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Artists' Cooperative Gallery
of Westerly

Supporting Visual Arts and Artists

February Exhibition: "Listen to Your Mother (Earth)”

January 31 - February 25, 2024

Featuring Juried and Associate Artist Members

Including A Special Exhibit in the United in Art Community Gallery
“Conversations With African American Art”

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 2, 5-8 pm

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) is a fine arts gallery located at 14 Railroad Avenue in the former Westerly Train Station – a historic landmark built in Spanish Renaissance style in 1912.

       February is the perfect time to enjoy the quiet magic of winter and the beauty of our world as it rests and rejuvenates.  This month’s All Member Show is alive with art honoring our Mother Earth. Art lovers are invited to come to the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) and discover how artists respect and care for this shared home.

       All are encouraged to stop by the Westerly Train Station for our "First Friday" reception, meet the artists and see the exhibit. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks provided by the artists and wine provided by Perks and Corks, an iconic Westerly martini bar and place to eat. February’s show is made possible, in part, by the generous sponsorship Atty. Matthew Lewiss and of Coastal Graphics, LLC, both in Westerly, Rhode Island.

       This show includes the work of both juried and associate artists by more than 60 local Rhode Island and Connecticut artists. Works include media ranging from expressive abstracts and realistic paintings to evocative photography, calligraphy, sculpture, colorful textiles, works in wood, ceramics, hand crafted jewelry and more.

      In the Community Gallery, don’t miss works of African American artists from the collection of Bill and Paula Alice Mitchell. Please click this title – Conversations with African American Art” - or the second button below to learn more about our special exhibition in partnership with the Westerly Anti-Racism Coalition and three presentations that will take place at Westerly Library.

       Visitors will find hand-made craft items in the Gallery Shop (click here) and, perhaps, come across a Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone. Located in the West Wing, our Gallery Shop includes artist member creations of small works of affordable art. It features prints, cards, small and miniature paintings, mobiles, coasters, pottery, glasswork, books, bookmarks and small hand painted boxes. There are new additions every month, so the selection is always changing.

       Start the year off creatively with a Palette Knife Painting class! Member artist Tammy Blais will continue to offer her popular series of palette knife painting classes. Please see our Education page for more information. (Click her name to find out more about her, click the words "Education page" to find out more about the classes.)

Thank You to Our February Exhibition Sponsors!

Coastal Graphics, LLC

Digital Printing Services

Providing Lettering, Signs, Prints and More

83 Tom Harvey Rd, Building C, Unit 5

Westerly, RI 02891

401.425.2312

Lewiss Law Associates

Florence, Matthew and Peter Lewiss

Specializing in Real Estate, Probate, Estate

Planning, and Corporate Law

79 Franklin St

Westerly, RI 02891

401.596.9951

Perks & Corks

"Whether a birthday party, office function or any other special occasion - we take care of all the fine details, bringing your event to life, just as you imagined."

62 High Street

Westerly, RI 02891

401.596.1260

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ACGOW continues to recognize its duty to care for its members and the community it serves and is taking all necessary health precautions, following RI COVID guidelines for cleaning, and provision of hand sanitizer. Due to the relaxing of state COVID restrictions, we no longer require mask wearing in the gallery.

For more information call (401) 596-2221 during regular business hours or visit ACGOW’s Facebook site: ACGOW2018 or Instagram account: @acgow2018