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Matthew Gatto’s “Parlor of Horrors” – Exhibition Opening

October 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Parlor of Horrors will transform The Bridge’s Belmont gallery into a dungeon of classic cinema horror this October! The Parlor of Horrors is local artist and collector Matthew Gatto’s tribute to the golden age of Hollywood horror films and other cinema monster classics. Also featuring work from contributing artists: Richard David Moore, Brian Wiltz, Adam Wallacavage and Margaret Rolicki, this exhibit is a carefully curated collection of hand-crafted monster masks, life-size terrors, vintage movie posters & other ephemera focused on the all-familiar Universal Studios creatures (with some of the modern classics as well). This month-long monstrous mini-museum will include horror film screenings, spooky live music, and an absolutely frightful Halloween Party. Beware!

*Champion Brewing will debut “Lichen Bite Imperial Red Ale,” a new Parlor of Horrors themed beer to be sold at all Parlor of Horrors events throughout October! All sales benefit The Bridge and our efforts “to bridge diverse communities through the arts!”



10/6/17 – Parlor of Horrors Opening Reception

10/13/17 – Musical Performance by Bat Fangs

10/14/17 – “Nosferatu” film screening

10/21/17 – Party of Horrors! Costume party at The Bridge

10/31/17 – Trick or Treat at The Parlor of Horrors


Matthew, a self-taught sculptor & mask-maker has added to his collection a number of original works inspired and influenced by the horror genre and the great mask-makers of the past and present. Through his own artistic process, Matthew highlights the skill and artistry present in the production of classic horror films, especially their titular characters. The Parlor of Horrors at the Bridge combines the work of an artist with the collection of a true fan and the result is an immersive experience evocative of the gothic world of a horror film set brought to life.


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October 6, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Bridge Progressive Arts Belmont Neighborhood Gallery
209 Monticello Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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The Bridge PAI
(434) 218-2060