Spring Show in the Railroad Station!
We've moved to a new location in the New Milford Railroad Station! It's been quite a process, but our new space is wonderful! Our Spring Show is launched, but we have some tweaking to do. We expect new and different artwork, we are looking for programs that address the needs of local artists, we are seeking ideas for how we may serve the local art community, and we are asking for volunteers to help us.
Open most Thursdays - Sundays from noon to 5 pm, or by appointment, or by chance. This Spring Show continues until May 21, 2017.
Experience the Art of Bryn Gillette
After four summers of love and labor, my twelve “Haiti-Beyond The Ruin” panels are finally finished. These door-size "portals" (80x32”) are my painted prayers that God's Kingdom come in fullness in Haiti. I have tried to put vision to my inner groaning, grieving Haiti’s brokenness, celebrating its beauty, and imagining its restored destiny. They stand together as witnesses, both to the destruction of the 2010 earthquakes, as well as championing each of the "Seven Spheres of Influence" critical to national restoration: Education, Government, Family, Religion, Business, Media, and the Arts. It is my prayer that these paintings host conversations asking, "what does it take to restore a nation?", and become a catalyst in the search for an answer. May God inspire us as individuals, communities, and nations to open the doors to a Haiti beyond the ruins.
Gallery 25 is pleased to announce this special exhibition. It may be viewed until November 13, open during regular gallery hours: Friday to Sunday from 12 - 5, or by chance or appointment.
Join us for an Art Talk with Bryn Gillette on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 pm.
Featuring Artist Dennis Stuart
This month's featured artist is Dennis Stuart, a long-time New Milford favorite. Dennis is a nationally recognized artist from Lichfield, CT. His painting career spans more than 40 years and hundreds of shows. Many local residents own Dennis' work depicting local landmarks in watercolors or oils. His show with us includes large format paintings of scenes outside the United States. They have a thoughtful, perhaps romantic atmosphere, and clear capture a moment of quiet reflection.
Farms, fields, forests and brooks are landscape subjects Stuart is drawn toward. "With my paintings, I attempt to capture a moment in time revealing a contemplative interpretation of nature.", says Stuart.
Group exhibitions with awards include:
National Park Academy of the Arts,
Punta Gorda National Art Exhibition
Hudson vallery Art Association
Stamford Museum an Nature Center
American Watercolor Society
National Society of Casein and Acrylic Painting
Adirondack National Watercolor Society
North East Watercolor Society
Connecticut Watercolor Society
This special show continues to the end of September. An announcement of a reception will follow.
SPLASH! continues . . .
including a new Special Exhibition of Recent Works by the CT Clay Artists!!!
Lots of activity in the gallery this month!
√ The exhibit of members' works has been refreshed this week!
√ The CT Clay Artists have brought in a huge collection of their works,
√ And, artist-volunteers, Kayla Ek and Lacee Yurgatlu, are doing a top-notch job organizing New Milford's Art Walk for August 27 from 1 - 6 pm. Lots of great ways to participate whether you are an artist or art lover!!
A wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, August 5, from 5 - 7 pm to introduce the beautiful works by the CT Clay Artists and, of course, gallery members will be available to answer questions.
***Still time to sign up as an artist participant in the Art Walk on August 27. The number of available spaces is limited, so sign up soon. This is a wonderful way to participate in the arts community in New Milford, meet the public, and get feedback about your art! If you are an artist and aren't sure this event is for you, stop by the gallery and ask to speak to an artist about the Art Walk.
“It’s so Dutch!”
Ms. Underwood was born to immigrant parents, who established a family garden center and landscaping business in Roxbury. She grew up with flowers and learned to cultivate her own gardens. Surrounded with the natural beauty of the gardens and the landscape of western Connecticut, the artist is inspired by endless subject matter.
“The Dutch look of my paintings came about when I switched from watercolors to oil paints about eight years ago,” added Ms. Underwood. “In this medium I can showcase the strong light effects that I love so much, light that spills over the objects and flowers I set up in my north light studio.”
Recognizing she has an affinity for the painters of the seventeenth century Dutch golden age, Tina has studied the handling of light in those paintings and used it as inspiration for her work. “As I study the works of that era, I have a feeling of coming home. This is what my work is meant to be.”
Currently the ‘Featured Artist’ at Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, an impressive selection of oil paintings by Tina Underwood is currently on exhibit in Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church Street in New Milford. The gallery will host a reception on Saturday, June 25, from 4-7 pm following Tina’s presentation. “It’s so Dutch!” continues on exhibition until August 1.
An exhibit of works by gallery members continues through the month of August.
Guest Artist Angi Shearstone
PLUS New Works by Gallery Members
Abby Lane Appearing at Gallery 25, New Milford
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio will host a reception for its current members’ show following a free Art Talk by guest artist, Angi Shearstone, on. Ms. Shearstone will be available for questions during the reception beginning at and is planning to offer a free print give-away for one lucky guest. Information about the give-away will be available following her presentation. The lucky winner must be present to accept the print.
During the reception, light refreshments made by artist members of the gallery will be offered. Marianne de Silva, who is a friend of the gallery and local chef from Roxbury, will compliment the food offerings by preparing a few of her specialties.
Adding to the festivities, a selection of music will be performed during the reception by “Abby Lane” of Gaylordsville. Abby attends New Milford High School and has been working on her first record album. Her performance genres range from Christian and Country to Pop and a little Jazz. Abby has performed locally at Dagwoods Restaurant with singer, song writer, and guitarist John Alper. The duo performs monthly as a praise band at the New Milford Campus - Walnut Hill Community Church.
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford. The gallery is a juried regional cooperative all fine art gallery overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. Ample parking across the street.
The Third Annual Juried Show in the Fall of 2016
Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is currently planning it's third annual juried open show in the fall of 2016. The prospectus is not yet available.
All work entered into the show must be hand delivered and must be for sale. Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street in New Milford and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. The gallery is a regional co-op style gallery and is overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. Artists and artisans interested in learning about the gallery may visit the website at http://newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com or visit the gallery.