Caroline Doctorow

“A Holiday Music Box” Seasonal Concert and Sing-along

Caroline Doctorow
Caroline Doctorow

“A Holiday Music Box”, seasonal concert and sing-along with nationally-known folk singer Caroline Doctorow, will be playing at the Marlborough Arts Center on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. With Caroline Doctorow on guitar, her band also features a fiddle and upright bass, that adds fun and resonance to the music and spirit of the afternoon.

This is a holiday treat for the whole family, a chance to sing along with a performer who has sung and recorded with a variety of prominent folk music performers including Nanci Griffith, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Annie Golden, Eric Weissberg, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Julie Gold, Christine Lavin, and Hugh Prestwood. She was chosen to be a formal showcase artist in Memphis, TN in 2010 by the Folk Alliance International. Her recent appearances include the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA, Pete Seeger’s Beacon Sloop Corn Festival, the Katherine Hepburn Theater in Old Saybrook, Infinity Hall in Norwalk, CT, the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA, the Gold Hall Theater in New York, and at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, sharing a bill with Suzanne Vega and Amy Helm. In her 25 year career as a folksinger, songwriter and record producer, she has also recently released several retrospective albums interpreting the songs of earlier American Fold Songwriters.

The Marlborough Arts Center is thrilled to have her bring her music to us and we are honored to have such a presence among us. You can hear her now by linking to her website at . She is the daughter of the world renowned author E.L. Doctorow.

Admission at the door is $10/individual. Doors open at 2:30 giving time to find a seat, peruse the art on the walls, and visit the Gift Shop where original fine art and crafts are for sale.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT with website and phone (860) 295-9389. It is located in an historic building that is fully accessible and has ample parking for your convenience.

Fun for All over the 2015 Holidays at MAC

Join us for Art, Crafts, Music, Dance, Gifts, Beauty, and Fun for All over the 2015 Holidays

ARTS WEEKEND: sale of art, fine crafts, unique gifts created by local & regional artists

Saturday, November 14   and Sunday, November 15


GAIL WADE and TURNING POINT CONCERT: annual November concert

Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.



Thursday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.



Sunday, December 6, 3:00 p.m.



annual event with 3 performances:
Saturday, December 12,   7:00 p.m.
Sunday,   December 13, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday,   December 13,   3:00 p.m.


The Marlborough Arts Center, a non-profit regional center for the arts, and phone (860) 295-9389, Facebook: Marlborough Arts Center

Elmer Thienes – Mary Hall Elementary School Band Holiday Concert

The Elmer Thienes – Mary Hall Elementary School Band, under the direction of Donna Arseneault, and the 6th Grade Singers directed by Susan Burgess, will present their Holiday Concert at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $2/individual or $5 for a family (parents & children).

In a wonderful community collaboration, the students present both Spring and Holiday concerts at the Arts Center. These have become annual events anticipated with pleasure and enjoyed by all. These young musicians fill the Arts Center’s beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery with joyous sounds such as with their grand finale, Johnny Marks’ famous tune “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, featuring both band and chorus. Do come and support our town’s youth. They are young but they are musicians and their programs are always impressive.

The Marlborough Arts Center’s Artist Member Holiday Show in progress provides the background for visual enjoyment during the concert, along with the possibility to buy a special holiday gift while there from the Gift Shop, where unique fine crafts of both local and regional artists are available for sale.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts with website and telephone (860) 295-9389. This historic building is fully accessible and has ample parking.

Gail Wade and Turning Point

The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT is extremely pleased to host Gail Wade and Turning Point for their annual concert in the Charles W. Hall Art Gallery on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Gail Wade and her group are known both nationally and internationally. Their concerts have a particular dynamic between the musicians and the audience, some of whom are very familiar with their work while others are new to the sounds, yet all of whom are involved in the music and easy interaction. People don’t want to leave a Gail Wade Concert. They feel like friends at the end of the evening. It is an experience and the acoustics in the Marlborough Center’s Art Gallery make it an unforgettable one.

Gail Wade and Turning Point play an eclectic blend of Americana, Bluegrass, and Blues. Gail Wade is a singer, song-crafter, and guitarist. Her original music is soulfully crafted while she gives a fresh interpretation to the traditional. Peggy Ann Harvey plays fiddle, saxophone, harmonica, and writes brilliant vocal interpretations. Dan Menzon’s unique banjo style incorporates the traditional Scruggs style with a more fluid melodic line. Rob Rainwater, on acoustic bass, trained in jazz and classics, and brings great energy and musicality to the group. Tim St. Jean is a veteran mandolin player, well-versed in traditional music, yet makes himself at home with the many different genres of Turning Point.

Admission at the door is $15/individual. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. so come early to choose a seat and enjoy the art filled gallery. Seats cannot be reserved. There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible. The Gift Shop filled with unique crafts and works by local and regional artists will be open for your shopping pleasure.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. Details about exhibits, classes, artistic activities, and membership can be found on the website or telephone (860) 295-9389 to leave a message and a Board Member will return your call. Visit to like or share.

Digital Photography (Beginning) course

Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Fee:  $90 for the total 9 hours course

Peter Glass has owned and operated Peter Glass Photography for more than 25 years. He specializes in stock, portrait, editorial, and corporate photography. His photos appear regularly in magazines, textbooks, advertising brochures, and on book covers. He offers adult education photography classes at local colleges, towns, art associations, and through his “Meetup” group, the Connecticut Photography Workshops (  Peter holds a Master of Arts degree in Film and Television Production from the University of Texas.  His current work can be viewed at

Course Description:

Maybe you own a digital camera, but are not getting the quality images you want.  Or maybe you are getting some great pictures, but don’t know why.  This, then, is the course for you.  All the basics of photography will be covered, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; working with depth-of-field; selecting lenses; backing-up; simple editing and cataloging.  The specific controls on your camera that mystify most beginners will be explained thoroughly.  You will learn handholding techniques, as well as the advantages of using a tripod or monopod.  There will be discussions of what makes a good image, be it portrait, nature, landscape, travel, still object, documentary, or abstract.  Basic color theory and practical lighting applications will be introduced.  Finally, we will discuss and critique each other’s pictures, both as a way to understand photographic composition and to explore problems students may be having shooting specific types of images.  Everyone should bring his or her digital camera (with instruction booklet) to class, along with photos they have taken, saved as JPGs, on a flash drive.  Prerequisite: Absolutely none!!