Printed from Berkshire Style
Historic Main Street in Torrington has a new art gallery that is highlighting emerging artists: local and afar. Five Points Gallery is a non-profit showcasing contemporary art while also offering exhibitions, education, public dialogue and exhibit openings that have been drawing big names in the art world. Recent artists who have exhibited their work include Danielle Mailer and Jennie Friedman and December's Emerging Artist exhibit featured 20 artists on-the-rise. Five Points has established an educational consortium with UConn Torrington, Northwestern Community College and Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.
“Cut and Paste: The Art of 21st Century Collage & Assemblage” at Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Connecticut
Reprinted from Issue 7 2014 of kolaj magazine
3 January - 2 February 2014 Exhibition
“Cut and Paste: The Art of 21st Century Collage and Assemblage” features work by Caryn Azoff, Nancy Doherty, Jon Eastman, Anne Gilman, Jane R. Lubin, M.D., Jane Rainwater, Rashmi Talpade, Paul Theriault and Deborah Wadswort.
The art of collage has become more sophisticated since the early 20th century when artists like Braque and Picasso first used scraps of newspaper in their drawings. For this show, curator Michael Shortell has chosen a variety of works to illustrate the field of contemporary collage and assemblage and its evolution since the early 20th century.
Reprinted from Litchfield Magazine
by Joseph Montebello
The renaissance that people keep hoping will occur in Torrington may have finally gotten a jumpstart with Five Points Gallery. At the corner of Water Street and Main Street—where there is a five-point traffic circle—director Judith McElhone is making great strides with her coterie of artists.
McElhone, herself an artist since the age of ten, understands artists and their needs. “My mother felt I was too young for oils and that watercolors would be better and safer,” she says. “My father, however, agreed with me, and so I got my first set of oil paints.”