Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The Gourgaud Gallery will present an exhibit of the New York City United Federation of Teachers Painting Class from the New Jersey outreach chapter. The show will run May 6-June 29, 2018. The reception is May 6, 2018 from 1-3. Various members of the class will participate. 20% of the proceeds will be for the Gourgaud Gallery which provides scholarships and programs for the Arts. We hope to see you at the reception. Light refreshments will be served.
The UFT Painting Class began in 2010 at the Monmouth County Library. We meet for 16 sessions a year, divided into 8 sessions per semester, for a 2-hours. 
Linda Gilbert is the instructor for this class. We have had six major exhibits as a class prior to this current one. We exhibited in 2012 and 2017 at the Manalapan Branch of the Monmouth County Library, and had three exclusive showings at the Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury, New Jersey. We also participated in Open Call at the Gourgaud Gallery. Several of our students sold paintings at these showings.
The class is presented with various topics, styles and instruction appropriate to their paintings. A general theme is given for the paintings, resulting in various interpretations and styles. At times, we have varied subject matter at each session. The medium taught is Acrylic.
Some students never painted before they came into this group. The progress is extraordinary. The students have truly developed their talents, finding their niche of style.
The United Federation of Teachers runs a retirees program for retired NYC teachers and their spouses. Today over 60,000 retired teachers are members and have the fortune of taking classes at the numerous learning centers located in each of the five boroughs of New York, and outreach programs in New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, Florida, Arizona and several other states in the country. There are also outreach centers in a few foreign countries.
Linda Gilbert
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