New Art Gallery in Manchester
Three innovative local artists are opening the Studio 3 Art Gallery next to the Ann Taylor store at 62 Wyman Lane in Manchester on Sunday, June 1. The pop-up gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 31. All of the art on exhibit will be available for
purchase. Artists Kate Franklin, Ken Ahlering and Matt Lerman are all are active members of the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) in Manchester.
The three will be also be offering a variety of classes in various mediums, including, but not limited to, drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting, pastel and photography. Children’s art lessons and parties will also be available, as well as amateur ‘Paint and Sip’-style classes. Visit Studio 3 on Facebook for more details.
Londonderry’s Ahlering is an Artist Representative for the US State Department’s ‘Art in Embassies,’ a 50-year-old program that has developed and presented exhibits and permanent collections in 200 venues across 189 countries. An artist for 60 years, Ken is a realist oil painter whose works have been shown in many galleries throughout New York, New Jersey and Vermont. They are also permanently displayed in homes and establishments worldwide.
Franklin’s concentration is oil painting, predominantly landscapes and nature. Her impressionist style and rich colors invite the viewer to walk into the scene. She has been painting, exhibiting and teaching art privately for over 30 years. Her wine and painting classes have inspired many would-be artists to pick up a paintbrush and create their own art.
Lerman has dedicated his life to exploring nature through his photography. His work attempts to portray the beauty of the natural environment so that others may be inspired to love the land and appreciate the importance of preserving the health of our biosphere. He spent many years teaching biology at CW Post College, and when he saw the need for a marine biology textbook, he wrote one featuring his photographs.