Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Presenting Kerri Gaudelli, an "Emerging Artist"!

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio in New Milford is proud to introduce New Milford artist Kerri Gaudelli. Kerri is a recent Master of Fine Art graduate from Western Connecticut State University and will be showing her work as the gallery's first "Emerging Artist." Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally. Her exhibit with Gallery 25 will be shown from May 17 to June 7.

     During a semester abroad in Florence, Italy in 2009, Kerri discovered a love for perspective and the human perception of space through her study of high renaissance art. Developing an interest in space as both as a place and theory, she uses the scientific method of two-point perspective to explore astrophysical and quantum mechanic theories of space and our universe; further examining our place in the vastness of space and time. Through her drawings, Kerri hopes to learn more about space, time, and humanity’s fascination with our place in the universe.
     On Sunday afternoon May 17 from 2-4, Gallery 25 will host an opening event during which Kerri will give an half hour presentation about her work (beginning at 2 pm). Following the presentation, light refreshments will be served.


Artist Kerri Gaudelli from New Milford

     The gallery at 25 Church Street continues its "Spring at Last" show to May 30, with new works showing up as the colors of the season emerge. View our calendar to see new classes and programs.

 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Welcome back Dr. James Scrimgeour  


Join us in the gallery for a very special afternoon presentation on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm by Dr. James R.  Scrimgeour, a Professor Emeritus at 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. Furthermore, he was one of five poets recently featured on the CBS CT poetry blog. 
     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.
     He currently resides in New Milford Connecticut with his wife, Christine Xanthakos Scrimgeour, and serves New Milford on its arts commission.                     http://people.wcsu.edu/scrimgeourj/

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring at Last!!



Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is welcoming Spring with a brand new art show and a roster of art classes and free programs.  This new,  bright and colorful art exhibit is entitled “Spring at Last” and emphasizes the beauty of the season.

The visual art show opens with a reception on April 11 from 3pm – 5pm. The show continues through May 31.  It highlights the work of approximately 22 regional artists, many of whom have won awards for their work.  Artwork includes original oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings as well as fine art photography, sculpture, glasswork, pottery, wood and jewelry.  Many of the artists will be present at the reception to discuss their art and the creative process.

In addition, art classes will continue at the gallery.  For more information on upcoming classes and events, please call 860-355-6009 or visit the gallery. Current classes and programs may not yet be posted on this blog.

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 spacious center of creativity is located in the heart of New Milford Village, just off Main Street on 25 Church Street.  Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment. Admission is free.  Ample parking is available behind town hall.  

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

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.