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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
August, 2010
In This Issue
Jan Queijo Quilts at Handworks Gallery in Acton
Concord Juried Art Exhibit Call for Entries
Lisa Regopoulos at Boulder Art Gallery & Chelmsford Art Society Award
Jean Stabell Photography Current Exhibits
Jane Heywood Coleman Watercolor Exhibit
Michael Miller Photography Exhibit in Jaffrey, NH
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
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Musicians, poets, songwriters and talented performers

you are invited to participate in Gardner Heritage State Parks
first Community Open Mic Event
Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6 - 8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Gardner Area League of Artists and
Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
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Gardner Heritage State Park Visitor Center
26 Lake St., Gardner, MA 01440
Register to ensure a performance slot.
Contact Travis Worthley at
978-630-1497 or
Event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible
Jan Queijo Quilts at Handworks Gallery in Acton
Image Queijo Pup Art Quilt   Image Queijo Cat In The Evening Garden Quilt
     (Click on images for larger versions) 
Jan Queijo (Crazy Dog Lady Quilts) has two quilts for sale
at the Handworks Gallery of American Crafts
161 Great Road (Rt 2A), Acton, MA.
They are "Pup Art", and  "Cat in the Evening Garden",
which has 3-D flowers and crystals on it.
Jan's website:
Concord Juried Exhibit Call for Entries
"Celebrating Concord's 375th Anniversary"
Submission drop-off: August 17 & 18, 10 am to 4 pm
More info
Show Dates: September 4 - October 31, 2010
51 Walden Street, Concord, MA

Lisa Regopoulos at Boulder Art Gallery & Chelmsford Art Society Award
Lisa Regopoulos is pleased to announce that her fine art pastels will now be on display at the Boulder Art Gallery, 960 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA. Please stop by and visit the gallery or access their website:
Lisa will be teaching the "Scribble" technique pastel workshop at the Boulder Art Gallery in September. Back by popular demand, this workshop was well received at the June 2010 workshop at Leominster Art Association. Anyone interested in this workshop may contact Lisa for more information at her website:

And Congratulations to Lisa!
Her pastel, "A Decade of Growth", was awarded 2nd place in the Professional Category
at the Chelmsford Art Society's annual 4th of July Show.
(Click on the image below for a larger version. Better yet, see it at the Boulder Art Gallery.)
Image Regopoulos A Decade of Growth 
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Jean Stabell Photography - Current Exhibits
Image Stabell RockportSee Jean's photography in the following shows:    
Jaffrey Civic Center Annual Photography Show
40 Main St., Jaffrey, NH  now through Aug. 21   
Gallery 38 show "Summer Fun"
38 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA  now through Aug. 30
    Rollstone Studios show "NatureWorks"
633 Main St., Fitchburg, MA  now through Aug. 22
   Fitchburg Art Museum
75th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft
 (Click "Rockport" for larger version)       185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA  now through Sept. 5
Jane Heywood Coleman Watercolor Exhibit at Gardner Library
Image-Jane Heywood Coleman Watercolor 
The family of Jane Heywood Coleman
is pleased to announce that an exhibit
of selected watercolors by Jane will be held
at the Levi Heywood Memorial Library
on 55 Lynde Street in Gardner, MA
from August 4 to August 27, 2010.

(Click on image for larger version)

Although Jane had some training at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston as well as at the Fitchburg Art Museum, she is mostly self-taught. Her works are representations of places she has visited across the country and around the world during her seventy years of painting. Family and friends have enjoyed her many paintings for years and are pleased to finally be able to bring so many together in one place. Visit the Heywood Library in August and take a peek for yourself!
Michael Miller Photography Exhibit in Jaffrey, NH
Michael Miller will be exhibiting his photographs in the Jaffrey Civic Center first floor Auditorium Gallery until August 28. His show consists of about 40 images featuring colors and shadows from the world around us and spanning the four seasons. You'll see icy winter scenes, rich fall colors, summer skies and spring flowers, landscapes, water scenes, buildings, flowers, horses and people young and old.There will be deep full colors and rich black and whites...all from Brittany and Provence, Mexico, Canada and New England.
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
Mark Fisher Trio  (Mark Fisher, Kris Lucander, & Donna Fisher-Russo)
See the band website for information on upcoming shows.

Eddy Troxler & The Jazz Depot
See their website for information on upcoming shows.

Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center
Chuck Heidorn (Photo Collage) now to September 2

Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
 Ann Howe (Paintings & Drawings) & Tracey M. Howe (Photography) extended through Aug. 30

Jaffrey Civic Center
Annual Photography Show now to August 21


Rollstone Studios
NatureWorks Exhibit now through August 22
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.
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Art Exhibit Opportunities
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at or 978-249-6812
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Vicki Heidorn at or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (see above)
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at or
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at or
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