Artists welcome Scouts to Gallery 25

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio in New Milford recently hosted a visit from Brownie Scout Troop 40277.

The visit fulfilled a requirement for a fine arts badge for the girls, who were accompnaied by troop leaders Heather Hall, Jessica Fleet and Charlotte Hallock.

The Brownies visited the gallery and learned about the variety of media and arts presented in the exhibit "Spring at Last."

Three artist-members demonstrated their media of choice.

Samantha Moore, a fused-glass artist from Bridgewater, presented a display of special glasses and tools needed to create jewelry and other glass art pieces.

Her demonstration included glass-cutting and edge treatments, and stories about the frustrations and rewards that come with working with glass.

Danna Phalen, of Brookfield, an artist who paints with alcohol-based inks on YUPO, led the troop through a series of paint applications to encourage imaginative and creative responses from the girls.

Diane Dubreuil, a plein air watercolor artist from New Milford, displayed her sketchbooks and spoke about value studies and art journaling related to her plein air experiences.

On her easel was an example of a painting created en plein air last spring along neighboring Whittlesey Avenue in New Milford.

At the close of the program, each Brownie spoke briefly about her favorite art piece in the gallery's current show.

Assisting with the program was Barbara Payne, a member of New Milford Commission on the Arts.

For more information about the gallery, visit newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com.