NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery

The NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery is maintained by the Studio Art/Graphic Design Program. The gallery is  strategically located on the ground floor of the campus' South Building, with windows that share its exhibitions with foot traffic on Church Street and George Street. In addition to hosting students’ end-of-the-year projects, the gallery also hosts exhibitions by professional artists.
Gateway Community College celebrated its grand opening and the naming of the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery on April 10, 2014, with a new exhibit, "Memory and Legacy," and a program of speakers. The NewAlliance Foundation provides financial support to charitable organizations, addressing diverse community needs in the arts, community development, health and human services, and youth and education. Through the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery, GCC will continue to showcase New Haven and its history.


Upcoming exhibit:

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of painter Tony Falcone: The “Accidental Artist”!

Tony Falcone has painted professionally since 1974.  Born in New Haven, Tony served as a New Haven firefighter for seven years until he discovered his love of painting and established Falcone Art Studio in a vintage dairy barn located in Prospect, Connecticut.  A self-taught artist, it is there as well as on location throughout the country that Tony creates his “imaginistic” murals, canvases, portraits and sculptures. 

Today, Falcone Art Studio is known for its wide spectrum of fine artworks created primarily on a commissioned basis.  Falcone’s monumental murals, highly detailed canvases, and heirloom quality portraits enhance public spaces, corporate and education settings and private homes. Widely known for his skill in capturing familiar landscapes and cityscapes, the artist reproduces these nostalgic images as collectible fine art prints, posters, Giclees, etchings, greeting cards, paperweights and medallions. 

The Artist’s executive, heirloom and architectural portraits are held in the collections of: Albertus Magnus College; Yale School of Nursing; Yale School of Medicine; Hospital of Saint Raphael; Gateway Community College; New Alliance Bank;  AIDS New Haven; Ronald McDonald House; Sickle Cell Community House; the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London; Superior and Probate Courts in New Haven and Hartford; the Saybrook Point Inn; International Aero Engines, Glastonbury; and the Sewall Foundation in Portland, Maine.

Other notable Falcone mural commissions include: a floor mural for the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History; a commemorative trompe l’oeil mural for the Alumni Center at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; and murals at the Yale University Law School, the Floyd Little Field House at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Albertus Magnus College, the Fusco Corporation, and downtown Old Saybrook.

Falcone is the recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from AlbertusMagnus College in New Haven, CT.  He is featured in “Artists Next Door: A Great City’s Creative Spirit” published in New Haven, CT by Cheever Tyler. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America. 



Faculty Spotlight Nicholas Halko's exhibit

Artist Reception: Thursday, October 24 in the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery.



An exhibit representing the work of realist painter Nicholas Halko, art professor and program coordinator at Gateway Community College, opens Tuesday, October 1 in the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery. 

Halko is an award-winning painter who has exhibited in solo and group shows primarily in Connecticut and New York. 

A reception will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. The exhibit will be open through November 15. 

Explaining his preferred subject matter, Halko expressed that he enjoys capturing scenes that are the essence of his life.

“I paint the people, places, and things that are part of my life because this is a way for me to affirm them, myself, and the time, space, and reality we share,” Halko said.

Halko’s paintings are part of public collections at the Slader Memorial Museum in Norwich, the University of Connecticut Medical Center in Farmington, and the Parsons Government Complex in Milford.  His work is also part of a public collection in Leon, Nicaragua, as well as in private collections in the United States and abroad. 

Halko received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he studied with Artist Steven Brown and was awarded a merit scholarship and teaching assistantship.  He also studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York, where he received the Stuart Klonis Merit Scholarship and was class monitor for his principal instructor, Richard Goetz.

In the early 1980s, he studied with the noted painter, teacher, and protégé of Charles Hawthorne, Henry Henche, at the Cape School of Art, MA and with the painter and author Charles Movalli in Cape Ann, MA.  Halko, who has been teaching at Gateway Community College since 1993, is the founder of the Studio Art/Graphic Design Associate Degree program.  The gallery is located at the south building on the first floor. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06511



Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



For more information, contact Peter Benson, New Alliance Foundation Art Gallery coordinator, at (203) 376-7770 or