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New Year - new show at Five Point Art Gallery in Torrington

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Downtown Torrington is home to a new contemporary art gallery called Five Points www.fivepointsgallery.org. Located in the heart of this city's charming downtown area on 33 Main Street, the Gallery is a non-profit venue dedicated to showcasing high quality contemporary artwork of emerging artists in Litchfield Hills as well as established local and national artists.

On January 3 the West and North Galleries of Five Points will host a show curated by Michael Shortell that is called “Cut and Paste: The Art of 21st Century Collage and Assemblage”. Featured artists include: Caryn Azoff, Nancy Doherty, Jon Eastman, Anne Gilman, Jane R. Lubin, M.D., Jane Rainwater, Rashmi Talpade, Paul Theriault and Deborah Wadswort. The show will run through February 2, 2014. This show is an excellent example of how far contemporary artists have come in the art and technique of collage from the good old days when artists of old used scraps of newspapers in their drawings.

Associated with this show, on February 1 at 2 p.m. three artists, – Rashmi Talpade, Deborah Wadswort and Jane R. Lubin, M.D. will be at Five Points Gallery for a collage workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. To register www. fivepointsgallery.org.

A second show is also opening on January 3 and is called "Body Language 2013" and will feature the work of nationally acclaimed Danielle Mailer in the East Gallery. Patterned silhouettes and 11-foot figures in acrylic paint on aluminum dominate this exhibition. There will be an artists talk on Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m.

Five Points is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1p.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1p.m. - 3 p.m. and by appointment. For information on where to stay, dine and shop visit www.litchifeldhills.com

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