STROLLING THE ART SPA­CES WESTERLY OF

The Day - Sound & Country - - FRONT PAGE - By KA­T­RINA T. GATH­ERS

On the firstWed­nes­day of ev­ery month, the gal­leries in down­townWesterly and Paw­catuck are opened to the com­mu­nity.

As part of theWesterly/Paw­catuck Art Stroll, vis­i­tors are urged to browse the spa­ces, tak­ing in the sculp­ture, pot­tery, paint­ing and fab­ric work cre­ated by area artists.

But next month, art en­thu­si­asts will have a bit longer to walk when they visit the Artists Co­op­er­a­tive Gallery ofWesterly. ACGOW is com­bin­ing its April show “Buds and Blooms” with a cer­e­mony to mark the open­ing of the co­op­er­a­tive’s new space.

The for­mer gallery, on High Street, was a mere 750 square feet. The new gallery is 3,500 square feet.

“We are ex­cited about it be­cause we can do so much more,” says Eileen Kenny, the co­op­er­a­tive’s

ABOVE, LEFT AND OP­PO­SITE PAGE, EX­AM­PLES OF SOME OF THE CE­RAMIC POT­TERY BY ARTIST BETSY CAMERON FINE. BE­LOW AND OP­PO­SITE PAGE, A DRAW­ING BY ARTIST NOR­MAN L. SMITH. PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF THE ARTISTS CO­OP­ER­A­TIVE GALLERY OF WESTERLY.

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