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
|Welcome New Members!|
|GALA Featured Artist|
Don't miss Latrice Cooper's wonderful photography
on the GALA website
|GALA Board of Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
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|The GALA Fall Art Show & Sale is Nov. 12-14, 2010|
Don't miss this amazing exhibit by 76 artists with188 artworks! Stay to enjoy the wonderful music! See performance schedule
Gardner Polish American Citizens Club
171 Kendall Pond Road West, Gardner, MA 01440
Opening Reception: Friday November 12, 6 pm - 9 pm
(Extended Hours) Saturday November 13, 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday November 14, 12 noon - 4 pm
Join us Friday evening for the opening reception
with award announcements at 6:30 pm!
Download the 8 x 11 Color Show Poster
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 state agency.
|Hubbardston Library Coffeehouse Series|
Hey, local musicians! We need you!
The Hubbardston Public Library is starting up the First Thursdays Coffeehouse series in November and are currently seeking musicians to headline. This is a program funded by the Massachusetts Arts Council, and there is a stipend for performers. To learn more, please call Library Director Jayne Arata
at (978) 928-4775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Guy Biechele-Understanding Your DSLR Camera|
DSLR CameraSaturday, Nov. 6, 2010
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sharon Arts Center
457 Route 123, Sharon, NH
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Your DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera is a powerful photographic tool. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices they offer - Metering and exposure modes, lens choices, flash options, JPEG vs. RAW, etc. Learn how to take advantage of the flexibility of your DSLR to become a better photographer. This workshop will help you to make the most of you DSLR whether you use your camera for family portraits, landscapes, or other subjects. Participants should bring their DSLR, camera manual, and any accessories such as lenses, flash attachments, filters, etc for discussion. Also bring some photographs in RAW format on a CD or camera card.
To register or for course fee, see the Sharon Arts Center course catalog
or call 603-924-7256
Guy's website: guybiechele.com
|Mark Fisher Trio Performing at Fitzwilliam Inn, NH|
|Jaffrey Civic Center Call for Artists|
Jaffrey Civic Center Annual Autumn Area Art ExhibitCall for Artists
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 19, 5-7 pm
Exhibit: November 19 - December 18, 2010
|Ceramics Invitational: Plates & Platters Exhibit at TLGUTS|
Local artists to exhibit in Ceramics Invitational: Plates and Platters at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Curated by Joan Sinatra Hathaway, the exhibition showcases work by twelve Massachusetts artists who show their personal style in the form of ceramic plates and platters. Local Gardner area artists in the exhibition include: Paula Barry, John Bennard, Debbie Gardner, Fe Fandreyer, Kristen Kieffer, Steve Landry and Joan Sinatra Hathaway. The exhibition will be on view Nov. 13, 2010 through Jan. 8, 2011.
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|Joan Sinatra Hathaway in Mug & Cup Invitational|
Joan Sinatra Hathaway
will be in a group show at
the Artisan Gallery
in Northampton, MA.
The 4TH Annual Cup and Mug Invitational
features the work of 50 ceramic artists
on the theme of cups and mugs.
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The exhibition will run from November 12 through December 31, 2010.
|Colored Pencil Workshop with Gary Ruuska at Sharon Arts Center|
Colored Pencil for Absolute Beginners Saturday, December 4, 2010 10 am - 3 pm
Discover how the deceptively simple and convenient medium of colored pencil can be used to create wonderfully complex and detailed works of art on a marble-dust coated board. Working from a photograph and line drawing provided by the instructor, we will focus on layering techniques for building color, texture and form. We will also discuss the best ways to seal and protect your new creation so that it can be displayed like a painting, without glass. For more info, call 603-924-7256.
(Click on image for larger version)Note: This session was just added and will not appear in the Sharon Arts Center course catalog.
Gary's website: artbygaryruuska.com
|History of Gardner Website|
An Invitation to Artists & Musicians
, a lifelong Gardner resident, is building a website on the history of the city.
She would like to hear from any of our members who might be interested in being included on the website. She would conduct a short interview in which she
could learn your background, get a brief bio, and perhaps obtain one or two photographs of your work.
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.|
|Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)|
Check out the MCC blog ArtSake, a place to explore & celebrate the creative work of MA artists.|
|GALA Receives 2009 Constant Contact Email Marketing All Star Award|
GALA has been named an Email Marketing All Star by Constant Contact for demonstrating best practices in the use of email marketing throughout 2009.
Award winners were selected for meeting the standards of
a responsible, professional, and successful email marketer.
|Art Exhibit Opportunities|
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at email@example.com or 978-249-6812|
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Vicki Heidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (see above)
Café in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at JJJGardner@hotmail.com or
Café in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at JJJWorcester@hotmail.com or
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