Milford, PA – On December the 17th the Bluestone Gallery and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will officially cut the ribbon at 5:30pm announcing the opening of a holiday shopping event planned as an opportunity for local residents to shop, get together and enjoy a casual evening of holiday joy.
All local business people are invited to attend whether they are Chamber members or not. There is no charge, and The Bluestone Gallery will provide complimentary wine, cool beverages, and light refreshments. Meet us at The Bluestone!
The Bluestone Gallery is a prime space for the exhibition and sale of the best artwork by the finest artists living and working in the Pike County/Hudson Valley region. The Gallery is named after the indigenous stone of the region, which is also the same type of stone from which the Druids magically constructed Stonehenge.
The Gallery exhibits not just traditional fine art but “functional” art as well – that is, art as broad ranging in its intention and execution as the artists’ imagination can reach. So, in addition to great works of painting and sculpture, Bluestone’s initial exhibition included works by a potter, a blacksmith, two wood-turners, a glass worker, and designers of kimonos made from vintage scarves. Bluestone’s exhibitions are often eclectic, with quality their only common denominator.
The Gallery is set in a totally renovated 2,000 sq. ft. space in a historic building in the center of Milford, PA. Milford is a community on the tipping point of a cultural surge, with the recently opened Relais & Château listed Hotel Fauchére, art galleries, music festivals, the Black Bear Film Festival, and an extraordinary energy that pervades the town. Additionally, the Gallery intends to use BlueStone for readings, musical performances, and community benefits so that the Gallery will become an integral part of the Milford community.
Currently the BlueStone Gallery is exhibiting a show of new work by eight distinguished artists who have successfully exhibited at the Gallery during the year. The show includes pottery by the award-winning David Greenbaum, as well as new paintings by Talia Segal Fidler; Mauro Giuffrida; Ioannis Glykokokalos; Roger Hill; Stephen Perrone; James Sheehan and Joyce Ellen Weinstein. “The artists included in the BlueStone Classics exhibition are among the finest artists we have had the honor of showing at the BlueStone this year, and their work has been a favorite with collectors” said BlueStone Gallery owner Bob Levine. The Gallery also recently announced the opening of a Peters Valley outpost shop. The new Peters Valley shop will carry wonderful work by several local and regional artists connected to Peters Valley, who will bring their art and fine craft to Milford. The artists from Peters Valley will join the unique collection of artists already exhibiting at the BlueStone Gallery.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization working to grow the regional economy through collaboration and community growth projects. It is comprised of hundreds of community leaders and volunteers from various industries. The mission of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is to accelerate business growth in Pike County, Pennsylvania, by representing business while promoting economic development while preserving and enhancing our community’s quality of life, by providing value-added programs and benefits to promote membership and to help members achieve success and by building partnerships and coalitions for business to effectively work with community, government and educational organizations in the shaping of public policy.
Bluestone Gallery is located at 104 East Ann Street in Milford and is open Friday through Sunday each week from 11:00am through 6:00pm.