Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Arts council member to help us usher in 2013

Start the new year right

DERBY - Artist Floatin' Fred will be playing the music in his head on Tuesday, New Year's Day.

His first set will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the second set will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery@37, 37 Elizabeth St., Derby, Ct.

Stroll by, stop in, support original music and local art!

Monday, December 24, 2012

State overlooks arts council in grant process

A request from Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo:
"Show the state how much we enjoy getting ignored," he said today. "Click on the link or visit the CT Office of the Arts on Facebook and add your two's more than the state thinks we are worth!"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Council wins grant, welcomes Gallerie Chartier

Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo is pleased to announce that the Valley Arts Council received a $1,000 support grant this week from United Illuminating.

In addition, DiCarlo said, "We would like to welcome Gallerie Chartier to our organization. The new gallery, though next door, will feature digital art and prints as well as some controversial artworks from around the world."

Gallerie Chartier is at 35 Elizabeth St., Derby, Ct. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arts council welcomes next-door neighbor to town

Gallerie Chartier to hold grand opening Dec. 15

Russell J. Chartier and his wife, Jill Treadwell, are getting ready to open their media gallery at 35 Elizabeth St., Derby, Ct.

The grand opening celebration will be held from 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15.

Treadwell stands next to a video still of her eye that Chartier created. The image is on display at the gallery.  

You can read more about this intriguing gallery in a story I wrote that is in today's New Haven Register.

Two of Chartier's video stills that are on exhibit in the gallery.

Gallerie Chartier is next door to Gallery@37.

Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo said there is an arts movement going on in downtown Derby. 
He's working to get the word out to inspire artists and residents alike to get involved in it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Explore the holiday boutique at Gallery@37

What time is it? 
Time to check out the one-of-a-kind gifts for sale at the Gallery@37.

From paintings, drawings, and clocks, to jewelry and ornaments, members of the Valley Arts Council have created an array of gifts for all.

Stained glass art, religious-themed items and more are for sale. 

Ornaments for hobbyists and sports enthusiasts can be found on the tree.

Canine portraits are part of the mix as well. 

As is a mermaid.

Beautiful tabletop decorations are also for sale.

This metal sun sculpture was photographed through the window, which explains the less than good quality.

Visit the gallery, 37 Elizabeth St., Derby, Ct. and see all of these unique items for yourself. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Head to Shelton today to check out this fun holiday fair

Valley Arts Council President Rich DiCarlo and his wife, Wendy, are at this fair today.

Rich is selling cool clocks he has created as well as his trademark bricks, and Wendy is selling Partylite candles and accessories (see below) and Lia Sophia jewelry. 

Here are some of the holiday gifts on display at the fair.

They can't wait to see you.

Remember: Shop local for the holiday season!