Special Events

Stop By and See Our New Digs!!!

Please visit us at our new location 11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776!!  Programs and Events are being planned. Among the programs for 2017, we expect to participate in the New Milford Art Walk on August 12, 2017. Plans are underway now. A website is being set up through which artists may register to participate.

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Honoring These Sacred Shards, 
an ART Talk with Bryn Gillette

Please join us in the gallery for this special free event on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 pm. Bryn will share his journey which lead to the creation of these magnificent works of art. We are very honored to bring these works to the New Milford community art audience.

The Art Talk is free, but seating is limited, on a first come basis. Light refreshments will be offered following the event.


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Get Your Map and Get Walking!!!

New Milford Art Walk 2016, Saturday, August 27 from 1 - 6 pm, rain or shine.

 Free maps on the day of the event available at Gallery 25, 25 Church Street, New Milford. 

For more information visit:http://newmilfordartwalk.wix.com/event 
or search on facebook “New Milford Art Walk”





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“It’s so Dutch!” 

It’s a comment heard more than once from patrons viewing the impressive works of Bridgewater artist Tina Underwood. Elaborating on that theme and speaking about her work, Tina will give an Art Talk on June 25 at 3:00 pm in the studio at Gallery 25.
   
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, located at 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.

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Abby Lane Appearing at Gallery 25, New Milford



Adding to the festivities during the gallery reception on May 21, 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 Walnut Hill campus.

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Weir’d You Go?

Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 pm


Artist Angi Shearstone’s favorite quote is “A painting is never finished, it simply stops in interesting places…” by Paul Gardner. Easy to understand why. Angi’s art career has lingered in some interesting places and is clearly transitioning to new endeavors. 



Ms. Shearstone is an award-winning professional artist with an MFA in comics, a small herd of cats, strong geek tendencies and a great love for ska-core. In addition to creating and selling fine art, Angi has worked in children's books and comics as an illustrator and writer, and is currently working on a series of novels. She just completed an Artist-in-Residency program with Weir Farm National Historic Site (https://www.nps.gov/wefa/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm) for February 2016. 



While on site, Angi took the time to further develop her approach to traditional Chinese brush painting techniques and subject matter. Her interest in Chinese aesthetics began in 2003, and her residency provided time to experiment with toned and marbled backgrounds, as well as with different surfaces.



As with any creative endeavor, keeping her work plan flexible opened the doors to the unexpected. Within the inspired historical setting and former home of Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir, Angi couldn’t resist the urge to return to large oil painting, after many years away from it. From the first few strokes she fell in love with oils again, and started a new series allowing the spirit and soul of Weir Farm influence her hand. These landscapes constitute the  first of many more to come in the months ahead.



On Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 pm, Gallery 25 will host a free Art Talk entitled “Weir’d You Go?” by Ms. Shearstone. The artist will highlight her accomplishments during her month long residency at Weir Farm and her talk coincides with an exhibit of her works in Gallery 25. Reception following to meet Ms. Shearstone and introduce the newest exhibition of works by gallery members. 



“Untitled Plum Blossom” by Angi Shearstone is one of several original Chinese brush paintings accomplished during her month long art residency at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Her works are on exhibit at Gallery 25 in New Milford from April 27 to June 12.  On May 21 at 2:00 pm, Gallery 25 will host a free Art Talk given by Ms. Shearstone during which she will speak about her experience as a resident artist and the works on display in the gallery. Limited seating on a first come basis.



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  Gallery 25 Announces Show  “Where is My Mind”

Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio will host a free Art Talk “Where is My Mind” on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm. The program will feature emerging artist Kayla Ek of Oxford. Her presentation will highlight her unique acrylic portraits portraying a peculiar imagination where emotive facial expressions and surrealism collide. At the age of thirteen and under the teachings of Tracy Cox, Kayla's first art showcase was with the Silo Hill Farm Gallery in Kent, CT. She pursued an early career in graphic design by obtaining certification under the instruction of Todd Mclarty & Jennifer Trinx of Henry Abbott Technical High School. Kayla has taken part in “Paint the People”, hosted by the Village Center for the Arts, New Milford, CT and the New Milford Outdoor Arts Festival, and has won numerous awards for excellence including the 2014 Connecticut Association of School’s Outstanding Arts Award. She is continuing her education in Studio Arts at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.  In 2015, Kayla began a new wave of artistic freedom and comfort using her own imagination exploring lyrical illuminations of recent r & b music and visual interpretations of conversations with her peers. Featuring astronauts, drips and bubbles, her urban portraits express a love for things that leave a ‘strange’ impression!  “Where is My Mind” will be displayed with Gallery 25 in New Milford, CT from March 11, 2016 to April 24, 2016.

“March Madness”, a new exhibit by Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio’s member artists will also begin March 11 and continue through April 24, 2016.  Information on programs and classes offered through the gallery is available at the gallery and on its website at:
http://newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com

Following the Art Talk by Kayla Ek on March 19 at 2:00 pm, a reception for both shows will be held in the gallery from 4 to 6 pm.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church Street, New Milford, CT is overseen by New Milford Commission on the Arts. The gallery is a cooperative all fine art venue featuring works by regional artists. The gallery is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5:00 pm or by appointment.  Area artists interested in juried membership participation with the gallery are invited to stop by or e-mail inquiries to: newmilartscomm@gmail.com



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 Winter Show Featured Artist:
Lorraine Ryan
Jan. 31st - March 6th, 2016
Artist's statement:
 Some people are simply driven to draw and paint what they see around them. I am one of them. I began as a small child and have been an artist all my life. I am an honors graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and have studied fine arts at the Art Students League of New York.

I have had a number of one woman shows in New York and Connecticut, and have received awards in juried exhibitions. Over the years, my fine art paintings have been collected in the U.S. and U.K., and reproduced as posters and greeting cards sold worldwide. Some of my paintings are now reproduced in Iris Giclee, limited edition prints. In 2005, I was honored to be juried into the prestigious Mystic Seaport’s 26th Annual International Art Exhibition, with my painting “It’s A Keeper.”  I am often commissioned for portraits of people and houses.

My watercolors and acrylics range from large complex still life subjects -to landscapes -to lush florals -to coastal seascapes. My current focus is Connecticut farms and barns, hoping to raise awareness of their unfortunate and rapid disappearance. I have never indulged in abstract intellectual notions of art, but rather I have merely tried to capture the things I enjoy observing while, hopefully, sharing these observations with others.

                                                              Lorraine Ryan


 
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Gallery Art Talk
by guest artist
Karen Arp- Sandel 
 Sunday, October 25th at 2:00
free and open to the public! 


Karen is a visual artist and inspirational art educator, known throughout the Berkshires for her fresh, playful approach to mixed media creativity. With a background in education and graphic design, Karen’s presentation is designed to ignite creative thinking. She specializes in collage, artist books and watercolors and will include examples in her presentation. She is the 
co-founder of FeMail and engages in a worldwide network with mail artists. Karen’s is active in local and international outreach programs like Kripalu YIS and IS183 LtA. Her work is included with traveling art exhibitions by ABAD Australia and the International Sketch Book Project. Karen thrives on the creative nourishment of her artistic immersion experiences in the Penland School of Crafts (NC) community and artist residencies. Her passion is to illuminate the transformational power of living a creative life and sharing her experiences with others.

On November 7, Karen Arp-Sandel will return to New Milford to present a workshop in Gallery 25 on her "Coll age-a-Day" technique. In this all-day workshop, students will have an opportunity to view several of Karen’s hand-made journals, view techniques for journal making, and craft hand-made art journals. A fee will be charged for this all day program.






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Meet Author Noah Charney
Sunday, June 7, 2015  from 2 - 4 pm



What fascinates people about art forgery? Art forgery involves incredible talent, treachery and detection, forensic science and a measure of mysticism. In his new release, The Art of Forgery, Charney reveals the motivations and psychological profiles of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so, conned the public and art establishment alike. For this special Gallery 25 presentation, Charney will share with us some of the intriguing facts that led him to publish this recent book.

Following his presentation, copies of his book The Art of Forgery will be available for purchase and a portion of each sale will benefit Gallery 25. He will also be available to sign purchased copies. 

Seating is limited on first come basis. We suggest you e-mail the gallery if you are interested in buying a book.

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