A public celebration of the creative spirit.
Founded in 2013, the Pomfret School Gallery is home to a rotating exhibit of student, faculty, and guest artwork. It also serves as an intimate performance space. In 2017, the gallery moved to the historic Bosworth Block Building in the heart of downtown Putnam, CT. Overlooking Cargill Falls, this off-campus venue gives Pomfret student-artists the opportunity to create and curate exhibits and performances in a public space. Many student pieces are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the operation of the gallery. The Pomfret School Gallery is managed by Studio Arts Teacher Jean-Paul Jacquet.
Year in REview
Opening Night: Friday, December 8, 2017
This exhibit features original paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery, photographs, and mixed media pieces created by dozens of students, alumni, and faculty of Pomfret School. All the work in the Year in Review exhibit is available for purchase at a flexible "Choose What You Pay" rate. Artwork in the exhibit includes a wide range of subjects and styles and showcases the unique artistic accomplishments of the Pomfret School community. Proceeds from all artwork sales will support a new art therapy program for at-risk youth in our region.
The Gallery is delighted to partner with several community organizations in order to bring this therapeutic arts program to underserved teenagers in this area. The youth served by this program are enrolled in special intervention and mentoring programs at TEEG. They will have opportunities to work with expert art therapists through the Silver Circle Integrative Therapeutic Arts Program (ITAP). Therapeutic arts offer crucial emotional and social benefits for teenagers struggling with a range of life challenges.
We will be celebrating the launch of this special Year in Review exhibit with a reception on Friday, December 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The reception will include a staged reading of a one-act play by student Gillian Horst (starting at 7:00 p.m.), along with refreshments and opportunities to meet and mingle with student artists. The reception is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
The Year in Review exhibit will run through January 13.
134 Main Street
Bosworth Block Building - 2nd Floor
Downtown Putnam, CT
This gallery is free and open to the public.
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 5:00
Sun 12:00 - 4:00
Special thanks to our friends at Silver Circle Art Center for helping us with staffing.