From Destruction to Creation
Exhibit runs March 8th – April 8th
Winter hours are Fri – Sun 11 – 5
Reception: Saturday, March 9 from 6 – 9 pm
Once again, it’s time for the Delaware Valley High School art students 7th annual March exhibit at the ARTery Gallery in Milford. “From Destruction to Creation” is inspired by circumstances around last years exhibit when the region, struck by a catastrophic storm, left residents without power for several weeks, being restored only days leading to the students reception which was curiously titled “Unplugged”.
Being unplugged, although challenging, was small compared to the destruction of many of the ravines within which our cherished waterfalls lie, leaving these areas scarred for many many years to come. “Our hearts are broken. We have to adapt to these changes to the landscape and try to see some positives from it – like death which feeds new life.” says Marie Liu, curator and organizer of the event. Hence the title “From Destruction to Creation” for this years show. This year we celebrate the beginning of recovery and the creativity that springs forth from the youth.
This particular gallery exhibit brings the community into the gallery for an exciting and fresh look at creations by our young artists and gives those young artists the gallery experience of professional artists. The public and gallery members are continually surprised by the quality and imagination of the pieces presented. The work is mostly for sale, with family, friends and collectors anxious to own a piece by a potential future Picasso.
A Juried Open Show
Exhibit dates: Feb. 8 – March 3
Reception: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 – 9 pm
The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA, is hosting a Juried Open Show for emerging and established artists titled “New Perspectives.” A jury of Gallery members will select the best pieces which will then be on exhibit from February 8 – March 3. This Cooperative Gallery, owned and operated by member artists, has been a cornerstone of Milford’s art scene for over 19 years. The Gallery strives to include artists who are not members by partnering with local organizations, such as The Delaware Valley High School, Milford Garden Club, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Pike Co. Arts and Crafts, as well as the upcoming juried exhibit. Paintings, sculpture, and fine crafts will be considered for exhibition and sale.
Gallery curator Marie Liu adds, “We love opening our doors to the wider art community and enjoy seeing what artists in the region are creating. With so few exhibit venues, we feel proud to offer our lovely space in the historic Forest Hall building, in a gesture of inclusion for our fellow artists.” Members Claude Larson and Liza Smith Simpson have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into organizing the event, which will no doubt be a sampling of the area’s finest artists.
Awards will be given for First, Second and Third Place at the opening reception on February 9th. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibit. In addition to gift certificates and prizes from retailers such as Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, Golden Acrylics, Liquitex and Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies, winners will be invited to exhibit their work at the gallery for the additional month of March.