August Exhibit

Fire and Water

Runs August 8th thru September 9th
A wine and cheese reception  will be held August 10th from 6-9pm

Celebrating the art of mother nature, Hadley’s Earth Crystals join with artist Claude Larson for an exhibit titled “Fire and Water” at The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA.  Jan and Jim Hadley who have built a  business on their 30 year passion for the beauty and patterns found in crystals and minerals, will share their knowledge and amazing collection in this featured show.  Alongside these natural works of art, Claude Larson will exhibit her nature inspired work incorporating fiber and mixed media. This show features countless, stunning one-of-a-kind wonders for show and sale.

From the fiery depths of Earth, a broad spectrum of color, geometric shapes and universal patterns emerge in this hand-pick collection of crystals and minerals.  The vibrant reds and oranges evoke a connection with the volcanic and solar energies while the cool tones of blue and green reflect the calming energies of flowing water.

Through their depth of knowledge, Jim and Jan seek to educate the public about the mineralogy and metaphysical aspects of their collected stones. As the Earth’s temporary caretakers, Jim and Jan are committed to exhibiting their hand selected crystals in order for the right person to make an energetic connection with the particular stone that is meant for them.

Claude Larson uses the forces of water and melting snow to create unique textiles with one-of-a-kind patterns.  She incorporates such processes as rusting, hand-dyeing, snow-dyeing and marbling to create her fiber and mixed media pieces.  Elements of her work include bold color, shape, line and pattern.  Natural events create the basis for her inspiration, from the rising of the moon in its many phases to the treasures she’s collected from the edge of the ocean.  She views natural wonders as the muse for her art and incorporates fiber, stitch, paint and visual balance in her pieces to express her inner reflection of the natural world onto an outer surface.

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March Exhibit

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.