Music on Sunday at Marlborough Arts Center

Caroline Doctorow
Caroline Doctorow

Caroline Doctorow will be at Marlborough Arts Center on Sunday afternoon, October 9 for a special concert of American folk music. She is a chart-topping folksinger and songwriter, and a great champion of folk music with a stirring  voice that recalls Judy Collins and Sandy Denny.

Come hear the songs of the 60’s folksingers, plus blistering fiddle tunes with Caroline’s fantastic acoustic band. She just completed a summer tour with her band that included appearances at The Woody Guthrie Fold Festival in Oklahoma and the New England Bedford Folk Festival in Massachusetts.
Admission at the door is $10. Doors open at 1:30 for the 2:00 p.m. concert. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, surrounded by original art in the Charles W. Hall Gallery,  and with Caroline’s music to delight music lovers of all ages.

Vanessa Valentine Work Showcased at Marlborough Town Hall Gallery

Vanessa Valentine of Marlborough, Ct is now exhibiting a variety of her photographs and art works at the Marlborough Town Hall Gallery. The show will be open September through December of this year during their usual opening hours.

Vanessa, who has lived in Marlborough with her husband and children for the past 25 years, has had such a full artistic career that she finds it difficult to choose a favorite medium. She credits all the electives she could take at South Windsor High School as the beginning of this eclectic history. In college she worked as a photographic retoucher and restorer and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts from UConn. Her graphic design software experience after graduation included being Art Director at the Marketing Corporation of America in Westport, CT, and working later for companies such as Sony, Panasonic, Lipton, IBM, and Frito-Lay on a variety of pieces for trade show displays, brochures, sales kits, magazine ads, etc. She also learned about building presentation boards, packaging prototypes, designing, printing, and production aspects of graphic design. All of these experiences gave her a very strong foundation for starting her own business, Valentine Designs, in 2000. Fifteen years later she started a line of hand-made jewelry pieces called Sparkly Rock Creations to her creative output that are on sale at the Marlborough Arts Center’s Gift Shop, at outdoor market days at the Shops at Marlborough Barn, and soon at the vintage shop called Finders Keepers in Glastonbury, CT.

September’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center’s next “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” on Friday, September 23, stars Stan Sullivan, the Hartford-based award winning singer-songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who includes original and traditional blues songs in his concerts. Stan is an eight time songwriting finalist in The Walnut Valley Festival Song Showcase in Winfield, Kansas and has twice won the Guitar Fingerpicking Contest in Roxbury, CT. He has opened shows for Janis Ian, John Hammond, Cheryl Wheeler, Tim O’Brien and many other artists. We are fortunate to have such a talented musician in Marlborough and in the beautiful setting of the Arts Center.

Admission at the door is $10/person. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30. BYO Wine. Other refreshments are available.

The Marlborough Arts Center, a non-profit regional center for the arts, is located at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT in a restored historic building surrounded by landscaped lawns and an ART PARK. There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible.