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Artists' Cooperative Gallery
of Westerly

Supporting Visual Arts and Artists

June Exhibition: "Through Rose-Colored Glasses"

Featured Artists: Nancy Nielsen & Anita Trezvant

 

with Special Guests:
Ocean Community YMCA Garden Club — “Art in Bloom”
 
 
and in the Community Gallery:
"8th Grade Artists of Westerly Middle School”
 

June 5 — 30, 2024

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 7, 5-8pm

 

Gallery Hours: Wed. through Sat. 11-7pm; Sun. 1-5pm

      This month, visitors to the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly are invited to see the world alive with stunning floral interpretations of art by the Ocean Community YMCA Garden Club. All are invited to join the artists and Garden Club members for the First Friday opening reception to celebrate the new show and see life and art-inspired floral arrangements through a pink-hued lens of optimism and appreciation. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks provided by our artists, and wine provided by Perks and Corks of Westerly. It is free and open to all. The June show is made possible, in part, by the generous sponsorship of Pleasant Acres Florist & Greenhouses in Westerly, RI and Doctors Nina & Edward Rossomando, patrons of the arts and active participants in the Westerly community.

       See information about our featured artists, Nancy Nielsen and Anita Trezvant by clicking to our Current Exhibition page. ACGOW’s more than fifty juried artists will also participate in the June show in a wide variety of two-  and three-dimensional mediums. This vibrant collection includes a large selection of oils, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, mobiles, photography, pottery, handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, fiber arts, glass, sculpture, and more. Patrons can enjoy flowers in bloom, iconic local scenes, abstract and impressionistic blue green seascapes, colorful vintage glass flowers and one of a kind handcrafted wooden bowls, charcuterie boards and tables.

      ACGOW’s United in Arts Community Gallery will host an exhibit of eighth grade artists of Westerly Middle School. The students interested in learning about art spent a semester in an exploratory class tackling many ideas and concepts including design and drawing challenges.  They were encouraged to pursue their own visions and choose imagery personal to them.

       Save the date for ACGOW's 7th Annual Art Heist! — Saturday, August 24th, from 6-8 pm! This gala event will be held at the historic Westerly Armory on 41 Railroad Avenue, Westerly RI. Tickets go on sale in June. $130 includes admission for two and the opportunity to ‘heist’ a work of art. Tickets that do not include the opportunity to acquire art will be priced at $40 per person. The event will feature live music, upscale hors d’oeuvres, fresh oysters, desserts, wine, and beer. The artwork to be auctioned will be on view at our gallery as of August 1st.

       Visitors are always invited to check out all the new items in The ACGOW Gallery Shop, located in our west wing. The shop features an array of small, affordable works including framed and unframed prints, cards, candles, miniature paintings, bookmarks, colorful coasters, mobiles, wine glasses, books, tote bags and unique fine collectibles.

        Consider contributing to the Corinne Hansen Taylor Scholarship, created by ACGOW member, Serena Bates.This scholarship is for talented Westerly High School seniors pursuing an education in the Arts. Find out all the details of Art It Forward by clicking here. See the artwork of the scholarship winners in our Community Gallery in July.

Thank You to Our June Exhibition Sponsors!

pleasanracresSM

Pleasant Acres Florist & Greenhouses

130 Franklin St
Westerly, RI 02891
401.596.1785

Drs. Nina & Edward Rossomondo

Patrons of the Arts and

active participants in the Westerly community.

Read about Nina HERE.

 

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. Learn more about us on our About Us Us page. (Click on the bolded words, About Us.)

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