Hamden Art League celebrates 60th Art Exhibition and Sale

This year's Goldenbells Art Exhibition and Sale marks 60 years of shows for the Hamden Art League. The milestone show will run from April 8 - 28, 2015 at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue (rear entrance), Hamden. The number of pieces on display usually averages 100 or more works of original, two-dimensional art by both members and non-members. Many of the pieces by professional, amateur and emerging artists will be available for purchase, and include works in oil, pastel, acrylic, pencil, watercolor, printmaking and mixed media. Viewers are reminded to consider purchasing original works of art as gifts or to add a spark of creativity to their living or work space.

At the Opening Reception on April 14th from 7 - 9 p.m., several awards will be presented, donated by local benefactors and businesses. Juror of Awards for this year's show will be local artist and teacher Frank Bruckmann, a member of Westville’s Kehler Liddell Gallery and teacher of painting at the Rowayton Art Center. In addition to the awards presentations, there will be a raffle for a variety of donated gift baskets and gift certificates. A separate raffle will be held for an original oil painting donated by Hamden artist and HAL member Susan Nally, titled Spring Bouquet. Nally is well known for her simple, fresh and deftly painted still life paintings of the everyday. Proceeds from the raffles will fund the Hamden Art League Scholarship, awarded each year to a Hamden High School senior who plans to major in the visual arts in college and has been accepted to a school of higher education.

Participants and League members include residents of Hamden, Ansonia, Bethany, Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Orange, Shelton, Southbury, South Windsor, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Center.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.