Thornebrook Gallery celebrates 30th anniversary (The Gainesville Sun, Thursday, September 8, 2011)

In 1981, what is now known as the Thornebrook Gallery opened in northwest Gainesville and this month celebrates its 30th anniversary with four events featuring works by a multitude of artists along with special happenings.

On Friday, a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will spotlight the new exhibition “The Mob.” Running for five days, the show will feature more than 40 artists each of whom will display one artwork for the show.

“This a show for my friends,” says Thornebrook owner David Arrighi about the artists who will participate in the anniversary month’s first event. Those will include “old friends” like Margaret Tolbert and Susan Dauphinee, who have exhibited works before at the gallery, and “new friends” such as Harriet Huss, Kathleen Wobie and Linda Blondheim, who are exhibiting at Thornebrook for the first time. Friday’s opening reception will feature music by The Killer B’s, while Cathy DeWitt will perform music for a closing party on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.


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