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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 01440
June, 2010
In This Issue
Chris Grossman Solo Photography Exhibit
Lori MacDonald Introduction to Acrylics Class
Historic Nashua River Paint-In Exhibit in Fitchburg
Guy Biechele June Photography Workshops
Vieux Soulier Performing in Worcester
Len Haug in Danforth Art Museum Juried Exhibit
Teachers as Artists Exhibit at MWCC in Gardner
Jaffrey Civic Center Exhibits
Rollstone Studios Juried Show Call for Artists
Rollstone Studios Resident Artist Opportunity
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
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GALA  Board of  Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Guy Biechele
Nowell Francis
Luis Gonzalez
Chuck Heidorn
Vicki Heidorn
Sally Sargent
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The Gardner Heritage State Park Visitors Center (which is reopening this summer) & GALA are partnering to present an art exhibition in celebration of Gardner's 225th anniversary! 

We invite all to submit to the juried show titled
"Pride of Place, Gardner through the Arts"
which will be on display at the Visitors Center at
26 Lake Street, Gardner, MA from June 25 to July 16, 2010.
 The entry deadline is June 15, so please hurry!
Click here for entry form and information about the exhibit.
We need people to be in the gallery space while the center is open to greet visitors and monitor the artwork. You need not submit work to the show to "gallery sit". If you can volunteer some time, please contact Vicki at 978-630-2340.
Chris Grossman Solo Photography Exhibit
Image Grossman Autumn Splendor    Image Grossman Solitude on Lake Superior     
 Autumn Splendor             Solitude on Lake Superior
(Click on images for larger versions)  

The Forgotten
Image Grossman The  Forgotten
Chris Grossman
Solo Photography Exhibit

at the Gardner Ale House
74 Parker St., Gardner, MA
June 6 - July 25, 2010
A collection that spans 10 years.

Email Chris at [email protected]
Intro to Acrylics Class with Lori MacDonald
Image Boulder Gallery  
Lori MacDonald
is offering another
session of her
Introduction to Acrylics class on Monday evenings
in June at
The Boulder Art Gallery
960 Main St. Fitchburg, MA
 The next class is scheduled to begin on June 7, continues June 14, 21, & 28 and runs from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Please visit Lori's website and
click on "Classes in Fitchburg" to learn more.
Fitchburg Cultural Alliance 2010 Paint-In
The 2010 Fitchburg Cultural Alliance Paint-In is entitled "Along the Nashua River".
The artwork will be exhibited at the Johnsonia Art Gallery
516 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA
Opening: Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm
The show will continue through Sunday, June 20.
June Photography Workshops with Guy Biechele
((Click for larger version))
Image Biechele Seagull Catching Fish
"Techniques for Creative Composition
with Your Digital Camera
Saturday, June 19, 2010    10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Great photographs communicate their message to us with strength and clarity. This workshop will help you increase the impact of your photographs through creative composition. We will explore framing, format, subject placement, camera angles, and ways to discover alternate compositions. We will also discuss the tools for composition including lens focal length, depth of field, tripods, etc. After discussion we will spend time in the field photographing, and then finish by reviewing and discussing the photographs we made. Sharon Arts Center, 457 Route 123, Sharon, NH
To register or for course fee, see the Sharon Arts Center Spring Catalog or call 603-924-7256.
Image Biechele Butterfly Macro"Macro and Close Up Photography"
Saturday, June 26 , 2010    10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Through macro photography we can enjoy a whole new world of photographic subjects and opportunities. Insects, interesting flora, tiny details and patterns can fill our photographs. During this workshop we will discuss equipment and techniques for macro photography, spend time in the field photographing, and finish by reviewing and discussing the photographs we made.
(Click image for larger version)
Petersham Craft Center, 8 North Street, Petersham, MA
     To register or for course fee, go to Craft Center course page or call 978-724-3415.
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Vieux Soulier Performing at Msgr. Ducharme Center
Vieux Soulier will be performing at Monsignor Ducharme Center, Dupont Street, Worcester, MA
On Saturday evening, June 12.
 The event is sponsored by Holy Family Parish and co-sponsered by Conseil Franchere Laurier #56, L'Union Saint-Jean- Baptiste, a Division of Catholic Family Life Insurance.
It will be an evening of French Canadian music & dancing
(Including instruction in two-step & line dancing).
Tourtiere, ragout & dessert crepes will be served (Price range: $3-$6).
For tickets, call Yvette Prosser at (508) 755-5724, $12/adult, $6/children 12 & under.
Reserved Tables: $48 (table of 4)  & $96 (table of 8).
Len Haug in Danforth Art Museum Juried Exhibit
Image Haug Thanksgiving Congratulations to Len Haug
His collage painting titled "Our Daily Thanksgiving"
has been accepted into the 2010 Juried Exhibition
at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA.
Over 800 pieces by some 452 artists were submitted,
of which only 144 were accepted. Jurors for the show
include the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the
Chief Curator at the Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.
   (Click on image for larger version)             The exhibit will run from June 12 to August 8.

Don't miss Len's wonderful artwork as the Featured Artist on the GALA website!
Teachers as Artists Exhibit at MWCC in Gardner
"Teachers as Artists"
2010 Gardner Public Schools Art Faculty Show
 East Wing Gallery at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., Gardner, MA
May 26 thru June 23, 2010 (Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm)
 Reception: Tuesday, June 8,  5 - 7 pm      See artwork images
Jaffrey Civic Center Exhibits
Paintings by Vinoy Laughner in the first floor Display Cases
Friday, May 21 through Thursday, June 24    Read more

Wildlife Photography by Fred Martin in the first floor Auditorium Gallery
Friday, June 11 through Saturday, July 17    Read more
Rollstone Studios Call for Entries
Inspired by nature? Announcing a Call to Artists for NatureWorks, a juried exhibition
Submissions due June 3-5, 2010, Show: Thursday, June 17 - Sunday August 22, 2010
The exhibition will feature artists working in 2 or 3-dimensional art or high quality craft, all media, that has an underlying theme of nature. I had a blast at last years juried show at Rollstone, says artist Susan Matusen. I have already planned for this years submission.
Click here for details and application.
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 protected] 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.
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center
Jean Stabell (Photography) now to July 9

Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
Dana Armstrong (Photography) now to June 4.
See Dana's work on the GALA website
Eddy Troxler & Jazz Depot
See their website for information on upcoming shows.
Rollstone Studios
Gary Ruuska Solo Exhibit "The Art of Colored Pencil" now through June 13, 2010.
Gary's website:      
Rollstone Studios is open Thursday through Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.
Also open every First Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 pm
when you can visit artists at work in their studio spaces.
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Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
Check out the MCC blog ArtSake, a place to explore & celebrate the creative work of MA artists.
Art Exhibit Opportunities
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at [email protected] or 978-249-6812
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Sally Sargent at [email protected] or 978-939-5454
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Sally Sargent (see above)
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at [email protected] or
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at [email protected] or
SubmissionsNewsletter Submissions
Have news about awards, shows, events, classes, or new gallery representation?
Have an article you would like to submit?
Please send it "publication ready", as we need to minimize the need for editing.
Send submissions including your contact info
to Anna Ruuska at [email protected] or the GALA mailing address.
Submission deadline is the 21st of each month.

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