Montana is the July artist at The Orchards

"Serene" by Maria Montana.

“Serene” by Maria Montana.

Maria Montana, of Milldale, will be exhibiting paintings from July 1 to July 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington. The title of her show is “Pot Pourri.”

She was born in Pontelandolfo, Italy and came to America, when she was 12 years old, to join her father who was in the U.S. Navy after World War II. When Maria was 14, she participated in an art contest with a fashion magazine, which led her to take mail-order art classes. She has painted ever since.

"Railroad Station in Milldale" by Maria Montana

“Railroad Station in Milldale” by Maria Montana

Currently, she takes art classes with Pat Mottola, at the Calendar House Senior Center, in Southington. She is a Lifetime Member of Southington Arts and Crafts Association.

The Gallery at The Orchards is located in the community room, on the second floor, at The Orchards. Call The Orchards at (860) 628-5656 for available day and evening viewing hours.

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