Membership Renewal

Dear Member,

The New Year is fast approaching and we look forward to your renewing your MAC membership for 2018.

As a member of the Marlborough Arts Center you are part of a network of artists, artisans and art lovers, not only in Marlborough but also across the region. All of us together make this a viable volunteer network that works to make our world a more vital place through the arts.

Here are just some of the programs and community services your support, and that of other members, made possible in 2017.

  • Our first Judged “East of the River” Art Show with $1,000 given out in awards
  • The Connecticut Watercolor Society selected us again to host their 2nd Autumn Art Exhibit
  • Members’ art exhibited in the Art Gallery throughout the year
  • Members’ art works exhibited at Marlborough Town Hall Gallery
  • Classes in Oil & Acrylics by Jackie Jones and Watercolor by Audrey Carroll Prucnal offered
  • Winter Indoor Tag Sale
  • 4th Fridays at the Arts Café, monthly musical concerts by regional professionals
  • Area Schools’ Annual Student Spring Art Show
  • Elmer Thienes Elementary School Band and Choral Groups, Spring and Holiday Concerts
  • Rental of the facility for private celebrations, parties, and events
  • Community Political Meet-The-Candidates evenings in the Art Gallery
  • The ART PARK continuing development completing the curved path around the perimeter for easy access
  • More sculptures added to the ART PARK

Visitors at these activities are always impressed by our beautiful building and landscaped grounds, the history of the site, the dedication of the founders, and our members who have served since to maintain the arts in Marlborough. MAC is truly a special place.

Plans are underway for another creative year and we hope that you will continue to support MAC by renewing your membership either through Paypal, or by returning the membership renewal form available at MAC or download from our website along with payment by cash or check to:

Marlborough Arts Center
ATTN:  Membership Committee
231 North Main Street
Marlborough, CT 06447


Dues for membership are deductible to the fullest extent of the law for income tax purposes.

Thank you and if you have questions, call 860.295.9619. Your involvement in the Marlborough Arts Center is important and very much appreciated.

Best Wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season,

Marlborough Arts Center Board of Directors

2018 MAC Membership form

The Gail Wade Trio

The Gail Wade Trio presents what has become an annual end-of-the-year concert event at the Marlborough Arts Center on Friday evening, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.  Drawing from the deep roots of folk, bluegrass and classic country music, the Gail Wade Trio presents an eclectic blend of both traditional and original acoustic music. A strong guitarist and song writer with a rich soulful voice, Wade has been performing both solo and with her own band in the US and abroad for the past 30 years. Her early folk influences bring a warmth and depth to her songwriting, engulfing the listener in the deep emotion of everyday life experiences. The gifted multi-instrumentalist, Tim St Jean brings his incredible mandolin, banjo and vocals. As a much sought after musical virtuoso, St Jean is a familiar face on the stages of New England’s premier music festivals. Acoustic bass player, Joe DeLillo, rounds out the trio with his stunning tenor voice and musicianship.

The Marlborough Arts Center is at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT and is housed in an historic building with great acoustics that also is fully accessible and has ample parking. The admission for this concert is $20 per person at the door. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Details about the Marlborough Arts Center, a non-profit regional center for the arts completely run by volunteers, can be found at Call (860) 295-9389 with questions about any of the Arts Center’s artistic events, classes, exhibitions, etc. and a member of the Board will return your call as soon as possible.

January Oils and Acrylics Class with Jackie Jones

Coming January 2018: Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Jackie Jones is presenting a series of four Tuesday adult classes in the use of oils and acrylics at the Marlborough Arts Center. The morning set of classes will be from 9-12 a.m. The second set will be from 1-4 in the afternoons. This means a complete set of four classes is 12 hours. You can sign up for either mornings or afternoons, but can’t mix the two times. Of course one could take complete sets of both mornings and afternoons. The fee for one complete set of 12 hours in four classes is $120.

This class is designed for those new to painting. We will make our own black and white 9 step value scale and a color wheel. Next we will create a basic black and white still life then on to color mixing exercises. Lastly we will paint a simple landscape from a, provided, photograph. Note: Although my specialty is oils and acrylics, all mediums are welcome).

In this class, students will create a landscape painting using photographic reference (bring your favorite photos or use mine). The goal is to create simple designs with strong foundations derived from a ‘thumbnail’ value sketch. Value, composition and technique will be stressed as well as capturing the feeling of a landscape, rather than just copying a photograph. This class will include an instructor demo and plenty of individual attention.

Jackie speaks of her work by noting that her oils are done primarily on location wherever her travels take her and are an expression of mood and emotion manifested through the beauty of the landscape. A deep desire to partake in a dialogue with nature and a quest to infuse a moment of truth within the canvas is why she paints. This spontaneous process invigorates the work and is imbued with the spirit of nature created in communion with the wind and sunlight itself. This communion with nature is evident in her work and an emphasis in her classes.

For detailed information on these classes, contact Jackie Jones directly at