April 2016 Photography Exhibition

Everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception of the April 2016 Photography Exhibition on Friday, April 8 from 6-8 p.m., with prizes being awarded at 7 p.m.  After the Opening Reception, the Exhibition will be open every Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 p.m., through April 30.  All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Marlborough Town Hall Gallery

Laura Jean Holdaway is exhibiting photographs in the Marlborough Town Hall Gallery from March through June during the usual opening hours. She is a native Californian who has also lived in New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Florida before settling in Storrs and working as a Medical Technologist at Manchester Hospital. She and her family love to travel both in the United States and internationally . She has taken pictures wherever they have been. However, it was with her first digital camera in 2006 that the “Photography Bug bit”, as she says, now allowing her to use her photos creatively to make quilts, mugs, mousepads, necklaces, and various other objects. In “Close to Home…and Beyond”, her exhibit at the Town Hall, she’s showing photos of favorite places around Connecticut as well as from many of the countries in which she has travelled.

Her show is sponsored by the Marlborough Arts Center, a non-profit regional center for the arts at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT.

March’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to welcome back the Modern Riffs as the highlight of their 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on March 25, 2016 at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT. The Modern Riffs (www.modernriffs.com) is a classic rock, jazz, and pop band that performs at concert and dance venues throughout Connecticut . This inspiring powerhouse is fueled by young musicians who are extremely versatile in many genres of music.  Their upcoming show at the Arts Center is a musical time travel beginning with traditional jazz from the early 1900’s, continuing through the big band and bebop eras, and landing in the 1970’s with tunes from Chicago, Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder.  The program will conclude with music from current artists such as Adele and Maroon 5 –with some country rock from Martina McBride along the way.  The Riffs, who celebrated their 100th public performance last summer,  are composed of eight musicians from Bacon Academy , RHAM High School and Lyman Memorial High School who perform alongside two adult mentors. This will mark the final regular performance at the Marlborough Arts Center for 3 graduating seniors: saxophonists Alyson Litwin & Ryan Litwin of Colchester, and lead vocalist Brianna Tracy from Hebron .  The group has over twenty alumni since its founding in 2009, many of whom have pursued music professionally, including Marlborough keyboardist Matt Angelo (recently graduated as a performance major from Western CT State University) who will be returning to  support  graduating senior Ryan Masotti of Marlborough, who  will be away at a college audition that evening.. The other musicians are saxophonist Dawson Bertrand, trombonist Garrett Masotti, trumpeter Aaron Ouellette, drummer Jacob Ouellette, and guitarist Jesse Kirsch.  The two adult mentors are bassist Kim DuBois and saxophonist Bruce Phelps.

Admission at the door is $10 per person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts with website www.marlborougharts.org and telephone (860) 295-9389. It is housed in an historic building that is fully accessible, and has ample parking.

April 2016 Photography Show

The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to invite you to exhibit your photography in our April 2016 Photography Show.
Cash awards to include:

R. J. Phil
Exhibit runs from: Saturday, April 9th through Saturday, April 30th.
Inventory Forms must be returned by
March 16th to shibah@sbcglobal.net or to Diane Sandler c/o
231 N. Main St. Marlborough, Ct 06447
Drop off (along with labels affixed to submissions)
Saturday, April 2nd from 10-12 pm
Opening Reception – with wine and appetizers:
Friday April 8th from 6 – 8 pm
Awards Ceremony 7:00 pm
Pick up artwork:
Saturday, April 30th 3-4 pm

All work must remain on view for the duration of the show.
If you are unable to pick up at scheduled times, please arrange for someone else to pick up your work. Any work not picked up by Monday, May 30th, will be subject to a storage fee.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a regional non-profit center for Fine Arts, Performing Arts, and Fine Crafts.
We are located at 231 N. Main St. Marlborough CT — just minutes from Hartford, off Rte 2 East, exit 12.
Our Gallery is available for exhibits and functions with a full kitchen, restrooms and handicap access. Our fully-equipped studio is also available for rental.
Contact us at: info@marlborougharts.org
2016 Photography Exhibit – Call For Entries
Open to any photographer demonstrating creativity in technique and subject matter.
Each photographer may enter up to 3 pieces, each being a maximum of 36” in either direction
Each work must be wired and ready to hang.
No saw-tooth hangers, please.
All work must use images that have been produced by the submitting photographer, no collages using others’ photos.
Work must be new to Marlborough Arts Center shows.
There is a one-time non-refundable entry fee for submissions:
$15 for one entry
$20 for 2 entries
$25 for 3 entries
Make checks payable to Marlborough Arts Center.

We request that items in this exhibit be offered for sale and the Arts Center will take a 30{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} commission on work that is sold.

Please be advised that we retain the right to refuse any work if it is not wired or ready to hang, if any matting or glass is not in excellent condition, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue.

For more show information, or if you have any questions, call the Show Coordinators:
Diane Sandler at 860 295-8242
Susan Whitehouse at 860-228-7654