After nearly a year of renovations, Lakewood’s Good Goat gallery (17012 Madison Ave.) is celebrating its grand reopening this weekend. The expansion will more than double the gallery’s exhibition space and on Saturday Oct. 18, doors will open at noon with an opening reception for Touch Me: The Art of Interactive Art from 4 to 8 p.m. for the public's first look at the new space.
“The Good Goat Gallery was a dream that I had from my early 20s,” explains owner Nancy Cintron. “The gallery started off small with the intention of growing. We've had a lot of fantastic shows in the past, but it started to get very crowded. So I'm so happy they we finally got the space to expand into. We've been working on the expansion for ten months now, and it's finally ready to go. For the grand reopening, we will have a show called Touch Me, the Art of Interactive Art. I'm really thrilled about this event. So many wonderful artists created unique works of art that are not only beautiful to look at but they might make a noise, or be pulled, worn, held, flipped, colored, prodded or just simply felt. Again, it's fine art with a twist of good humor.”
In recent months, Cintron has been a transformative force in re-establishing the Madison Arts District (M.A.D.) Art Walk. In doing so, she has helped unite the various local business on Madison Avenue for a regular monthly event featuring art, live music, demos and more.
“I wanted to use the gallery for not only the purpose of doing good, (i.e. fundraisers & helping people in need), but also to show fine art that would make people smile and feel good to look at,” continues Cintron. “Every gallery has its own style or maybe they mix and match, but the work at the Good Goat is conjured by humor, storytelling, positive outlooks and the theme of life after death. The artists who sell their work at the Good Goat are talented and good people. Their love for what they do is not only reflected in their work, but a piece of their spirit goes in them as well. They care about what they do and their efforts are whole hearted.”
The Good Goat Gallery is always free and open to the public. Stop by this weekend for this engaging, hands-on show.