Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Students feted at Gallery@37 in Derby

Artwork graces gallery wall. Photo by Steve DiRienzo.

After taking after-school classes taught by Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo and Vice President Steve DiRienzo, students from St. Mary-St. Michael School in Derby, Ct. had their work displayed at the Gallery@37.
The gallery is at 37 Elizabeth St., Derby.

I attended an opening reception May 4 for students and their families at the gallery. I saw how proud the budding artists were of their creations, as well as how proud their parents were of them.

A representative from the Orange, Ct.-based Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, which funded the after-school art classes also was on hand. She said she was impressed with the students' artwork. I'm sure she was not alone.

The art remained up on the gallery wall for a week.
DiCarlo "talks art" with students at the reception. Photo by Steve DiRienzo.

Editor's note: I previously published these photos on the New Haven Register's View from the Valley blog.

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