Gail Wade and Turning Point

The Marlborough Arts Center is proud to present Gail Wade and Turning Point on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. This is an annual event in the Center’s musical series and one anticipated eagerly by the audience which comes from throughout the state to be part of these always special evenings. Gail Wade is a singer, song-crafter, and guitarist whose sultry voice and back-up acoustic band bring a fresh interpretation to Americana, Bluegrass, and Blues through brilliant vocal arrangements and harmonics.
Gail Wade has played across the United States and Europe over the past 20 years. She began her musical career while living in Brunswick, ME and working on the Tall Ships out of Camden Harbor where she would work the galleys by day then sing on deck in the evening. She is a strong guitarist and clawhammer banjo player with a rich soulful voice. She makes the transition from one genre to the next with such fluidity her rare talent is apparent to all. The Turning Point includes some of the area’s finest acoustic musicians. Peggy Ann Harvey on fiddle, saxophone, and harmonica, brings an abundance of musical virtuosity to the band’s forefront. Dan Menzone with an unique touch on his banjo is inspirational. He has a traditional Scruggs style which he has developed over his own fluid melodic style. Rob Rainwater’s diverse musical background on acoustic bass has developed from being trained in the classics and brings a soulful energy to the group. And Tim St. Jean is the veteran mandolin master who is at home with the many different musical genres of Turning Point. Together they make musical magic and an evening that no one can forget and no one wants to end.
Admission is $20 per person at the door.  Doors open at 7:00 for the 7:30 concert. Come early, enjoy the Gift Shop with unique artistic items for sale,  the art in the gallery, and settle in for a wonderful evening. Gale Wade CD’s will also be available for sale.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts.  It is housed in an historic building surrounded by landscaped gardens and an adjoining ART PARK. It is fully accessible and has ample parking. Visit the website for detailed information on a range of artistic activities and events on site or call (860) 295-9389.

Annual Holiday Music Show

The Annual Holiday Music Show by the Elmer Thienes Elementary School Select Band and Choral Groups will be presented at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street on December 8, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is always a very festive school and community event with the band directed by Donna Arseneault and choral groups by Sue Burgess. The program will feature choral and band selections, plus solo selections from the Eastern Region band.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with admission $2 for individuals and $5 per family. For this concert a family is considered to include just parents and siblings.

The Marlborough Arts Center is delighted to host these student musicians whose talent brings a wonderful spirit to the beginning of the holiday season.

The Arts Center is housed in an historic building surrounded by landscaped lawns and with an adjoining ART PARK. It is fully accessible, and has ample parking.

The Opening Reception for the Watercolor Society was great! A real “buzz” in the Art Gallery and the CT Watercolor Society is so happy with us that they have already committed to having next year’s Autumn show here!

The Marlborough Arts Center hosted the Opening Reception of the Connecticut Water Society’s Autumn Exhibition on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at their Art Gallery in Marlborough. The Reception was very well received and the Exhibition continues Wednesdays – Sundays, 1-4 p.m., through November 20. Pictured greeting the artists and guests are Fran Terase, President of the Arts Center, and her husband Bob Terase.