Milford. New ‘Elements’ show inspired by physical substances

| 03 Mar 2023 | 12:49

The ARTery Gallery is celebrating March with “Elements,” a new show by all of the members inspired by the four physical substances of air, earth, fire and water.

For example, the oil painting “Flight” by oil artist Barbara Alice Moir, depicts a heron’s majestically extended wings as it rises, reminding us of thermals and the element air. Moir based this piece on her photography of herons in secluded ponds and waterways found throughout the tri-states area.

“Vertigo” by Bill Rabsey is made from latex on board. This selection from Rabsey’s wide collection of thought-provoking art celebrates earth elements. The shapes and colors in this piece are reminiscent of the interesting iron scraps and unusual examples of worn wood Bill seeks out in his many travels for use later in both his natural sculptures as well as paintings.

“Mountain View” by Laura Dudes is another example of art inspired by the properties of earth. In it, acrylic, modeling paste and glass beads forming pleasing pastel shapes and textures, reminding the viewer of the interesting contours of landscapes. Dudes honed these types of artistic abilities over many years while creating printed designs and packaging for many companies including M&M Mars, Crayola and BASF. She also sold her work through Macy’s department stores.

The ARTery Gallery, located in the historic Forest Hall at 210 Broad St. in Milford, is a cooperatively owned and operated fine art gallery, serving the regional artists and art lovers since 1996. The gallery features a wide array of artistic talent ranging from traditional oil, watercolor, and photography to sculpture, jewelry, textiles, pottery, and collage.

You can meet the artists participating in “Elements” at their opening reception on March 11 from 6 - 9 p.m. The ARTery provides refreshments and welcomes the public to this free cultural event.

This month-long exhibit will be on display from Thursday, March 9 through Monday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.