Monday, April 30, 2018

Exploring the Magic of Monotype with Roberta Shea

Local artist Roberta Shea will conduct a Monotype Demonstration for our gallery in New Milford on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Open to artists and the public, the artist will explore the magic of monotype, a one-of-a kind printing process. Her program is designed to demystify the printmaking process of monotype, to free painters from artistic blocks, and to encourage exploration of the printing process. 
Roberta Shea is a former art teacher and painter/printmaker who exhibits locally and in New Hampshire.  She received her degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and taught art at Masuk High School in Monroe. She also attended the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and studied printmaking with Anna Audette, Washington Arts Association with Anthony Kirk, Woodstock College of Art, and at Yale University.  She is currently a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art and an exhibiting member of Gallery 25 in New Milford.   
Her residencies include Cill Rialaig Arts Center in County Kerry, Ireland and artist-in-residence at the Durham Public Library in New Hampshire. 

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.