The judges have made their decisions and these are the winners, as well as the other photographers that have been juried into our Photography Show. We hope that all participants, members, and guests will join us at the Opening Reception this Friday, June 13th from 6-8pm. We will have wine and refreshments with the Awards Ceremony at 7pm. Important Note: The exhibit will be open on Saturday and Sundays from 1-4pm this month. However, we will be closed on Fathers Day so that people can spend the day with their families.
Cash Prize Awards:
Gene Suponski Granby Best in Show – $150 “Reading Room”
Thomas Bell Concord, NH 1st Place – $100 “Cotton Gin”
Al Malpa Manchester 2nd Place – $75 “Butterfly in Grasses”
Thomas Bell Concord, NH 3rd Place – $50 “Prince Edward Island Barns”
“Final Table” Awards:
Al Malpa Manchester “Crossing Paths”
Jason Whitehouse Hebron “Tobacco Netting”
Prajakta Ashish
Manchester “Brooklyn Bridge”
Sheri Denehy East Hampton “Hadlyme Steam Train Tracks”
Gene Suponski Granby “Ghostly on Track 21”
Oher Photographers Juried into the Show:
Robert LaMay Amston
Mary Ann Lewis Colchester
Laura Jean Holdaway Storrs
Garrett Kingsley Colchester
Fran Terese Marlborough
Mark Hall Marlborough
Barbara Sherman East Hampton
Amy Grillo Chester
Jeff Holcombe South Windsor
Brian Lee Portland
Laurie Gelston Alt Colchester
Norberto Lemcoff Simsbury
Linda Labbe Marlborough
Leeanne Lawrence Stafford Springs
Whitney Whitaker Hebron
Cat Clark Marlborough
David St. Laurent Andover
Fred Dole Colchester
Patricia Trapp Glastonbury
Bailey D’Antonio Marlborough
Victoria MaDonald Amston
Emily Zeitlin/Scotty Giffen East Hampton

4th Friday @ the Arts Café on June 27, 2014

The Marlborough Arts Center at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT continues its popular “4th Fridays at the Arts Cafe” musical evenings with the well-known John Rousey performing his Delta Blues sound on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 7:30 -9:00 p.m. The doors open at 7:00 p.m., so come early to peruse the Gift Shop with its unique artist creations, check out the refreshments, and settle down in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery for a wonderful evening of the blues by a master of the genre.

Known to his loyal fans as “One-Eyed Johnny”, his sound is unique, without clichés, and with his own songs which ring true to the Delta Blues. He adds the harmonica to his music in a way that many have said “If you haven’t heard One-Eyed Johnny play the harmonica, then you haven’t truly heard the harmonica.”

Admission at the door is $8/individual or $15 for two. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. Visit  for details on the variety of classes, exhibitions, and artistic events throughout the year, and for information on membership. Also see Facebook/Marlborough Arts or call (860) 295-9389 .

Annual Picnic & Open Meeting June 23

The Marlborough Arts Center invites all its members, and those who might be interested in becoming members, to its Annual Picnic and Meeting at Blish Park on Monday, June 23 from   6-8 p.m.  The Board of Directors always prepares a pot-luck feast of hot and cold dishes that are delicious and, with Lake Terramuggus as a background, the setting and offerings are delightful. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet members of the Arts Center while enjoying the feast. So bring your own drinks and join in the fun on this fourth Monday in June as we all begin summer together.

President Joan C. Lester’s June 2014 Letter to the Membership

Hello All !  These days can’t you just hear Nettie singing in Carousel: “June is bustin’ out all over”?  Beyond June’s bustin’ and bloomin’ around us,  MAC is also bustin’ with activity.

Last month I mentioned our Annual Summer Pot Luck Dinner and Membership Meeting  hosted by the Board for all our members & promised the date when it was confirmed; well, here it is. Monday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. at Blish Park. We provide the food. You may bring your own drinks and join in to meet and greet the Board and other members whom you know, and even those you may be meeting for the first time. We always have food “a plenty”, as Nettie would also have said, and right on the Lake is a lovely spot to enjoy together.

And while you are circling dates on your calendars, add Friday, the 13th, of June which is the Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. for our juried Photography Show in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery. This is one Friday the 13th that will be lucky, for sure. The show officially begins the next day and is open from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from June 14 – June 29. Most of us have probably taken pictures with various cameras, but when you view photography by artists there is a whole different level of creativity and, often, of awe that is apparent.

Our 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe musical evenings do continue over the summer, so plan some of your vacation time with us for delightful music of all genres in the great acoustics of the Art Gallery. On June 27, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. we are hosting John Rousey, know to his legion of fans as “One-Eyed Johnny”. His sound is unique and his own songs ring true to the Delta Blues he plays. He adds harmonica to his music in a way that many say, “If you haven’t heard One-Eyed Johnny play the harmonica, then you haven’t truly heard the harmonica”.

I sincerely hope you join in this month to experience the Annual Meeting, the Photography Show, and the 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe. Three very different pleasures yet all representative of the spirit and skills in MAC.

There are also many classes for all ages over the summer, some new and some continuing: colored pencil, Yoga flags (a Mommy & Me class), photography, pottery, open studios, figure study,  and fundamentals of painting. Details on these classes, their well-known artist instructors, and times, are always on our website at  as well as in regional news media resources, or call (860) 295-9389.

The Arts Center can do all of this because of you, all our loyal members who support the organization with your love of the arts in their myriad forms. Thank You. So come on down to enjoy the fruits of these arts right here in Marlborough!

Joan                                          feel free to contact me at:  or  (860) 295-9565