The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is located at 7 Canal Street in downtown Westerly, RI. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, 1PM-5PM. Please call 401-596-2221 or visit www.westerlyarts.com or our Face Book page for information about the show, ACGOW and its artists.

Artists’ Cooperative Gallery
7 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891

February Events at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery


February is a month to look inward and reflect on what is to come with the Awakening of SPRING!


AUTHOR TALK and READING with Tamara Valentine
Join Savoy Bookshop and Café for an author talk and reading with Tamara Valentine, the author of

"What the Waves Know", at the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. This event will be held on February 16 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. The book takes place in Rhode Island, and Valentine is a professor of English at Johnson & Wales University in Providence and lives in Kingston, RI, with her husband and three children. 

Suggested Donation $5


​​​​​MARCH: "AWAKENING" 
​From the Darkness of the Light
Featured Artist: Ardie Harrison and Dan Marantz 
March 4 - March 29, 2015 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 5-8 PM 





Friday March 11th at 7:30pm                                      Bohemian Quartet                            






Watching The Bohemian Quartet perform live is like listening to history being preserved. In many ways, this gifted and exhilarating act is simply keeping a rare musical flame alive by taking on the challenging oeuvre of the Romany, or "gypsy" musical tradition. Those of you who've already seen their show know how mesmerizing and captivating it can be. Those who've missed it thus far are in for a treat! 
You can see them on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30pm, in the intimate setting of the Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal Street Westerly, RI 02891.

The acclaimed ensemble featuring the violin, viola, cello, and bass was formed in 2005. Violinist Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded and ambitious friends: Christine Harrington on cello, Nancy Richardson on viola, and Dave Zinno on upright bass. Together, they are capable curators, tackling ancient traditions, and still leaving room to wander off into newer, lovely, and more modern directions.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2494916


Saturday, March 12th 10 AM- 1 PM

Spring is On Its Way!!!  Gardeners of all levels welcome


Please join us for an informal gardening talk: 

How to Start Your Own Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Coffee and snacks provided
Suggested donation $10   
Talk presented by gallery artist and gardener Madeline Beaudry






With a new year in full swing, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly celebrates the emergence of new artists as it hosts art students from Connecticut College during its annual visiting artist show. Come meet the artists at the show's


Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 PM.

February's show reflects the ways emerging artists use visual information to express themselves, communicate ideas and explore the borders that separate individuals from each other, and themselves. 

Works on display include vibrant paintings by Juan Flores that bring to life the drama, conflict and tension of leaving the familiar and confronting the unknown. Through his work, Mr. Flores explores the nature of geographic, social, cultural and internal borders, or “separation barriers,” and what it means to attempt to cross them. “There can be either two outcomes when confronting a separation barrier of one’s life,” writes the artist.  “One can either become defeated by it or overcome it.” Other subjects include playful reversals of gender roles and rites of passage.

Works by over 25 artists, ranging from dreamlike landscapes to imaginative sculpture to ceramics, mixed media, and video and sound art, will be exhibited

“Through close relationships with faculty who are both dedicated teachers and active artists, art students at Connecticut College gain exposure to a variety of artistic philosophies and professional practices in art,” says artist and Associate Professor of Art Pamela Marks. 

With a new year in full swing, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly celebrates the emergence of new artists as it hosts art students from Connecticut College during its annual visiting artist show.


Come meet the artists at the show's Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 PM.


February’s show also features favorite works in a variety of media by ACGOW artist members.

The show runs from February 3 to February 28.

IN THE GALLERY

 

“Connecticut college student exhibit


Opening Reception, Friday, february 5th, 5-8 PM



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