In Woodbury: Arts Alliance Launches First Member Exhibit

“Crawling Out,” a mixed media collage by Johnny Koekee, one of 27 member artists being showcased in the Arts Alliance of Woodbury’s inaugural Members’ Exhibition in December at the Woodbury Library Gallery. A reception is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at the library.

WOODBURY — The Arts Alliance of Woodbury will host its inaugural Members Exhibition at the Woodbury Library Gallery for the month of December. The exhibition will showcase the work of 27 area artist members. Works being featured include many from nationally recognized fine artists and include works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, mixed media collage, photography, mosaic, costumery and wall sculpture. AAW board members will host a reception to launch the exhibition from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, with almost all of the exhibiting artists in attendance.

“We are simply thrilled by the quality and diversity of the submitted work by our members and are extremely fortunate to be able to exhibit our work in the exceptional gallery space created by the Woodbury Library last year,” said AAW board member Michael Gallagher. “The library’s excellent stewardship of this new gallery has already made a profound impact for the arts in Woodbury and we hope that this will be our first Members Exhibition of many more to come.”

An established fine artist, photographer and gallery director, Michael Gallagher is steering the exhibition for the Arts Alliance of Woodbury and also is exhibiting in the show.

AAW member artists include Bill Anthony, Joan Anthony, Melody Asbury, Nancy Berard, Andrew Chin, Joel Cook, Ron Crowcroft, Cindy Eastman, Patty K. Fogle, Michael P. Gallagher, Cynthia M. Gillette, Douglas Holtquist, Johnny Koekee, Linda Leidel, Marla Martin, Raymond Mosser, Sibley Morosco, Marc Russell, Mieke Schuyler, Marlow Shami, Joseph Shea, Philip P. Stone, Diana Swoyer, Dorothy G Thurston, Pamela Winn, Matt Wood and Cynthia Zinser.

Founded in 2016, the Arts Alliance of Woodbury is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to fostering the arts in Woodbury and the surrounding area. Members include founders from the Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Community Theatre at Woodbury, Woodbury’s ‘First Thursdays,’ Main Street Ballet, distinguished sculptors, artists, performing artists, published authors, actors and designers and patrons of the arts, both large and small.

“Mostly, it includes people who want to support the arts and have it thrive in our community,” said founding board member M. Douglas Bibbey.

The Arts Alliance of Woodbury continues to welcome new members. Membership includes attendance to quarterly “meet and greets,” always on the second Wednesday of the month in December, March, June and September.

Always a festive occasion, the upcoming December Quarterly on December 11 will be a yuletide celebration of the arts and will again take place at Good News Restaurant & Bar.

Those seeking additional information about Arts Alliance of Woodbury or wishing to become a member may visit www.ArtsAllianceOfWoodbury.org.

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