Watercolor Class with Audrey Carroll Prucnal in October

Award-winning watercolorist, Audrey Carroll Prucnal, is offering a series of classes open to all who are interested in painting with watercolor as a medium.

This is a series of 4 Monday evening classes beginning in October as follows:

October 2, 16, 23, 30, 2017 each from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

All who have taken her classes love them and her gentle, yet expert, way of teaching.  Do join in for this wonderful artistic experience.
Cost:  $80.00.  Payable to the Marlborough Art Center. To register contact Audrey at: carroll.prucnal@comcast.net if you are wish to attend.

Classes are held at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. This is a non-profit regional center for the arts and is a fully accessible facility with ample parking.

Town Hall now exhibiting photographs by member artist Janine Turgeon

The artist member, Janine Turgeon, is now exhibiting her photography “Through My Eyes” at the Marlborough Town Hall Gallery throughout the summer and autumn. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge during normal business hours at Town Hall, 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT.

Janine M. Turgeon
Through My Eyes.

I recall growing up with National Geographic Magazines on our living room coffee table. I would love to look at all the pictures and learn what it was like to be in another country. To see how the rest of the world lived. To travel someplace exotic, without leaving the living room. I was amazed by the animal photography, and awed by the beauty of landscapes. While unable to travel to these places at age 12, I did have the chance to explore my own surroundings through the lens of an Instamatic camera I received as a gift. This camera enabled me to focus on the details of the world around me. I came to notice that there were many beautiful and inspiring sights in my “own backyard”. My ability to notice details and capture moments propelled me to became the unofficial designated photographer at various events. I loved to share and relive these moments with friends and family. My informal hands on experience in photography then expanded to include formal classes as well as my present day involvement with a community of fellow photographers.

What I love best about photography is that you can record a feeling, an image or a moment in time and relive it again and again through the photograph. Taking a photograph enables you to focus on what is beautiful or meaningful in your surroundings, as well as share it with others. One photograph can tell a story as well as bring you to another place or time.

Now, I see the world in pictures. I would say it’s impossible for me to go through the day without taking photographs of images I see during the day. My greatest inspiration is in nature, it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful it can be, especially when composed through my lens. My life long goal is to one day see and photograph all the National Parks in the country. In the meantime, I have collected an assortment of images from my travels. I hope that you enjoy the world, “Through my eyes.”, as I share the moments captured in my life that Inspired or left me with a sense of peace or awe.

Janine M. Turgeon

community sing at MAC

Community Sing

community sing at MACA casual picture from the second Community Sing at MAC with “Seat of Our Pants”‘s Carolyn Brodginski on guitar and Jeff Gorman also on guitar and harmonica, leading the group in popular old songs after enjoying pizza and other home made goodies on July 12. What could be better than sharing music, food, and memories of well-loved songs.
The next free Community Sing will be in September so stay tuned

July’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

We are pleased to announce that there will be blue grass and more at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT when “Grass Routes” plays the 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on Friday, July 28, 2017. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 7:00 with time to peruse the art works on exhibit and for sale.

Although known as bluegrass players, the “Grass Routes” also play folk and country and are a delightful and personable five-member group with Bill Reveley, Marilyn Toback-Reveley, Joe Lemeris, Joe Delillo, and Tim St. Jean playing multiple instruments including mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and upright bass. Unique to this group that has been together for over 20 years is that each member sings lead, so their harmonies change with each song and promise a night to remember in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery. This is a real gift for all bluegrass lovers, and an unexpected pleasure for those who may not be familiar with the group. This is a return concert for the group and if you missed them before you will certainly want to be part of the enthusiastic audience this time.

Admission at the door is $10/person. BYOWine, with other refreshments available.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the arts with website at www.marlborougharts.org and telephone (860) 295-9389. The building is fully accessible and there is ample parking.