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NPR art gallery debuts new extended exhibition

TRINITY — The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery has announced the opening of a second “Extended Gallery” exhibition at a business location in Trinity.

The exhibition at the Wells Fargo Advisors office at 11300 State Road 54 will feature artwork by several gallery member artists through June.

On display are works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and photography by several local artists and photographers, including Sharon Curtis, Jaana Jala, Marilyn Peck, Jo Schmidt, Margaret Sites and Jane Wertanen, who regularly exhibit at the downtown gallery location, said Gallery Director Bonnie Bratby-Carey.

All works displayed are available for purchase. The Wells Fargo company supports local artistic endeavors and will hold an art auction, in which the New Port Richey Gallery will participate. It will be held in conjunction with the Investigation Station fundraising event in March 2014. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Traveling Children’s Museum, based in Pasco County.

The New Port Richey Art Gallery exhibits at the Hilton Homewood Suites, 11115 U.S. 19, Port Richey.

The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery is a subsidiary of Greater New Port Richey Main Street, at 6231 Grand Blvd., by the Richey Suncoast Theatre. Its mission is cultural enhancement, promoting the work of local artists and artisans, and bringing the visual and literary arts to Suncoast communities.

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The nonprofit gallery has been open at the same location since 2003 but was known previously as the Progress Energy Art Gallery.

It presents monthly themed exhibits, featured artists and art groups and student exhibitions, and offers a variety of workshops and literary events such as an “Evening with the Author” and “Poetry Night” events throughout the year.

The gallery is fundraising for a makeover next year, which includes installing new laminate flooring, a better art-hanging system set-up and repainted walls.

For more information, call the gallery at (727) 848-6500 or visit

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