May Exhibit

Art in Bloom – Florals Imitate Art at the Artery

May 10 – June 4.

Wine and cheese reception:  Saturday, May 12,  6 – 9 pm

Throughout the ages, artists have turned to nature for their inspiration. This May, for the second year, the Milford Garden Club will collaborate with the Artery Gallery for a month-long exhibition that turns this traditional approach to making art on its head. Displayed side-by-side with artwork by Gallery members will be masterful horticultural interpretations created by Garden Club members. In a sense, the artwork becomes the source of inspiration for nature.

In relation to the artwork, using flowers, branches, found pieces, and a varied assortment of horticultural invention, the Garden Club members turn their interpretations of the art pieces into works of art in themselves. Examples from last year’s Exhibition include Bill Rabsey’s abstract painting “Chaos Theory.” It’s floral companion using home made dried flowers in similar reds, burnt oranges, and yellows. The sweeping placement of vertical purple branches reflecting the brushstroke action in the painting. Liza Simpson’s “Monticello Poppies” was interpreted using sticks, red poppies, purple-blue verticals and butterflies, mirroring the painting image. Once again, this year the Gallery will be filled with these beautiful and imaginative floral displays based on a colorful and rich exhibit of the Gallery members’ own art.

The Milford Garden Club has been beautifying and serving Milford through its energetic volunteer membership of 81 years. Its programs are many and include its annual flower show, its beautification program throughout the Borough and three public gardens, its community garden where food is grown for the Ecumenical Food Pantry, and a scholarship program. The Club has a unique role in the preservation of the Milford Rose, its history and tradition.
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April Exhibit

An Aviary at the ARTery

The ARTery Gallery is excited to announce it will host the Delaware Highlands Conservancy from April 19 – May 7. This first ever joint Exhibition will feature photographs of eagles generated by the Conservancy and bird themed artwork created by ARTery member artists.

In February, the Conservancy held it’s first annual photography contest: “Sharing Place: Eagles and Their Environs.” The contest invited photographers to capture striking eagle inspired photos of the Upper Delaware River region focusing on these raptors, their habitat, and factors important to eagle welfare. The 15 Winners will be exhibited at the gallery.

The April Exhibition will be a bird lover’s delight. In addition to the Conservancy photos, the co-operative gallery artists will display their own interpretations of raptors, song birds, and various other avian species that capture their imagination. These include paintings, photos, prints and birds or habitat in other media.

 
A reception, open to the public, will be held Saturday, April 21, from 5 – 8 pm to unveil the winners of the contest. Conservancy staff will be on hand to talk about their eagle programming and land protection work; as will the photographers who participated. The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. To learn more, visit their website at DelawareHighlands.org.