Torrington’s Five Points Gallery opens new shows Nov. 20

TORRINGTON >> Five Points Gallery, in recognition of the 45th anniversary of Torrington’s Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, will open a new show featuring the work of three artists: Salvatore Gulino, Don Perdue and Ann Scoville. This show will run from Nov. 20 through Dec. 27.

An artist talk will be held at the gallery on Friday, Nov. 28 6 p.m. The opening reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Five Points Gallery is located at 33 Main St. Hours are Thursdays through Sundays from 
1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment. For more information please visit

Salvatore Gulino studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Tufts University, University of Hartford Art School and Syracuse University. Subsequent to his art training, he developed a unique approach to painting using a flat, poster-like technique that borrows images from great master painters and combines them with images from popular culture.

In the course of his art career, he has had 22 solo shows and has participated in 83 group shows. Among the venues where Gulino has exhibited his work are the following: Berkshire Art Museum; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; New Britain Museum of American Art ; Promenade Gallery in Hartford’s Bushnell Theatre; Silvermine Guild; Gallery on Dean, Brooklyn, New York; TNC Gallery, New York City and the Parallax Art Fair. Among his awards are a Williams College Purchase Award and 8 awards from the Silvermine Guild’s Art of the Northeast USA exhibitions. Gulino has been featured in Yankee Magazine, the French magazine Artistes, Connecticut Magazine and Artis magazine and his work has been reviewed in The New York Times. In addition to exhibiting his work, Gulino also taught art locally for 33 years.

Don Perdue is a nationally honored photographer with works in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and The International Center for Photography. With assignments across America and in Europe, he has photographed celebrities, artists, royals, presidents, Fortune 500 executives, The PBS Newshour (for 30 years now), Great Performances, Bill Moyers,Theater in America, American Playhouse, Nature and Live from Lincoln Center, along with award-winning documentaries, political conventions, advertising and publicity for PBS, WNET, CBS, ABC, the BBC, NHK, Warner Brothers, Showtime and HBO.

Throughout his prolific career, Perdue has photographed the world’s well-known dance companies and talented emerging artists, including those at The Nutmeg Ballet, where he brings his personal commitment to fostering talent in the Northwest Corner as a board member and Creative Consultant.

Ann Curtiss Scoville grew up in Norfolk, Connecticut. At age 12, she began to paint and by the time she was 14, she was studying with the painter Guy Pene du Bois. From a young age she was drawn to the human figure and in the span of her 83-year career as an artist, Scoville’s fascination with the figure evolved from portraits of Norfolk, Connecticut personalities to Moscow Circus performers and finally to ballet dancers in venues ranging from the Nutmeg Ballet to American Ballet Theatre. Her interest in the figure and later with ballet led to the creation of welded steel figures that originated in her garage studio and found their way into private collections, museums, gallery shows, and public spaces, from the American Embassy in Moscow to the walls of the Warner Theatre opposite the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in Torrington, Connecticut. During her lifetime, Scoville released very few works for public sale. This show at Five Points Gallery marks the first exhibit of a small number of works since her death in July at age 95.