Artist turned entrepreneur Marci Nadler has taken over the reins at Gallery on Madison from Jan and Jim Allmon. Marci’s dream of promoting and selling local art as well as offering a venue for events became a reality earlier this month at the gallery’s opening night party. Hardly room for an easel, a very enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the new offerings by the much beloved artist.

Featured works included several painterly polo scenes and animal portraits by Gail Guirreri Maslyk, dreamy, somber landscapes by contemporary impressionist Jill Garity, and jaunty, colorful florals by Barbara Sharp as well as beautiful clay works by Jason Alexander.

Future shows are in the works, and “to bring people downtown into the gallery after regular business hours,” Marci plans to hold poetry readings, live music, book signings, artist talks and demonstrations in the evenings. Kudos to the artistic spirit!

Located at 9 South Madison, present hours are 11-5 Thursday and Friday; 11-3 Saturday and Sunday.