342 Main St., Lakeville, CT 06039. Phone: 860-435-1029.
HVRHS STUDENT ARTISTS EXHIBIT FOR 8TH ANNUAL BLUE GOLD AT THE WHITE Lakeville, CT., May 8, 2012 - Spring is in the air and with it comes the annual Blue Gold at The White. Now, in its eighth season, the popular Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) art show will open on Friday, May 18 and run through Sunday, May 20th. An opening artists' reception is planned for Friday night from 4 - 7 pm with pizza provided by Deano's Pizza in Lakeville. "We look forward to this show every year," said Tino Galluzzo, director of The White Gallery. "The students' artwork is so diversified and the students themselves are a pleasure to work with." Works represented in this year's show cover a broad spectrum of mediums including acrylic, gouache, watercolor and egg tempura paintings; graphite, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil and oil pastel drawings; mixed media collage; traditional film and digital photography in black white and color; sculpture; animation and printmaking. "This year funds will help cover two large expenses that are over and above our regular annual budget; a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, and a new course, 'Art of Photography,'" said Warren Prindle, art teacher at HVRHS. "Although we have field trips in our budget, a trip like this has several substantial costs that go beyond our regular field trip budget, and the photography course requires substantial funds to upgrade the cameras." Prindle added that a generous donation by the Housatonic Valley Art League of Great Barrington, MA (formerly the Sheffield Art League) has contributed to the field trip, and that a grant from the 21st Century Fund, a community based organization that supports innovation at HVRHS, has provided money for the photography course that will be offered fall 2012. "The Blue Gold is very fortunate to have so many supporters and volunteers," added Prindle. In addition to The White Gallery and Deano's Pizza, sponsors include John Borden -- Sotheby's International Realty, The Sharon Women's Club, Peter Beck's Village Store and framing by Frames on Wheels. Returning to judge the show this year are local artists, Pieter Lefferts and Allen Blagden. Special hours for this show are Friday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. The White Gallery is located at 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT.