures must have stands. Artist/artisan agrees work is left “at his/her/the artist’s own risk.” The gallery and/or jurors have the right to refuse artwork for any reason.

Delivery: *Artists/artisans currently exhibiting may pick up work and deliver for “Livin’ Is Easy” on Sunday, June 15 from 4-7 pm. Delivery for other artists/artisans and current artists: Tuesday, June 17 from 4-7 pm. or Thursday, June 19 from 10-1 pm. 

Chairmen: Linda McMillan e-mail: Gallery25OpenShow@aol.com

Robin Sherwood-Armour, Lori Meehan

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Friday, March 14, 2014

New Life, New Light.....New Show at Gallery 25


Harbinger of Spring by Maryanne Meken-Silvestri, Fused Glass
Harbinger of Spring by Maryanne Meken-Silvestri, Fused Glass


Gallery 25 Hosts Spring Art Show 

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio will present a new art exhibit to celebrate the arrival of spring: New Life, New Light. The juried show opens with a reception on Saturday March 29 from 4 PM to 6 PM, and runs through June 21st.  The exhibit will highlight the work of approximately 16 regional artists, many of whom have won awards for their work.

The artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel paintings, as well as photographic art, sculpture, glasswork, pottery, and jewelry. Many of the artists will be present at the reception to discuss their art and the creative process. Prices and sizes of the artwork cover a wide range, and many of the items in the show have been selected with Mother’s Day gifts in mind.

In addition to the new exhibit and poetry readings, art classes will continue at Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio. The instructors are talented artists and gallery members who are eager to share and inspire creativity in others. Professionals and students of all levels are welcome.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street, New Milford, CT. It is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment 860-355-6009. For more information about the gallery and classes, please visit the gallery or email: newmilartscomm@gmail.com.  Admission is free; ample parking is available.


Gallery 25 Hosts Poet Dr. James R. Scrimgeour




On April 27, 2:00 pm., the gallery will host a poetry reading by Dr. James R.  Scrimgeour, Professor Emeritus of Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Scrimgeour has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and he has given over 250 public readings of his work including one at an International Conference on Poetry and History, Stirling, Scotland. He served as editor of Connecticut Review, and he was one of five poets recently listed on the CBS CT poetry blog.  Furthermore, he has published a critical biography of Sean O'Casey (G. K. Hall) along with numerous reviews and articles on poetry and drama. He currently resides in New Milford Connecticut with his wife, Christine Xanthakos Scrimgeour.

For his Gallery 25 reading, Dr Scrimgeour will read poems that represent at least three of his major interests: poems about his family (a long-standing staple of his work), poems dealing with the relationship between landscape and consciousness (i.e., poems written in plain air), and poems written as a result of his engagement with the work of Monet including poems that grew out of his recent visit to France. For further information about Dr. Scrimgeour’s poetry, please visit his home page: http://people.wcsu.edu/scrimgeourj/

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street, New Milford, CT. It is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment. For more information about the gallery and classes, please visit the gallery or email: newmilartscomm@gmail.com.  Admission is free; ample parking is available.