The MAC’s Firehouse Gallery, freshly renovated in August 2018. Mural by John Paul O’Grodnick

The MAC’s Firehouse Gallery, freshly renovated in August 2018. Mural by John Paul O’Grodnick

The Firehouse Gallery

The Milford Arts Council and the City of Milford came to an agreement in 2000 to develop the former Walnut Beach Fire Company #3 building into a community facility to promote the arts in the Walnut Beach neighborhood. The Fire Department had consolidated several Devon stations into a new, centralized facility on Naugatuck Avenue and vacated this historic station that had served the neighborhood since 1920. The new facility opened in 2002 and includes approximately 1,000 square feet of bright gallery space, a lower level studio, and a second floor for offices and a residential dwelling unit that is for our Artist in Residence program. The Firehouse Gallery was recently renovated inside and out, complete with a stunning mural by artist, John Paul O’Grodnick. Today, you’ll find a variety of beautiful art exhibits, classes, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive experiences at this iconic building by the beach. The gallery is surrounded by a vibrant arts and business district and it's only two blocks from the Long Island Sound.

Gallery Hours During Exhibits:

Saturdays & Sundays: Noon – 4 pm when specified exhibits and events are on the calendar

Directions:

From I-95 North or South take Exit 34 (Devon-Rte 1)
Right off the exit onto Rte 1 South
Go 3 traffic lights to Naugatuck Ave.
Left onto Naugatuck Avenue
Follow Naugatuck Avenue to near end, at traffic light
Firehouse Gallery is on the left, 81 Naugatuck Avenue

Contact Information:

Firehouse Gallery
81 Naugatuck Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Phone: (203) 306-0016, email:  info@milfordarts.org

For additional information, please call the offices at 203-878-6647  (Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm)

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RELATIVITY EXHIBIT

JUNE 27-JULY 21

All are invited to an opening reception on June 27th 5:30-7pm for the Relativity exhibit to meet the artists and network with other patrons of the arts. Location: The Firehouse Gallery 81 Naugatuck Avenue Walnut Beach Milford CT. Cash awards for first, second and third place winners will be given at this time. Many of the works are for sale, some very affordably-priced.

The Relativity Exhibit is an exploration of relationships as expressed in patterns, reflections, and color, and it will run from June 27th through July 21st during gallery hours.

Judge
Jane Lubin is a mixed media artist whose work spans several genres: acrylic painting, collage, digitally manipulated photographic collage. As a retired eye surgeon, she has an eye for detail.

She is a member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, Artists Collective of Westport, Board Member of Artspace, New Haven, and past president of the Womens Caucus for Art, Connecticut chapter.

Jane has organized and curated many art shows, including at the Fairfield Arts Council, University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery, University of New Haven’s Seton Gallery, Westport Arts Center Solos, and Arts District of New Haven for Westport Artists Collective.

She has also served as a juror for the Westport Downtown Merchants Association Summer Arts Festival. Her works are in the permanent collection of Norwalk Community College.

The Relativity show is a partnership between the Coastal Arts Guild of Connecticut and the Milford Arts Council.

Meet and greet these wonderful artists at the reception and see their work till June 21st:
Robert Boger
Donna Osterby-Brien
Gertrude Bukoff
Joe Campion
Cynthia Celone
Jeanette Compton
Marian Doherty
Dora Fiser
Arthur Guagliumi
Donna Hall
Mark Hannon
Marianne Holtermann
Nancy Jackson
David Krupienski
Kate Lemmers
Craig Lints
Diane Carten Lynch
Lauri MacLean
Merrilee Main
Neda Nashu
Richard J. Norko
Amanda Osenbach
Lucyna Perpek
Maya Pirulli
Joanne Platt
Colleen Reilly-Reas
Edith Reynolds
Cynthia Soucy
Phil Statlender
FranCesca Winfield
Christen Wolfson

Questions or comments, please call Milford Arts 203.878.6647 or info@milfordarts.org or contact Mark Hannon, 203-685-5348 or hannonart@gmail.com.