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