Friday, April 13, 2018

Wood into Art featuring Three Accomplished Artists!

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2 - 4 pm
Gallery 25, 11 Railroad Street, New Milford

The afternoon will include presentations and demonstrations by Gallery 25 member artists, Linda McMillan and Sergio Villaschi, and special guest artist, Al Silverstri. Each will present their unique way of working with wood and the tools and techniques they use to make their beautiful works of art.

The much anticipated presentation “Turning Wood, From Logs to Bowls and Vases” will be given by Sergio Villaschi and it will explore his process of how he hand turns local woods into beautiful and functional pieces of art.  Linda McMillan and Al Silverstri will each be conducting various types of wood carving demonstrations using multiple tools and different types of wood throughout the afternoon.  

Light refreshments will be served. Seating limited on a first come basis.

With guidance from the New Milford Commission on the Arts, Gallery 25 continues as a cooperative-style art gallery representing local and regional award-winning artists and artisans.  With warmer weather arriving, the gallery's regular hours resume: Thursday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm and Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm, or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009).  

Ample free parking available nearby.  

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.