Spring Brings Expressions In Color

1By Gwen Guerke and Marcia Reed

May brought some beautiful color around town. Milford’s literally green and in bloom from tulips to pansies and lilacs, not to mention all the potted plants available at the Downtown Milford Farmers’ Market each Saturday morning. The local arts scene is blossoming as well.

So, folks are wondering what’s up at Angelucci’s Gallery. Here’s what we know: Scott is completing large commissioned cabinet/kitchen/ woodworking project away from the downtown studio. Details are a bit mysterious (and we’re promised more soon), but he and Gail are planning to open the studio complex this summer.

Second Street Players will present “Beauty and the Beast” as a Children’s Dessert Theatre. The show opens Friday, May 16. Visit for show times, ticket info.

Not downtown, but the 57th annual Milford Hospital Fair is Saturday, May 17 behind the former Milford Middle School.
On Sunday, May 18, Milford in Bloom will be looking for volunteers to plant hanging baskets to make Downtown beautiful for the community. Meeting at 8:30am at Dolce.

At the Mispillion Art League, Anne Carroll is offering a drawing class for adults from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on May 31. There are many intriguing classes for children and adults. Visit for details since space is limited here.

Porcelain and stoneware life size horseshoe crabs are spawning right inside Gallery 37. Mark Rea’s display of slip cast little molts and the larger horseshoe crabs are exciting to see up close with every detail and specialized glazes in teals, blues and its real life shell color.

Those interested in the natural mystery of the ancient horseshoe crabs and the arrival of the red knots can drive to DuPont Nature Center just north of Slaughter Beach to see and learn more.
Also on May 17 at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, one local artist, Marcia Reed, is included in the juried landscape show. Her Nature, Ancient Mosque collage, assemblage will be exhibited along with works from 70 other participants.

The Mispillion Art League celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. There will be a day of festivities on Saturday, June 14. Details to follow.

The second fleet of the Augusta models, Milford’s public art project, will be unveiled on June 8 at Abbott’s Grill. The artists, Linda Chatfield, Gwen Guerke, Marcia Reed, Eddie Filmeyer and Bill Walton, along with their students will be on hand at a reception hosted by Downtown Milford Inc.
Artist Betsy Rybczynski occupies a studio at The Studio Upstairs but she is moving her talents outside. Look for what she’s doing to the whiskey barrels outside the back door at the Studios. This, too, is a public art project for everyone to enjoy.

First State Dance Academy offers day-time Zumba classes starting 8:30 a.m. on June 17. 422-2633. $40 for 10 class card.

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