Monday, October 31, 2016

Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 41st year

November 18th from 6-9pm and Saturday, November 19th from 11am - 4pm at Unionville High School Art Center.

This annual event showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni and current Unionville High School (UHS) student artists.  In addition to beautiful artwork, there will be live music to entertain and great food to enjoy.  The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists - both new and more established individuals.  The artists, who will be participating, express their talents though diverse mediums including painting, photography, glass, metal and wood. 

This year's featured artist is Lele Galer. Galer is an oil and encaustic painter who uses a bright palette and expressionistic brushwork.  Exploring color, mass, and texture are key interests which may be why she is drawn to painting trees; she likes the strength and solidarity of the trunks which provide contrast for the color masses of vegetation surrounding them.  Her encaustic work uses primarily photographic images that she incorporates into a deeper world of was, color, and texture.  Over the past two years,  Galer’s worked with mig welded steel, making both relief and free standing abstract sculptures. She enjoys incorporating found metal into much of her welded art. She divided her time fairly evenly between steel sculptures and her painting endeavors.   

Galer has spent the much of the past 20 years doing public art projects in schools and underserved areas, and only returned to gallery work in 2005. TO fill her “spare” time, she owns and runs Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square, writes a weekly newspaper art column, runs local art shows, run weekly Popup art shows featuring local artists, is an active Board/member of art organizations, and actively writes, teaches and lectures in Art History in the schools and local library.

The Art Gala will also feature the work of 2 current students at UHS, names to be announced soon.  The Student Art section of the Art Gala highlights the impressive artistic talents nurtured by UHS and its outstanding Art Department.  

To celebrate the Art Gala's 41st year we will be, once again, offering a Silent Auction.  Back by popular demand, the silent auction will appeal to all who attend the show.  This year's selections will include beautiful works of art as well as select regional activities and outings.  

The 2016 Unionville High School Art Gala will be held on Friday, November 18th from 6-9pm and Saturday, November 19th from 11am - 4pm at Unionville High School Art Center, Auditorium Entrance, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.   Friday evening includes delicious appetizers provided by some of the area's most popular restaurants and live music from local musicians.  This fun and lively event is not to be missed.  The funds raised from this event contribute towards educational projects and programs that help enhance the overall educational experience for the students at Unionville High School as well help fund outreach efforts in the local community.  Admission to the event is free.  Thirty percent of any purchases are tax deductible.