GALA was organized to promote the arts as an essential component of a healthy community. We believe that artistic expression is a community's greatest legacy for future generations. GALA will increase awareness and appreciation of the arts by way of exhibits, instruction, theater productions, musical programs and provision of scholarships to students in local schools.
GALA, PO Box 1158, 377 Main St., Gardner, MA 01440www.galagardner.org
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work of Mass. artists.
|GALA Board of Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
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The Spring Art Show & Sale is almost here!
Show Location & Hours
Polish American Citizens Club (PACC
171 Kendall Pond Rd West
Gardner, MA 01440
Friday Opening Reception March 12 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday March 13 1
pm - 9 pm
March 14 Noon - 4 pm Please join us for the announcement ofshow awards on Friday at 6:30 pm!
This program is supported in part by a grant
from the Gardner Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a
|Jan Queijo Solo Quilt Exhibit at Rollstone Studios
(Close-up of quilt detail - click on image for larger version.)
is hosting a solo exhibit
by CRAZY DOG LADY, quilt artist, Jan Queijo
from April 8 through May 2, 2010
There is an artist reception on
Sunday, April 11, from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Studios is located at 633 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA
|Joan Sinatra Hathaway in TLGUTS Exhibit
Joan Sinatra Hathaway
has pieces on view as part of the
exhibition, Mothers Who Create.
This exhibition is at
Little Gallery Under the Stairs
25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA.
All the artists in this exhibition are mothers, grandmothers
or maternal figures. The show is on view through April 10, 2010
For more info: www.tlguts.com
(Click on image for larger version.)
Joan Sinatra Hathaway's website: sunburstpotteryonline.com
|LINQ Receives Musical Artist of 2009 Nomination
Congratulations to GALA Member, Linq
The Pride In The Arts Awards
has recently announced that GALA member
Linq, a singer/songwriter from Royalston, has been nominated for Musical Artist
of 2009 for her GLBT activism. The awards are part of the StoneWall Society
network, and winners will be announced in March.
Visit Linq at: www.linqmusic.com
|Joanne Holtje Selected for Concord Art Show
Congratulations to GALA member, Joanne Holtje
Joanne had two drawings selected by juror
Director Clark Gallery, Lincoln for the Concord Art Association's
"Members' Juried II, Photography, Drawing, Crafts and Graphics".
The show runs until March 21st at Concord Art Association
Rd., Concord, MA 978-369-2578
Tues-Sat 10-4:30, Sun Noon-4
Show is also viewable
online at www.concordart.org
on image of "Ambiogenisis" for larger version.)
|Mark Fisher Trio Concerts
Mark Fisher Trio
MARK FISHER, KRIS LUCANDER, & DONNA FISHER-RUSSO
Destaré Café & Martini
320 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 978-345-5734
March 18, 2010 at 8 pm
An exquisitely comfortable room!
Bull Run Restaurant
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 7 pm
on image for larger version) 215 Great Rd Rt. 2A, Shirley, MA Read a message from Mark about this performance!
Visit Mark at www.myspace.com/markfishermusic
|Black & White Digital Images Workshop with Guy Biechele
Dynamic Black and White Digital Images
Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
the Sharon Arts Center
For more information, see the
Sharon Arts Center Winter Catalog or call 603-924-7256.
on image for larger version)
Digital photography has offered photographers a tremendous degree
of control in creating and printing color images. These benefits are also
available to those who are interested in creating dynamic black and white
In this workshop you will learn why you should photograph in color with your
digital camera in order to create the best black and white images. At the
Sharon Arts Center state of the art digital imaging lab, you will learn how to
use PhotoShop techniques to get the most out of your black and white
images. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photographs to
work on during the workshop. The workshop will include lecture,
demonstration and "hands-on" work.
|Acrylic Painting Classes with Lori MacDonald
| Acrylic Painting Classes in May
Lori MacDonald will be offering an Introduction to
class in four sessions on Monday evenings in May at
The Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg. The classes will
run from 6:30 to 9 pm on May 3, 10, 17, and 24. The class is ideal for beginners and for the
seasoned artist wishing to try a new medium. The class will focus on the
use of brushes and acrylic mediums, a variety of painting grounds, color mixing
with a minimal palette, and will include painting a landscape from a
photograph. The cost for the 4-week class is $60 plus materials.
With the photo above as a
reference, learn to paint this scene on a canvas panel in the 4th lesson of
Lori's Intro to Acrylics class. (Click
on image for a larger version.)
Visit Lori's website: www.macdonaldartist.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 978-407-9333
|Colored Pencil Workshop with Gary Ruuska
Painting with Pencils: Colored Pencil Still Life
Saturday, March 27, 10 am - 4 pm
This workshop is designed for those with some drawing experience. Working from a still life setup, you will make a quick line drawing. Then the real fun begins! Mix and layer color to create a colored pencil "painting" with the illusion of depth and form. Using colored pencils and a sanded board designed for pastel artists, you will experience the painterly possibilities of this exciting medium. The instructor will supply colored pencils, but you are encouraged to bring any pencils you already have. This workshop is especially designed for colored pencil artists who normally work with photos and for those new to the medium.
For more information, see the Sharon Arts Center Winter Catalog
or call 603-924-7256.
|Rollstone Studios Resident Artist Opportunity
| Rollstone Studios
, 633 Main Street, Fitchburg, has one or
two openings for Resident Artists.
If you are interested, please contact the Studio Director, Anne Giancola, at the studio 978-348-2781,
or at 978-582-9741, or email her at email@example.com
for more details about the opportunity. This is not a paid position, but an opportunity to have work space in the studio and be part of a community
of fellow artists.
|Call for Crafters
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.
|Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center
Phyllis Bergeron Bagley (Watercolors and Oils) now to March 4.
Ed Schneeflock (Photography
and Oils) March 5 to May 7
Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
Michael Pellegrini (Photography) now to April 9.
Mike's website: www.powersmill.comGreater Gardner Artists Association (GGAA)
22nd Annual Spring Art Exhibit in the Boland Room at 65 Lake St. in Gardner, MA
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16, 7-9 pm
Show hours: Saturday, April 17, 12-5 pm and Sunday, April 18, 12-4 pm
Entry deadline is March 6. For more info & to download the application
.Jaffrey Civic Center
2010 Annual Spring Area Art Exhibition February 26 - March 27, 2010
"Pastel-Painting with Broken Color" class with Alicia Drakiotes 3/24-4/27, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Watercolor and Oil Paintings Exhibit by Barbara Mahar in the first floor display cases 3/2 - 4/15More infoChad Champoux & Adam Bergeron
Chad Champoux will be presenting a "Meet The Artist" event at the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls on March 20th from 4 to 8 pm. This event is in conjunction with his
"Third-Eye Perspectives" exhibit, on
display at the Library through May 23rd.
Special musical guest for the event is
Adam Bergeron, classical pianist and composer.More info
Eddy Troxler & Jazz Depot
See their website thejazzdepot.com
for information on upcoming shows. Rollstone Studios
Open every First Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 pm
when you can visit artists at work in their studio spaces.
|Art Exhibit Opportunities
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-249-6812
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Sally
Sargent at email@example.com or 978-939-5454
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Sally
Sargent (see above)
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at JJJGardner@hotmail.com or
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at JJJWorcester@hotmail.com or
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