Marlborough Arts Center’s booth at Marlborough Day, August 28, 2016

marlborough-dayMarlborough Arts Center is always a part of the community’s Marlborough Day. Hosted by Fran Terase, Susan Whitehouse, and Bob Terase, they provide an active and integrative artistic experience for everyone. As they say, “Everyone is an artist in their own way.”, and they provide the opportunity to prove it. Susan Whitehouse designs a flower collage which comes to completion as individuals color pieces of it. This year’s flower is pictured below with Susan in the background. The completed annual flower is later exhibited at the Arts Center for all to see.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. It is housed in an historic building, that is available for rental, and is surrounded by landscaped lawns and an ART PARK. It is fully accessible and has ample parking. To learn more about all the activities, go to The President, Fran Terase, is also available by telephone at (860) 295-9619.

New Sculpture at the ART PARK

Tart-park-sculpturehe Marlborough Arts Center has a Michael Pinette sculpture in place in the ART PARK next to the main building at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT. Michael Pinette, who created his first sculpture 20 years ago, has been a fabricator in the structure steel business for over 40 years. He says that “Fabricating has been my livelihood; sculpting has been my passion”.

His work has abstract themes, displaying the beauty and intrinsic qualities of common steel in its purest form and are inspired by the organic world. He uses a few simple tools and techniques. He uses a torch to cut the steel and heat it for bending, an assortment of grinders and files for shaping and finishing, a welder for putting it together, and a sandblaster to prep the sculptures before they are put outside to weather. It is one of these weathered steel sculptures that now resides in the ART PARK, where it graces the wooded area surrounding it.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts that bought the adjoining lot last year to preserve its tree-lined nature and to create an ART PARK  and sculpture gardens within them.

August’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

Hugh Blumenfeld and his band the The Faithful Sky are the headliners at Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on August 26 this month. The Boston Globe wrote of his work as “words and music full of poetry and passion”. Hugh’s career began as a teacher of poetry and literature, and this is reflected in all of his creativity as a singer-songwriter. He left teaching to join the Greenwich Village scene throughout the 80’s and 90’s, eventually moving to eastern Connecticut and playing local gigs. Some of those were in medical settings which led to his decision to become a medical doctor and his practice as a family physician out of Hartford. But music remains a major part of his life and Hugh Blumenfeld and The Faith Sky are well loved in the area. Audiences can feel the love they have for music which is so evident in their concerts.

Come and join in as they play in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery at the Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Admission at the door is $10/person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts housed in a historic building that is fully accessible with ample parking.

MAC August 2016 Memo to Members

This month’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe, August 26, at 7:30 pm stars Hugh Blumenfeld and the Faithful Sky. Hugh has played once before to a delighted audience. Please come and be part of the next audience to be delighted by his music, his band, and his wonderful story of how playing for children in hospitals led him to become a doctor, thus melding together two great loves. Before that he was a teacher and songwriter and musician in the Folk Scene of the 80’s in New York City.

Also come and visit our booth at Marlborough Days on Sunday, August 28! Fun and art for children of all ages, plus a chance to talk with Fran Terase, MAC President, and Susan Whitehouse, who designs the annual art project for Marlborough Days.

Happy last month of summer to all !